Selected Outbreak Investigations at UPHL
UPHL detected Salmonella in Kellogs Honey Smack cereal contributing to the recall of the product.
UPHL detected Salmonella in several brands of kratom powder contributing to the recall of these products.
UPHL participated in a MDR Campylobacter multistate outbreak investigation linked to pet store puppies.
UPHL investigated two deaths connected to a platelet preparation contaminated with Clostridium perfringens. This work highlighted risk factors in the manufacturing of this bioproduct.
UPHL investigated a E. coli O157 outbreak in a rural community and pinpointed the source of infection to farm animals shedding the pathogen in the environment.
UPHL participated in a Salmonella multistate outbreak investigation on infections linked to a meal replacement product.
August and September
UPHL investigated a Salmonella multistate outbreak linked to imported cucumbers.
UPHL investigated a STEC multistate outbreak linked to a food retailer chicken salad.
UPHL investigated Campylobacter jejuni infections associated with raw milk consumption. This work highlights the limitations of the current microbiological standards used to allow the sale of this product.
OctoberUPHL investigated an outbreak of botulism in a State prison pinpointing the source of infection to an alcoholic brew made by the prisoners.
UPHL investigated a Salmonella outbreak linked to consumption of unpasteurized milk.
UPHL participated in the investigation of a Salmonella multistate outbreak associated with aquatic frogs. This work highlights exposure to aquarium amphibians as an important risk factor for salmonellosis.
UPHL investigated E. coli O157:H7 infections associated with Rodeo attendance in Utah and Idaho.