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Dec 21, 2012

Dec 21, 2012

Flu pace picks up in US, Canada, parts of Europe

(CIDRAP News) – Flu activity in the Northern Hemisphere continued to climb last week, led by a vigorous pace of infections in the United States and Canada in the lead-up to the Christmas holiday season, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today.

Oct 30, 2012

Oct 30, 2012

CDC profiles wide range of global flu activities

(CIDRAP News) – An annual report released yesterday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) profiles a wide range of CDC influenza-related projects around the world, from flu surveillance in Indonesia to vaccine effectiveness studies in El Salvador and epidemiology training in Ghana.

Aug 30, 2012

Aug 30, 2012

Researchers find alarming global levels of drug-resistant TB

(CIDRAP News) – A large, eight-nation study today reported worrisome levels of tuberculosis (TB) resistant to first- and second-line drugs, along with higher-than-expected levels of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) TB.

Aug 23, 2012

Aug 23, 2012

Cantaloupe farm named in Salmonella outbreak probe

(CIDRAP News) – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) late yesterday identified the Indiana farm linked to a multistate Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak that has grown to 178 people in 21 states, and the cantaloupe grower followed with a recall.

The grower, Chamberlain Farms, based in Owensville, released its recall notice yesterday as well.

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