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12/31/2002
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FOODBORNE ILLNESS OUTBREAKS LIST (JUNE-DEC. 2002)

12/28. KALE, TURNIP GREENS MAY HAVE SALMONELLA
12/23. Hong Kong trying to quell bird flu fears
12/20. STATEWIDE OUTBREAK OF SALMONELLA BOVISMORBIFICANS
12/20. EMPLOYEES CARRY SALMONELLA AT LAS CRUCES, N.M., RESTAURANT
12/20. Virus dulls holiday cheer
12/19. Flu sickens hundreds on USS Roosevelt
12/19. 2 more may have food-borne illness

12/19. E.coli girl home for Christmas
12/19. WWE SmackDown! Superstars/Food Poisoning
12/18. 52 CHINESE POISONED AFTER NITRATE ADDED TO NOODLE SOUP
12/18. CHINA-KINDERGARTEN POISONING
12/18. Young¡¯s Dairy focus of illness inquiry
12/18. 40 in food poisoning epidemic
12/17. GASTROINTESTINAL OUTBREAKS ASSOCIATED WITH NORWALK VIRUS IN

12/17. LAS CRUCES, N.M., TRACES SALMONELLA TO SMOKED MEATS
12/17. Salmonella at base not terror, U.S. says
12/16. OVER 200 PASSENGERS ILL ON ANOTHER CRUISE SHIP, NORWALK-LIKE
12/16. Misery loves company as virus spreads in Maine
12/16. Outbreak at Sea
12/15. Challenges on ice were least of Red Wings¡¯ problem this week
12/14. Catch of kahawai caused food poisoning

12/13. GASTROINTESTINAL FLU ON CAMPUS
12/13. GIANTS HIT BY NORWALK VIRUS: SEVEN PLAYERS FORCED TO MISS GA
12/12. Salmonella cases linked to eatery
12/12. Mass poisoning in Vietnam
12/12. Troops in Kuwait treated for food poisoning
12/11. 250 U.S. MILITARY IN KUWAIT SICKENED
12/10. Reported Shigella cases have increased

12/09. Four salmonella cases reported in Boise area -
12/08. E. COLI O157:H7: PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND (UPDATE)
12/06. AMMONIA CHICKEN BLAMED FOR MAKING ILLINOIS STUDENTS ILL
12/05. FIFTH FAMILY MEMBER IS HIT BY E.COLI
12/05. Gut feeling: Tough virus is making the rounds
12/04. Virus outbreak hits another cruise ship

12/04. Mystery over source of deadly outbreak
12/03. Sailing the sickening seas
12/03. Three young sisters in E-coli bug scare
12/03. Cause of Outbreak Still a Mystery
12/03. Tummy Trouble On High Seas
12/03. Twelve Die in India Village After Eating Bad Meat
12/02. Shigellosis outbreak among area's worst

12/02. Child hit by E-coli bug
12/02. Eleven infected in E.coli outbreak
12/01. Nursery school children hit by food poison bug
11/30. Flunking Lunch
11/30. Kids die from eating ice cream
11/29. 80 suffer food poisoning from boxed lunches

11/28. U.S. Troops in Afghanistan Fall Ill
11/27. 85 MORE SICKENED ON DISNEY CRUISE SHIP
11/27. Calmer day at Laraway school
11/27. Sickness strikes students
11/26. More Contract Virus Aboard Disney Ship
11/26. Adams food poisoning incident remains under investigation
11/26. Rat poison suspected as children fall ill in China

11/25. TOURISTS TAKE LEGAL ACTION OVER `HOLIDAY FROM HELL'
11/25. TRICHINELLOSIS ¡© RUSSIA (SIBERIA)
11/25. Schools Taking Measures To Prevent Future Shigellosis Outbre
11/24. Man's death prompts inquiry
11/24. E. coli case found outside hospital
11/23. Virus, Not Food Poisoning, Going Around Tri-State
11/22. CAUSE OF E COLI CASES STUMPS OFFICIALS

