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  • Listeria Outbreak Update - - - CDC Warning

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    Listeria Outbreak Update - - - CDC Warning

    Listeria Outbreak Update: CDC Warning| site |



    (Information contained in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] press release dated: February 24, 2021)

    CDC has updated its food safety alert for a Listeria outbreak linked to queso fresco made by El Abuelito Cheese Inc.: https://www.cdc.gov/listeria/outbrea...-21/index.html

    Key points:
    • CDC has expanded its advice to not eat, sell, or serve any cheese sold under the brand name El Abuelito, in addition to recalled queso fresco cheese sold under the brand names of El Abuelito, Rio Grande, and Rio Lindo. CDC is concerned that any cheese made or handled at this facility could be contaminated and make people sick.
    • Three new illnesses were reported this week. This outbreak has sickened a total of 10 people in four states (Connecticut, Maryland, New York, and Virginia).
    • Nine people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
    • Interviews with sick people
    ...
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  • CDC Investigating Multistate E. coli Outbreak with Unknown Food Source

    CDC Investigating Multistate E. coli Outbreak with Unknown Food Source

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Investigating Multistate E. coli Outbreak with Unknown Food Source | site |


    (Information contained in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] press release dated: February 3, 2021)

    A CDC Investigation Notice about a new multistate outbreak of E. coli O157: E. coli Outbreak with Unknown Food Source.
    Key Points:
    • CDC and state and federal public health and regulatory officials are working to identify the food source of a newly identified multistate outbreak of coli O157:H7 infections.
    • 16 illnesses have been reported from 5 states: Arkansas (6), New York (1), Oklahoma (5), Virginia (2), and Washington (2).
    • Many of the illnesses have been severe. Among 12 people with information available, 9 have been hospitalized. Three people developed kidney failure. One death has been reported from Washington.
    • The strain causing this outbreak has previously caused other illnesses linked
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  • Transcript for CDC Telebriefing on the COVID-19 Outbreak

    Transcript for CDC Telebriefing on the COVID-19 Outbreak

    Transcript for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Telebriefing on the COVID-19 Outbreak | site |



    (Information contained in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] press release: December 2, 2020)


    Please Note: This transcript is not edited and may contain errors.

    OPERATOR: GOOD MORNING. WELCOME TO TODAY’S CONFERENCE CALL. AT THIS TIME YOUR LINES HAVE BEEN PLACED ON LISTEN ONLY UNTIL THE QUESTION AND ANSWER PORTION OF OUR CALL. AT WHICH TIME YOU WILL BE PROMPTED TO PRESS STAR ONE ON YOUR TOUCHTONE PHONE. PLEASE ENSURE YOUR LINE IS UNMUTED AND RECORD YOUR NAME AND AFFILIATION TO BE INTRODUCED TO ASK YOUR QUESTION. YOU WILL BE LIMITED TO ONE QUESTION FOR TODAY’S CONFERENCE. THE CONFERENCE IS BEING RECORDED. IF YOU HAVE ANY OBJECTIONS YOU MAY DISCONNECT AT THIS TIME. I WILL TURN THE CONFERENCE OVER TO OUR HOST MR. BEN HAYNES. YOU MAY PROCEED.

    HAYNES: THANK YOU, JILL. THANK YOU ALL FOR JOINING US TODAY
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  • Transcript for CDC Telebriefing on the COVID-19 Outbreak

    Transcript for CDC Telebriefing on the COVID-19 Outbreak

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    (Information contained in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) press release: November 19, 2020)

    Thursday, November 19, 2020


    Transcript for CDC Telebriefing on the COVID-19 Outbreak

    Please Note: This transcript is not edited and may contain errors.

    Transcript:

    OPERATOR: IF YOU HAVE ANY OBJECTIONS TO THIS CALL BEING RECORDED, YOU MAY DISCONNECT AT THIS TIME. I WILL TURN THE CONFERENCE OTHER TO MR. BENJAMIN HAYNES. THANK YOU. YOU MAY BEGIN.

