More sick in Honey Smacks salmonella outbreak, CDC says

Honey Smacks are still being sold despite a total recall, the FDA reports.

Another 30 people have been reported ill in an outbreak of salmonella linked to Honey Smacks cereal, and some stores are still selling the recalled product, federal health officials said Tuesday.

No one should be buying or selling any form of Honey Smacks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

“Since the last update on July 12, 2018, 30 more illnesses have been reported, bringing the total to 130 cases from 36 states,” the CDC said in a statement.

It said 34 were sick enough to be hospitalized, although no one has died. Three more states have been added to the list of places where people have become ill: Delaware, Maine and Minnesota.

Source: More sick in Honey Smacks salmonella outbreak, CDC says

SALMONELLA RECALL: 5 sickened with Salmonella from recalled cereal in Pa. | WPXI

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a salmonella outbreak linked to a popular children’s cereal.

PA Department of Health

@PAHealthDept

DO NOT eat the recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal—so far 5 PA’ians have been affected. If you have already eaten some of the cereal, throw the rest of it away or return it for a refund. Contact a health care provider if you think you got sick from consuming recalled cereal.

CDC

@CDCgov

RECALL: Do not eat recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal. This cereal has been linked to an outbreak of 73 Salmonella infections from 31 states. https://go.usa.gov/xQtxX 

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Source: SALMONELLA RECALL: 5 sickened with Salmonella from recalled cereal in Pa. | WPXI

Seventeen People in Wisconsin Have Died From One Strain of Bacteria

The bacteria Elizabethkingia anopheles has claimed 17 lives over the last five months in 12 Wisconsin counties, and caused 54 people to become seriously ill. As yet, no one has been able to trace the source of the infection.

Elizabethkingia anopheles is named for a famous researcher who worked with the CDC in the mid-1900s. Found in the guts of mosquitoes, it is not a dangerous bacteria for anyone with a healthy immune system, but can cause life-threatening infections in young babies, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems.

Most states don’t get more than five to 10 cases a year, so this represents a huge spike in infection rates. And the bacteria involved have, according to CDC official Michael Bell, the same “fingerprint,” despite the fact that cases of infection span 12 different counties.

Source: Seventeen People in Wisconsin Have Died From One Strain of Bacteria