11/22. 114 WORKERS GO DOWN WITH FOOD POISONING AT FACTORY IN VIETNA
11/22. TALES OF STOWAWAY VIRUS AND A QUEASY CRUISE
11/22. SICK CRUISE -
11/22. MULTISTATE OUTBREAKS OF SALMONELLA POONA INFECTIONS
11/22. Bacterial illnesses up in Duval
11/22. Shigellosis outbreak growing in Cumberland County
11/21. Health Department Concerned About Shigellosis Outbreak

11/21. Recent increase in bacterial illnesses prompt alert
11/21. Health officials investigate apparent food poisoning
11/20. Person tests positive for E. coli bacteria at Prince Edward
11/18. E. COLI O157:H7: PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
11/18. Salmonella report due next month
11/16. Suspected food poisoning sickens Oklahoma band members

11/14. DEATH OF HOSPITAL PATIENT IS LINKED TO DEADLY BACTERIA: CORO
11/14. PASSENGERS FALL ILL ON CRUISE SHIP
11/14. SIX TEST POSITIVE FOR E. COLI
11/14. MORE THAN 1,800 HOSPITALIZED IN RUSSIA'S WORST DYSENTERY OUT
11/13. FLU STILL RESTRICTS HOSPITAL VISITS
11/12. Majority of tests for E. coli at P.E.I. hospital negative
11/12. Ecuador Water Sickening Residents
11/11. 163 cruise passengers fall ill from Norwalk virus
11/11. 1,500 people hospitalized in Southern Russia with food poiso

11/10. Milk poisons 1000 -
11/09. Russian dairy factory manager sacked over mass food poisonin
11/08. Infected Milk Starts Dysentery Outbreak in Russia
11/07. 775 PEOPLE, MOSTLY CHILDREN, IN RUSSIAN FOOD POISONING
11/07. Water bug source pinpointed
11/07. 400 people with food poisoning hospitalised in Krasnodar ter
11/06. TRICHINELLOSIS ¡© CROATIA (ISTRIA)
11/06. Retirees sue after falling ill at luncheon
11/06. 'Wampler' listeria strain found in Jersey processing plant
11/05. Salmonella outbreak linked to Spanish eggs

11/04. BRITISH COLUMBIA: NORWALK VIRUS KEEPS DOZENS OF CHILDREN FROM
11/04. NEARLY 100 PEOPLE FALL ILL IN FOOD POISONING OUTBREAK IN SOU
11/03 Listeria Probe Widens to 2d Plant
11/02. Food poisoning [Greece]
11/01. AHU STILL SILENT ON E.COLI DEATH, SAYS PUBLIC NOT ENDANGERED
10/31. NO REPORTS OF MORE NORWALK VIRUS CASES
10/31. WOMAN'S E.COLI DEATH REMAINS A MYSTERY: THESSALON MAN TRIES
10/31. Wallabies hit by food poisoning
10/30. SCHOOL ILLNESS STILL A MYSTERY
10/30. BUG PROBE AT MORE BAKERS
10/28. NORWALK-LIKE VIRUS, HOTEL - NEW ZEALAND
10/28. OUTBREAK OF CRYPTOSPORIDIUM LINKED TO DRINKING UNPASTEURISED
10/28. GASTROENTERITIS OUTBREAK IN A SPORTING TEAM LINKED TO BARBEC

10/28. OUTBREAKS OF OILY DIARRHOEA ASSOCIATED WITH BUTTERFISH IN VI
10/28. AN OUTBREAK OF GASTROINTESTINAL ILLNESS ASSOCIATED WITH THE
10/27. ILLNESS ASSOCIATED WITH RUDDERFISH/ESCOLAR IN SOUTH AUSTRALI
10/27. NORWALK VIRUS MAY HAVE HIT CALGARY SCHOOL
10/26. DOWLING BOY BATTLING E.COLI
10/26. IMPORTED EGGS LINK TO KILLER FOOD BUG
10/25. PUBLIC HEALTH DISPATCH: OUTBREAK OF LISTERIOSIS -- NORTHEAST
10/24. NORWALK COULD HAPPEN AGAIN