    HAYNES: THANK YOU, CHELSEA. HAYNES: THANK YOU, CHELSEA. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US TODAY FOR THIS BRIEFING TO DISCUSS SAFE WAYS TO ENJOY THE UPCOMING HOLIDAYS AMID THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. TODAY, WE ARE JOINED BY DR. HENRY WALKE, THE INCIDENT MANAGER FOR CDC’S COVID-19 RESPONSE. HE IS THE CDC EXPERT CHARGED WITH OVERSEEING THE DAY-TO-DAY MANAGEMENT OF THE AGENCY’S COVID-19
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  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration Releases New Outbreak Investigation Table

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    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Releases New Outbreak Investigation Table

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Releases New Outbreak Investigation Table | site |



    (November 18, 2020) - - On November 18, 2020 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the following information:


    FDA Releases New Outbreak Investigation Table


    New tool will communicate outbreak investigations in early stages



    November 18, 2020

    Statement From:
    Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response - Food and Drug Administration
    Frank Yiannas

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is committed to transparency and keeping the public and stakeholders informed of our work upholding the safety of our food supply. As part of this continued commitment, today we are releasing a new tool to communicate foodborne illness outbreak information frequently and as soon as the FDA begins an outbreak investigation – prior to a public health advisory or recall of a certain
    ...
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  • CDC says Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Ends

    CDC says Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Ends

    U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Ends | site |


    (November 18, 2020) - - Today the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published the following information: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) joins the global public health community in marking the end of the Ebola Virus Disease (Ebola) outbreak in Equateur Province. Today marks 42 days, or two incubation periods, since the last survivor tested negative for the virus. This allows the DRC Ministry of Health (MOH) and the World Health Organization to officially announce the outbreak over. “This is a tremendous accomplishment, particularly in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, M.D. “CDC congratulates the DRC Ministry of Health and partners who have worked tirelessly to overcome challenges and bring this Ebola outbreak to an end.” Reaching this milestone is a gre...
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  • CDC Investigation Notice - - - CDC investigating outbreak of E. coli infections

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    CDC Investigation Notice - - - CDC investigating outbreak of E. coli infections

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Investigation Notice: CDC investigating outbreak of E. coli infections | site |


    (November 10, 2020) - - Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published the following information:

    A CDC Investigation Notice regarding a multistate outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7 infections has been posted.

    Key points:
    • Twelve people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli have been reported from six states. Five people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
    • On November 6, 2020, Tanimura & Antle recalled its packaged single-head romaine lettuce after officials in Michigan identified E. coli 0157:H7 in the romaine lettuce during routine sampling.
    • Whole genome sequencing showed that the sample of romaine was the same as the strain identified among ill people associated with this outbreak. However, this data alone is not enough to prove a link in the outbreak.
    • The investigation
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  • CDC investigating Multistate Outbreak of Listeria Infections Linked to Deli Meats

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    CDC investigating Multistate Outbreak of Listeria Infections Linked to Deli Meats

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention investigating Multistate Outbreak of Listeria Infections Linked to Deli Meats| site |


    (October 23, 2020) - - Today, October 23, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published the following information:

    A CDC food safety alert regarding a multistate outbreak of
    Listeria monocytogenes infections has been posted:

    Key Points:
    • 10 people infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria monocytogenes have been reported from 3 states. All 10 people were hospitalized. One death has been reported from Florida.
    • Ill people have reported eating Italian-style meats, such as salami, mortadella, and prosciutto.
    • People have reported purchasing both prepackaged deli meats and meats sliced at deli counters. The investigation is ongoing to determine if there is a specific type of deli meat or common supplier linked to illness.
    • CDC will provide more information as it becomes available.
    Advice...
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  • Treasury and IRS Delay Federal Tax Day from April 15 to July 15 Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

    Treasury and IRS Delay Federal Tax Day from April 15 to July 15 Due to COVID-19 Outbreak | site |




    (March 21, 2020) - - Today (March 21, 2020), the U.S. Department of the Treasury published the following information: Washington – Following President Donald J. Trump’s emergency declaration pursuant to the Stafford Act, the U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) yesterday announced that the tax filings and payments for all federal income taxes (including self-employment tax) due on April 15, 2020, regardless of amount, will now be due on July 15, 2020. “At President Trump’s direction, we are moving Tax Day from April 15 to July 15,” said Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin. “All taxpayers and businesses will have this additional time to file and make payments without interest or penalties. I encourage all taxpayers who may have tax refunds to file now to receive those funds as quickly as possible.” Taxpayers are not required t...
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  • WHO, China Leaders discuss Next Steps in Battle Against Coronavirus Outbreak

    World Health Organization, China Leaders discuss Next Steps in Battle Against Coronavirus Outbreak| site |


