(CIDRAP News) – Reported severe illnesses caused by Escherichia coli in Germany and neighboring countries continued to pile up in recent days, while mysteries about the source of the infection, why it's so severe, and why it seems to strike mainly women remained unresolved.
(CIDRAP News) Federal officials and state public health partners are investigating a multistate Salmonella outbreak that has sickened at least 25 people and is linked to contact with live chicks and ducklings sold by a national farm store chain.
(CIDRAP News) Questions abounded today concerning the large and growing outbreak of Escherichia coli infections concentrated in northern Germany, including where it came from, why it is striking mostly women, and why the number of reported hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) cases, at 276, is so unusually high.
(CIDRAP News) It has long been suspected that influenza increases the risk of heart attacks, but the connection has been nebulous because it's difficult to distinguish the effects of flu from the effects of cold weather, which prevails in flu season in temperate regions.
(CIDRAP News) A food safety watchdog group yesterday filed a regulatory petition asking the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to declare four antibiotic-resistant Salmonella strains as adulterants in ground meat and poultry.