10/24. Gulf fisherman contracts vibrio
10/24. Outbreak remains unsolved
10/23. LEUKAEMIA BOY IS HIT BY DEADLY WATER BUG
10/22. Norwalk-like virus outbreak hits Amsterdam
10/19. SIX FRESH CASES OF FOOD BUG REPORTED
10/18. SALMONELLA ENTERITIDIS PT 14B - UK (ENGLAND) (02)
10/18. Sick kids
10/18. Food bug linked to a second fatality

10/17. SALMONELLA OUTBREAK: NO TRACE OF BUG AT BAKERY
10/17. MEAT PLANT'S PRODUCTS ARE SEEN AS PROBABLE SOURCE OF BACTERI
10/17. Clarification on Northeast listeria outbreak
10/17. CDC Links Pilgrim's Pride Meat to Listeria Outbreak
10/16. Second death in salmonella outbreak Oct 17 2002
10/16. Bakeries probe after salmonella death
10/16. Killer salmonella outbreak in the UK
10/16. FOOD POISONING KILLED HUSBAND
10/15. EAST BAY E. COLI CASES

10/14. PROBE ORDERED INTO BOY'S DEATH; 'HAMBURGER DISEASE' SUSPECTE
10/14. PROBE LAUNCHED INTO SALMONELLA BUG
10/13. E. coli case numbers climb to 7
10/10. Shigella hits Scotland County
10/10. Increase in cases of Salmonella enteritidis Phage Type 14b
10/09. 4 cases of listeria reported in New Jersey
10/09. Health department confirms 63 sick
10/09. Eight die of food poisoning in Rajasthan, 90 hospitalised
10/09. 37 report food poisoning

10/08. Salmonella Outbreak Reported in Britain
10/08. Food poisoning: 54 kids taken ill in A.P.
10/08. 2 cases of E. Coli in East Bay, 2 other patients under revie
10/07. FOOD POISONING PROBE
10/07. ISLAND CHEESE SCARE CONTINUES
10/07. TESTS SUGGEST LANE COUNTY, ORE., E. COLI SPREAD THROUGH AIR
10/07. Turkey likely source of listeria
10/06. AUSTRALIA: Listeria outbreak in meat factory forces meat goo

10/05. Mystery food poisoning outbreak
10/05. Case of food poisoning closes restaurant
10/04. MYSTERY MALADY
10/04. SALMONELLA OUTBREAK SUSPECTED TO BE LINKED TO FRUIT PACKAGES
10/04. Salmonella cases estimated at 90
10/03. MYSTERIOUS-OUTBREAK UPDATE (INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY)
10/02. Bacteria sickens 17 Dodge kids
10/02. E. coli linked to recalled beef
10/01. LISTERIA OUTBREAK NOW AT 20 CASES: SOURCE REMAINS UNKNOWN

10/01. Listeriosis cluster turns victims' meals into clues
09/30. State looks into E. coli outbreaks in 21 counties
09/30. Group offers assistance in latest E. coli outbreak
09/29. Several Local Children Come Down With E. Coli
09/28. Local case of E. coli linked to state outbreak
09/28. Salmonella sickens 21
09/27. 52 in state stricken with E. coli

09/27. Botulism linked to baked potato
09/26. SUSPECT CHEESE PULLED OFF CITY SHELVES
09/25. MAN ON LIFE SUPPORT AFTER BOTULISM POISONING: IMPROPERLY COO
09/25. TAINTED FOOD LINKED TO FOUR DEATHS SO FAR
09/25. TESTS SUGGEST LANE COUNTY, ORE., E. COLI SPREAD THROUGH AIR
09/25. Listeriosis Update
09/25. Food illnesses show sharp rise
09/24. 80 INFANTS SICK IN FOOD POISONING AT GERMAN DAYCARE CENTRE

09/24. MORE THAN 200 PEOPLE ILL IN FURTHER CHINA FOOD POISONING OUT
09/24. Press Release: Listeriosis Update
09/23. BAD JAPANESE FOOD SENDS 55 TO HOSPITAL IN BEIJING
09/23. Officials look for source of listeriosis
09/23. Salmonella strain passes without link
09/22. An E. coli nightmare
09/21. Five deaths linked to listeria
09/20. OUTBREAKS OF INFECTIOUS INTESTINAL DISEASE AMONG COACH TOUR

