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Oct 10, 2013

Oct 10, 2013
Chicken inspection line

USDA may pull inspectors from Salmonella outbreak plants

The USDA told Foster Farms it will block plant operations if the company doesn't take quick action.

Oct 10, 2013

News Scan for Oct 10, 2013

Dengue evidence in Houston
Simulated livestock outbreak at KSU

Oct 09, 2013

Oct 09, 2013
artist rendering of salmonella

CDC details chicken-linked Salmonella outbreak probe

More on the current outbreak, including that DNA footprints match those of Salmonella outbreak earlier this year.

Oct 08, 2013

Oct 08, 2013
person cutting up raw chicken

Chicken-linked Salmonella outbreak tests federal response amid furloughs

Multistate outbreak affecting hundreds highlights public health consequences of fed shutdown.

Oct 01, 2013

Oct 01, 2013
US Capitol building

Fed shutdown affects disease detection, food safety

Response to seasonal flu, H7N9, MERS, and other threats could be markedly diminished.

Sep 16, 2013

Sep 16, 2013
Clostridium difficile on agar plate

CDC: Antibiotic-resistant bugs sicken 2 million a year

Agency says the most urgent threats are drug-resistant C diff, Enterobacteriaceae, and gonorrhea.

Sep 06, 2013

Sep 06, 2013

News Scan for Sep 06, 2013

Response to GAO poultry-plan report
Pertussis in Texas
Tularemia in Massachusetts
US, European West Nile

Sep 04, 2013

Sep 04, 2013
USDA poultry inspector

GAO: USDA took shortcuts in poultry inspection plan

Government watchdog group says agency cut corners in assessing pilot inspection projects.

Aug 29, 2013

Aug 29, 2013
Piglets

Swine study suggests flu vaccination may sometimes backfire

Findings raise concerns about an approach eyed for developing a "universal" flu vaccine.

Aug 09, 2013

Aug 09, 2013

News Scan for Aug 09, 2013

Response to camel MERS study
MERS-CoV tests on animal samples
Cyclospora update
Malaria vaccine trial
Salmonella in baby poultry

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