    Beijing, China - - (January 28, 2020) - - Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) published the following information: The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, today met President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China in Beijing. They shared the latest information on the novel coronavirus 2019 (2019-nCoV) outbreak and reiterated their commitment to bring it under control. Dr Tedros was joined by WHO Regional Director Dr Takeshi Kasai and Executive Director of the WHO Health Emergencies Programme Dr Mike Ryan, and also met State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi and Minister of Health Ma Xiaowei. The National Health Commission presented China’s strong public health capacities and resources to respond and manage respiratory disease outbreaks. The discussions focused on continued co...
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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention publishes the Final Update on the Multistate Outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7 Infections

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention publishes the Final Update on the Multistate Outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7 Infections| site |



    (January 15, 2020) - - Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published the following information:

    The final update on the multistate outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7 infections has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2019/o157h7-11-19/index.html

    Key points:
    • As of January 15, 2020, this outbreak appears to be over.
    • CDC has lifted its advice that people avoid romaine lettuce from the Salinas Valley growing region in California. Contaminated romaine lettuce that made people sick in this outbreak is no longer available for sale.
    • A total of 167 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 were reported from 27 states.
    • Eighty-five people were hospitalized including 15 people who developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure. No deaths were reporte
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  • CDC says New Cases in Outbreak of E-cigarette, or Vaping, Product Use-Associated Lung Injury - - - EVALI - - - On the Decline

    CDC says New Cases in Outbreak of E-cigarette, or Vaping, Product Use-Associated Lung Injury (EVALI) On the Decline| site |



    CDC says cases continue to be reported as new data reinforce the link between Vitamin E acetate and EVALI; new clinical guidance recommends follow-up within 48 hours of hospital release


    (December 20, 2019) - - Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published the following information:

    Today, CDC released four reports on the ongoing EVALI outbreak. Key findings, published in Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) and the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), confirm a decline in emergency department (ED) visits related to EVALI. The findings also reinforce the link between Vitamin E acetate and EVALI and describe risk factors for EVALI rehospitalizations and deaths after hospital discharge; as such, CDC recommends that health care providers treating EVALI patients provide follow-up
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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Investigation Notice - Outbreak of Multidrug - Resistant Campylobacter Infections Linked to Pet Store P

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Investigation Notice - Outbreak of Multidrug - Resistant Campylobacter Infections Linked to Pet Store P| site |




    (December 18, 2019) - - Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published the following information:

    A CDC investigation announcement of a multistate outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni infections linked to puppies purchased from pet stores has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/campylobacter/ou...-19/index.html

    Key points:
    • CDC and public health officials in several states are investigating an outbreak of multidrug-resistant Campylobacter jejuni infections that has sickened 30 people in 13 states.
    • Four people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
    • Interviews with ill people and laboratory evidence indicate that contact with puppies, especially those from pet stores, is the source of this outbreak.
    • This investigation is ongoing. CDC will
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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Investigation Update of a Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Investigation Update of a Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections | site |



    (November 27, 2019) - - Today (November 27, 2019), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published the following information:

    A CDC investigation update of a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2019/o157h7-11-19/index.html .

    What is new:
    • CDC continues to advise consumers and retailers not to eat, sell or serve lettuce grown in the Salinas, Calif., growing region.
    • Since the last update on November 22, an additional 27 ill people have been reported, bringing to the total to 67 cases in 19 states.
    • A total of 39 hospitalizations have been reported. Six people have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure. No deaths have been reported.
    • Epidemiologic, laboratory, and traceback evidence collected to date indicate that
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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Investigation Notice - - - CDC Investigating Outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7 Infections

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Investigation Notice: CDC Investigating Outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7 Infections| site |



    (November 20, 2019) - - Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published the following information:

    A CDC investigation notice of a multistate outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7 infections has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2019/o157h7-11-19/index.html

    Key points:
    • CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7 infections. The source of the outbreak has not yet been determined.
    • 17 people infected with the outbreak strain have been reported from eight states (AZ, CA, CO, ID, MD, MT, WA, WI).
    • Seven hospitalizations have been reported, including two people who have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure. No deaths have been reported.
    • The
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    Listeria Outbreak Update - - - CDC Warning
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Listeria Outbreak Update: CDC Warning| site |



    (Information contained in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] press release dated: February 24, 2021)

    CDC has updated its food safety alert for a Listeria outbreak linked to queso fresco made by El Abuelito Cheese Inc.: https://www.cdc.gov/listeria/outbrea...-21/index.html