09/20. Three listeriosis cases discovered in Bergen
09/19. Health officials raise alert on Listeria
09/19. County reports 3 cases of listeriosis
09/19. Food Poisoning, Deaths Reported
09/18. CREEK WATER BEING TESTED FROM CIRCLE SQUARE RANCH
09/18. Possible listeria outbreak in several Northeastern states pr
09/18. Health officials stumped in search for E. coli source
09/18. Listeria kills 10 in the Northeast

09/18. Top hotel in food bug outbreak
09/18. Suspect confesses in Chinese mass poisoning
09/17. SIX IN METROPOLITAN REGION DIE OF FOOD-BORNE ILLNESS
09/17. COOK ACCUSED OF TRYING TO POISON DINERS
09/17. TWENTY-SEVEN CONTRACT FOOD POISONING IN MONASTERY IN -
09/17. LISTERIOSIS - USA (MULTISTATE)
09/16. Officials investigate listeriosis outbreak
09/16. FDA Warns Pennsylvania of Increase in Listeria

09/16. Hundreds poisoned in China; deaths likely
09/16. Chinese Poisoning Suspect Arrested
09/15. Chinese investigate poisoning
09/15. Central Authorities Call for All Efforts to Save Poisoned Pe
09/14. Poison Causes Food Bug
09/13. Student's sickness not linked to school
09/12. TOT WITH E. COLI BATTLES BACK
09/12. Fourth death from Listeria points to possible food link

09/10. 9TH PERSON DIES IN E. COLI OUTBREAK IN UTSUN
09/10. HEALTH OFFICIALS INVESTIGATING E. COLI OUTBREAK
09/10. Local boy 'very sick' with E. coli
09/09. OREGON'S LARGEST EVER E. COLI OUTBREAK TRACED TO LANE COUNTY
09/06. Salmonella strain very rare, CDCsays
09/06. Salmonella spreads person to person
09/05. OUTBREAK OF DIARRHEAL ILLNESS IN ATTENDEES AT A UKRAINIAN DA

09/05. Health Officials Track Source of Fatal Listeria
09/05. Listeria infection kills city man
09/04. Inmates moved after contamination scare
09/04. Health department says Norwalk virus hit team
09/04. Spaghetti sickens 50 students
09/03. SECOND SOURCE SUSPECTED IN E. COLI SCARE; THREE CASES NOT TI
09/03. TOT STRUGGLES TO BEAT E. COLI KIDNEY FAILURE
09/03. HEALTH OFFICIALS STRUGGLING TO PINPOINT E. COLI'S SPREAD
09/03. ANOTHER YOUTH CONTRACTS E. COLI IN YORK

09/02. E. COLI OUTBREAK OVER
09/02. PENNSYLVANIA HEALTH DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES INVESTIGATION OF LI
09/01. MAN GETS BOTULISM FROM POTATO
09/01. Local man dies after eating raw oysters
09/01. Public warned of risk from Listeria
08/31. Outbreak difficult to track
08/31. Toss out ice cream from church festival

08/31. Another youth contracts E. coli in York
08/31. Vergennes Celebration Leaves Some Sick
08/30. LIKELY SOURCE OF E. COLI OUTBREAK AT CAMP ABEGWEIT WAS FOOD
08/30. DEADLY E. COLI STRAIN SICKENS BOY-KITCHENER CHILD ONE OF 3 T
08/29. MORE E. COLI CASES REPORTED FROM LANE COUNTY, ORE., FAIR
08/28. SCOMBROID POISONING, TUNA - USA (PENNSYLVANIA): SUSPECTED
08/28. E. COLI OUTBREAK AT P.E.I. CAMP HOSPITALIZES TWO, MAKES 11 O
08/28. E. COLI O157, COUNTY FAIR - USA (OREGON)
08/28. 600 holidaymakers unite to sue after 'illnesses'
08/28. E. coli Hunted in Georgia Home

