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Recent Outbreaks and Incidents - 2009

This page provides information on selected public health emergency topics of recent public interest. For a list of the latest updates posted on this web site, please see the What's New page.

Photo of winter scene.Severe Winter Weather (December 2009)
A severe snow storm strikes the Northeast United States. Learn how to stay safe in severe cold.

Photo of Frog.Outbreak of Human Salmonella Typhimurium Infections Associated with Contact with Water Frogs (December 2009)
CDC is collaborating with public health officials in many states to investigate a multistate outbreak of human Salmonella serotype Typhimurium infections due to contact with water frogs including African Dwarf Frogs…

Satellite photo of hurricane.Tropical Storm Ida (November 2009)
A tropical storm warning has been issued for parts of the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Florida. Learn what you can do to stay safe during and after the storm.

Photo of tsunami warning sign.Tsunami in American Samoa (September 30, 2009)
Magnitude-8.0 quake strikes near Samoan Islands and generated three separate tsunami waves which hit Samoa, neighboring American Samoa and Tonga.

Photo of a flooded neighborhood.Southeast U.S. Floods (September 2009)
Thousands of people affected by devastating flood. During a flood and its aftermath, know how protect your personal health and safety.

Photo of ground beef.Multistate E. coli Outbreak Linked to Beef from JBS Swift Beef Company (July 2009)
CDC is collaborating with public health officials in many states, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to investigate an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections.

Photo of cookie dough.Multistate E. coli Outbreak Linked to Eating Raw Refrigerated, Prepackaged Cookie Dough (June 2009)
CDC is collaborating with public health officials in many states, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to investigate an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections.

Photo of firefighter at wildfire.Southern Santa Barbara Wildfires (May 2009)
The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District have reissued an Air Quality Warning for Southern Santa Barbara. Find out more about the current situation, and learn how to stay safe from wildfires and wildfire smoke.

Swine FluCDC Investigates Human Cases of H1N1 Flu in the United States (April 2009)
Since March 2009, a number of confirmed human cases of a new strain of H1N1 flu virus infection in the U.S. and internationally have been identified. An investigation into these cases is ongoing.

Photo of firefighter at wildfire.Oklahoma & Texas Wildfires (April 2009)
Wildfires in Oklahoma and north Texas have burned more than 100,000 acres and destroyed dozens of homes. Find out more about the current situation, and learn how to stay safe from wildfires and wildfire smoke.

Photo of ground after an earthquake.Earthquake in Central Italy (April 6)
A magnitude-6.3 earthquake struck central Italy on April 6. Learn what you can do to stay safe during and after an earthquake.

Photo of a flooded neighborhood.Floods in North Dakota (March 2009)
The Red River and several others are in flood stage and expected to crest at record-breaking levels the last weekend in March. Learn what you can to protect your personal health and safety.

VolcanoMount Redoubt Volcano Erupts (March 22, 2009)
Mount Redoubt volcano erupts. The height of the eruption cloud is estimated to be 50,000 ft above sea level. Learn how to stay safe during and after a volcano eruption.

VolcanoMount Redoubt Volcano near Anchorage, Alaska (January 2009)
The level of seismic activity at Mount Redoubt Volcano, about 100 miles southwest of Anchorage, Alaska, has increased and an eruption is possible within days to weeks. Learn how to stay safe during and after a volcano eruption.

SalmonellaSearch for Peanut Butter Product Recalls Related to Salmonella Outbreak (January 2009)
To make it easier for consumers to determine if any peanut butter products they have at home are subject to recall, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has created an expanded, searchable database that will be updated as new information becomes available.

SalmonellaSalmonella (September 2008 - January 2009)
CDC is collaborating with public health officials in many states, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate an ongoing multistate outbreak of human infections due to Salmonella serotype Typhimurium.

 

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