(CIDRAP News) Three vaccine makers are making label changes to their seasonal flu vaccine doses for the US market, warning healthcare providers that the tip caps on syringes may contain natural rubber latex, an allergen to sensitive individuals. This development will slightly reduce the number of doses and delay delivery of some doses by 2 or 3 weeks.
(CIDRAP News) The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a contract to a San Francisco company to further the development of a new broad-spectrum antibiotic for treating plague, tularemia, and various resistant infections.
(CIDRAP News) Federal officials today released their initial inspection reports of the two Iowa companies linked to the nation's biggest egg recall, which reveal multiple biosecurity breaches, such as rodent infestation, wild birds in poultry barns, and instances in which chicken manure could have contaminated egg-laying areas.
(CIDRAP News) The US House Committee on Energy and Commerce yesterday announced that it will hold a hearing on Sep 14 to address the safety of the nation's food supply in the wake of a recent Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak linked to two Iowa farms.
(CIDRAP News) A West Nile virus (WNV) seroprevalence study of Italian organ donors revealed that 1.2% of 1,248 serum samples were positive and that some of the donors who had been exposed to the virus were from regions where infection wasn't thought to be a risk.
(CIDRAP News) Federal officials today announced that samples from two chicken farms, chicken feed, and feed components at Wright County Egg, one of the two Iowa companies implicated in a nationwide Salmonella outbreak, match the outbreak strain found in sick patients.