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Oct 06, 2011

Oct 06, 2011

Study finds H1N1 pandemic in Mexico more deadly

(CIDRAP News) – Researchers who took a detailed look at 2009 H1N1 deaths in Mexico, where the virus was first detected, found that the new flu virus was more deadly than most seasonal flu epidemics and more lethal than in other countries, which confirms impressions early in the pandemic that the disease was worse in Mexico.

Sep 26, 2011

Sep 26, 2011

Study: Few states advance ethics guidelines for pandemics

(CIDRAP News) – Few US states have addressed ethical issues surrounding pandemic flu preparedness in recent years, according to a new study in the American Journal of Public Health.

Also, the study authors found, states that have tackled the issues have focused rather narrowly, typically on allocating scarce hospital resources, while virtually ignoring such issues as community engagement surrounding isolation and quarantine plans.

Sep 19, 2011

Sep 19, 2011

Tests confirm cantaloupe link in 10-state Listeria outbreak

(CIDRAP News) – Listeria monocytogenes found in samples of Jensen Farms cantaloupe from a sick patient's home and from retail outlets have the same genetic fingerprint as the strain that has sickened several patients in the outbreak, Colorado health officials have reported.

Sep 15, 2011

Sep 15, 2011

Seven-state Listeria outbreak prompts cantaloupe recall

(CIDRAP News) – A Colorado farm in the state's Rocky Ford growing area recalled its cantaloupe yesterday after a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) linked a multistate Listeria monocytogenes outbreak to its produce.

The FDA traced confirmed Listeria outbreak cases to Jensen Farms, based in Holly.

Sep 13, 2011

Sep 13, 2011

CDC: Listeria outbreak sickens 15 in four states

(CIDRAP News) – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said yesterday that it is collaborating on the investigation of a multistate Listeria monocytogenes outbreak, warning at-risk groups to avoid eating cantaloupe from Colorado's Rocky Ford region.


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