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Sep 26, 2012

Sep 26, 2012

States again score well in CDC preparedness report

(CIDRAP News) – State and local public health departments generally maintained or improved their capabilities for testing and identifying biological agents and coordinating emergency responses in 2011, according to an annual report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on state public health preparedness.

Sep 24, 2012

Sep 24, 2012

Peanut butter recalled after multistate Salmonella outbreak

(CIDRAP News) – A New Mexico company has recalled multiple brands of peanut butter and almond butter after federal officials linked one of its products to a 29-case, 18-state outbreak of salmonellosis.

Sep 24, 2012

Sep 24, 2012

New coronavirus linked to two severe illnesses

(CIDRAP News) – Reports of a novel coronavirus linked to two severe illnesses with Saudi Arabian connections put the public health world on alert yesterday and conjured up memories of SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), a coronavirus infection that killed close to 800 people in 2002 and 2003.

Sep 21, 2012

Sep 21, 2012

CDC study suggests many H3N2v cases may be missed

(CIDRAP News) – An investigation of one of the first swine-origin H3N2 influenza cases detected in the United States in 2011 suggests that for each confirmed case, there may be many more that go undetected.

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