08/27. More cases of E. coli traced to Lane Co. Fair
08/26. E. COLI KIDS ON MEND
08/26. SUPERMARKET-HEPATITIS
08/25. CDC investigates Disney food poisoning
08/24. Officials look into Kingston E.coli cases
08/23. HEPATITIS SYMPTOMS SEND 20 FOR TESTING: SHOPPED AT GROCERY S
08/23. TWO KIDS CONTRACT E. COLI: HEALTH OFFICIALS INVESTIGATING TO
08/23. VIBRIO PARAHAEMOLYTICUS, SHELLFISH - USA (NEW YORK): ALERT
08/23. HEPATITIS SYMPTOMS SEND 20 FOR TESTING: SHOPPED AT GROCERY S

08/23. SOME SHOPPERS LIKELY INFECTED WITH HEPATITIS A, OFFICIAL SAY
08/22. E. Coli Outbreak Hits Children Visiting Dairy Farm
08/21. VIRUS THINS THE RANKS OF CADETS AT CAMP
08/21. Rucker shelter resident alleges food poisoning
08/20. Six more salmonella cases
08/19. E. COLI CASES LINKED TO UNIVERSITY IN SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIF
08/19. NORWALK-LIKE VIRUS, GOLF TOURNAMENT - USA (ARIZONA)
08/19. AROUND 50 TAJIKS STRICKEN WITH ANTHRAX

08/19. DOZENS HIT BY SALMONELLA ON ANOTHER ILL-FATED CRUISE SHIP: O
08/19. SHOPPERS POTENTIALLY EXPOSED TO HEPATITIS A
08/19. HEPATITIS A CASE IDENTIFIED IN SUPERMARKET EMPLOYEE
08/19. Salmonella hits another ill-fated cruise
08/19. Eighth E. coli death linked to Tochigi medical complex
08/18. Crew member falls ill on Alaska cruise ship
08/17. E. coli outbreak in Tochigi claims seventh victim
08/17. Salmonella sickens local family
08/16. VIRUS HITS UNI FOOTBALL TEAM
08/16. MAN BECOMES 6TH FATALITY IN UTSUNOMIYA FOOD POISONING

08/16. E. coli linked to Cal Poly campus
08/15. E. coli hits Davis with outbreak
08/15. Golfers had Norwalk Virus
08/13. OUTBREAK OF NORWALK VIRUS: ALASKA/BRITISH COLUMBIA (UPDATE)
08/12. DEATH TOLL IN FOOD POISONING IN UTSUNOMIYA RISES TO 5
08/12. 4 DIE IN E. COLI OUTBREAK AT UTSUNOMIYA HOSPITAL
08/11. CDC REPORTS OUTBREAK OF SALMONELLA SEROTYPE JAVIANA
08/10. Shellfish suspected in 2 Va. deaths
08/09. Candy from Mexico is suspected in 150 lead-poisoning cases
08/09. Country club suspects sabotage in new salmonella cases
08/02. VIRUS TIES UP CRUISE SHIP HEADED FOR ALASKA: FOR SECOND TIME
08/02. Old Killers Return to Kazakstan

08/02. Seven hit by E.coli outbreak Aug 1 2002
08/01. ALASKA CRUISE CANCELLED AFTER SECOND VIRUS OUTBREAK
08/01. FAMILY CLAIMS CHICKEN LED TO FOOD POISONING
07/31. Parents Claim Children Sickened By School Food
07/30. LITTLE-KNOWN ILLNESS ON THE RISE LOCALLY
07/30. Health District Says Five E. coli Cases Aren't Connected to
07/30. Romaine lettuce, bacteria linked
07/30. Food poisoning turns game into disaster
07.29 FDA WARNS OF E. COLI-LETTUCE LINK
07.29 FDA ALERT: SPOKANE PRODUCE BRAND ROMAINE LETTUCE

