Unfortunately for the public’s health and well-being, salmonella breakouts have been reported in the media much too frequently. Salmonella is a commonly known bacteria which causes diarrhea and can create long-term illnesses. It is transmitted when food that has been contaminated with animal feces is consumed by humans. Salmonellas is present in unsanitary areas such as poorly-kept food processing factories, or can be the cause of rodent infestation. General information of salmonella can be found HERE.

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states in their news report published in October 19, 2010, the outbreaks can be referred from May 1 to October 15 of this year with an estimated number of 1,813 illnesses due to the eggs. This article can be read HERE. This report thoroughly investigates the sudden outbreak of the salmonella infections. It lists into detail of how the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service,  and the CDC are joining forces in order to further their research of how this outbreak might have started and the general question of where it came from. This report also provided the readers additional informations and even had a graph to show how many outbreaks there were within this year. The report is informative and reports on all factual information without the “fluffs.”

News coverage of salmonella is easily accessible through online news sources. Several articles of salmonella have been published by major online media channels just within this year due to the frequent outbreaks.