    Key points:
    • CDC has expanded its advice to not eat, sell, or serve any cheese sold under the brand name El Abuelito, in addition to recalled queso fresco cheese sold under the brand names of El Abuelito, Rio Grande, and Rio Lindo. CDC is concerned that any cheese made or handled at this facility could be contaminated and make people sick.
    • Three new illnesses were reported this week. This outbreak has sickened a total of 10 people in four states (Connecticut, Maryland, New York, and Virginia).
    • Nine people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
    • Interviews with sick people
    ...
    02-26-2021, 02:49 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    CDC Investigating Multistate E. coli Outbreak with Unknown Food Source
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Investigating Multistate E. coli Outbreak with Unknown Food Source | site |


    (Information contained in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] press release dated: February 3, 2021)

    A CDC Investigation Notice about a new multistate outbreak of E. coli O157: E. coli Outbreak with Unknown Food Source.
    Key Points:
    • CDC and state and federal public health and regulatory officials are working to identify the food source of a newly identified multistate outbreak of coli O157:H7 infections.
    • 16 illnesses have been reported from 5 states: Arkansas (6), New York (1), Oklahoma (5), Virginia (2), and Washington (2).
    • Many of the illnesses have been severe. Among 12 people with information available, 9 have been hospitalized. Three people developed kidney failure. One death has been reported from Washington.
    • The strain causing this outbreak has previously caused other illnesses linked
    ...
    02-05-2021, 12:10 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Transcript for CDC Telebriefing on the COVID-19 Outbreak
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Transcript for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Telebriefing on the COVID-19 Outbreak | site |



    (Information contained in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] press release: December 2, 2020)


    Please Note: This transcript is not edited and may contain errors.

    OPERATOR: GOOD MORNING. WELCOME TO TODAY’S CONFERENCE CALL. AT THIS TIME YOUR LINES HAVE BEEN PLACED ON LISTEN ONLY UNTIL THE QUESTION AND ANSWER PORTION OF OUR CALL. AT WHICH TIME YOU WILL BE PROMPTED TO PRESS STAR ONE ON YOUR TOUCHTONE PHONE. PLEASE ENSURE YOUR LINE IS UNMUTED AND RECORD YOUR NAME AND AFFILIATION TO BE INTRODUCED TO ASK YOUR QUESTION. YOU WILL BE LIMITED TO ONE QUESTION FOR TODAY’S CONFERENCE. THE CONFERENCE IS BEING RECORDED. IF YOU HAVE ANY OBJECTIONS YOU MAY DISCONNECT AT THIS TIME. I WILL TURN THE CONFERENCE OVER TO OUR HOST MR. BEN HAYNES. YOU MAY PROCEED.

    HAYNES: THANK YOU, JILL. THANK YOU ALL FOR JOINING US TODAY
    ...
    12-03-2020, 02:50 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Transcript for CDC Telebriefing on the COVID-19 Outbreak
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Transcript for CDC Telebriefing on the COVID-19 Outbreak| site |


    (Information contained in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) press release: November 19, 2020)

    Thursday, November 19, 2020


    Transcript for CDC Telebriefing on the COVID-19 Outbreak

    Please Note: This transcript is not edited and may contain errors.

    Transcript:

    OPERATOR: IF YOU HAVE ANY OBJECTIONS TO THIS CALL BEING RECORDED, YOU MAY DISCONNECT AT THIS TIME. I WILL TURN THE CONFERENCE OTHER TO MR. BENJAMIN HAYNES. THANK YOU. YOU MAY BEGIN.

    HAYNES: THANK YOU, CHELSEA. HAYNES: THANK YOU, CHELSEA. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US TODAY FOR THIS BRIEFING TO DISCUSS SAFE WAYS TO ENJOY THE UPCOMING HOLIDAYS AMID THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. TODAY, WE ARE JOINED BY DR. HENRY WALKE, THE INCIDENT MANAGER FOR CDC’S COVID-19 RESPONSE. HE IS THE CDC EXPERT CHARGED WITH OVERSEEING THE DAY-TO-DAY MANAGEMENT OF THE AGENCY’S COVID-19
    ...
    11-20-2020, 07:45 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Releases New Outbreak Investigation Table
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Releases New Outbreak Investigation Table | site |



    (November 18, 2020) - - On November 18, 2020 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the following information:


    FDA Releases New Outbreak Investigation Table


    New tool will communicate outbreak investigations in early stages



    November 18, 2020

    Statement From:
    Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response - Food and Drug Administration
    Frank Yiannas

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is committed to transparency and keeping the public and stakeholders informed of our work upholding the safety of our food supply. As part of this continued commitment, today we are releasing a new tool to communicate foodborne illness outbreak information frequently and as soon as the FDA begins an outbreak investigation – prior to a public health advisory or recall of a certain
    ...
    11-19-2020, 11:13 AM

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