07/29. OYSTERS SOLD IN D.C. SUSPECTED IN DEATHS
07/29. Virus leaves church campers violently ill
07/28. Church camp hit by E. coli
07/26. METHEMOGLOBINEMIA FOLLOWING INGESTION OF SODIUM NITRITE
07/26. MULTISTATE OUTBREAK OF ESCHERICHIA COLI O157:H7 INFECTIONS A
07/26. STOMACH VIRUS SICKENS 170 ABOARD CRUISE SHIP
07/26. VIRUS HITS KIDS' CAMP
07/26. VIOLENT ILLNESS SPREADS FROM NOVA SCOTIA CAMPERS TO THEIR PA
07/26. Tourists felled by tummy bug
07/26. Health inspectors can't trace salmonella source
07/25. 4th girl had E. coli food poisoning
07/24. FOOD POISONING INVESTIGATED

07/24. CHILDREN, STAFF SENT HOME FROM N.S. SUMMER CAMP AFTER POSSIB
07/24. Water bug outbreak grows
07/24. Our holiday nightmare
07/24. No new reports of E. coli; outbreak considered over
07/23. CONAGRA TAINTED BEEF LINKED TO 26 ILLNESSES
07/23. OUTBREAK ON TRAIN WAS SECOND THIS MONTH: DOCTORS SAY COMMON
07/23. E. coli cases rise to 20 in Colorado
07/23. Young Woman With Ecoli Readmitted to Hospital

07/22. BOTULISM, HUMANS - USA (ALASKA)
07/22. VIRUS STRIKES VIA RAIL PASSENGERS: WAVE OF ILLNESS ABOARD VA

07/22. BEEF CONTAMINATIONS TURNS WEEKEND OF BURRITOS, BURGERS PAINF
07/22. Ham causes illnesses at Newport supper
07/22. Bacteria again sicken scores at state prison; food suspected
07/21. Spokane case of E. coli like ConAgra ones
07/20. E-coli outbreak 'due to butcher's hygiene lapse'
07/19. E. COLI O157, GROUND BEEF ¡© USA (MULTISTATE)
07/19. Illnesses in South Dakota, Iowa linked to E. coli-tainted beef
07/19. 7 Cases Of E. Coli Confirmed At Eastern Washington Univ. Cheerleader Camp
07/18. NORWALK-LIKE VIRUS - UK (SCOTLAND): SUSPECTED
07/18. Cholera epidemic in Malawi
07/18. CHOLERA EPIDEMIC IN KABUL
07/17. Salmonella cases may have ended

07/17. DOZENS SUE HOLIDAY FIRMS OVER `GASTRIC VIRUS'
07/17. Man's death linked to gulf oysters
07/17. Bacterium likely cause of mass food poisoning
07/08. GASTROENTERITIS, FOODBORNE - BAHRAIN
07/08. 98 HONG KONG DINERS SICKENED BY SEAFOOD ON HOLIDAY OUTING
07/02. PREVENT FOODBORNE ILLNESS THIS FOURTH OF JULY BY FOLLOWING K
07/02. NEARLY 350 FILIPINO STUDENTS SUFFER FOOD POISONING
07/02. Family fears deer caused dad's illness
07/01. 48 dead in cholera outbreak in Mozambique
06/30 Pastry sickens hundreds at Spanish festival
06/30 FESTIVAL CAKE POISONS 1200 Jun 29 2002
06/29. Deadly O-157 bacteria runs rampant at nursery school
06/29. Bad Milk Blamed for Wis. Outbreak

06/28. Was it the stew? 20 sick at juvenile center
06/28. OUTBREAK OF MULTIDRUG-RESISTANT SALMONELLA NEWPORT
06/28. OUTBREAK OF CAMPYLOBACTER JEJUNI INFECTIONS ASSOCIATED WITH
06/27. SPAIN-FOOD POISONING
06/27. Salmonella infection victims hire top lawyer
06/27. Leadership camp ended by illness
06/27. OVER 150 FOOD POISONINGS REGISTERED IN THREE RUSSIAN REGIONS
06/26. 650 PEOPLE IN NORTHERN SPAIN AFFECTED BY FOOD POISONING
06/26. OUTBREAK OF E. COLI SENDS ALBERTA CHILDREN TO HOSPITAL
06/26. Reported Salmonella poisoning cases now at 55
06/25. 36 new cases of Salmonella poisoning