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Mar 30, 2012

Mar 30, 2012

Pet turtles linked to three Salmonella outbreaks in 16 states

(CIDRAP News) – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today announced three Salmonella outbreaks linked to pet turtles that have sickened 66 people in 16 states so far.

Trace-back investigations found that turtles with shells less than 4 inches long or their environments are the cause of the outbreaks. Two of the outbreaks appear to involve red-eared slider turtles.

Mar 30, 2012

US flu activity shows signs of ebbing

(CIDRAP News) – Influenza activity in the United States—while never very high this season—showed signs of decline in data reported today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Mar 29, 2012

Mar 29, 2012

US debuts life sciences dual-use research policy

(CIDRAP News) – Federal health officials today unveiled a new policy for overseeing life sciences dual-use research, such as two recent H5N1 transmission studies that have sparked bioterror concerns as well as cries of censorship.

Mar 23, 2012

Mar 23, 2012

US flu activity nudges up slightly

(CIDRAP News) – US flu indicators ticked upward this week, with outpatient visits for influenza-like illness (ILI) reaching baseline levels for the first time this season, according to an update today from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Mar 22, 2012

Mar 22, 2012

Africa reports progress on polio, ramps up vaccine efforts

(CIDRAP News) – Polio cases in Africa were almost halved in 2011, but the disease shows worrisome trends in some countries, health officials reported today as the continent geared up to vaccinate 111 million children against the disease.

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