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Dec 28, 2010

Dec 28, 2010

Pastries blamed for 100 staph cases in 2 states

(CIDRAP News) – An outbreak of about 100 illness cases in Illinois and Wisconsin has been attributed to pastries from an Illinois bakery that were tainted with Staphylococcus aureus, state and federal officials revealed recently.

Dec 23, 2010

Dec 23, 2010

Sprouts suspected in multistate Salmonella outbreak

(CIDRAP News) – Federal officials announced today they are collaborating on an investigation into a multistate Salmonella serotype I 4,[5],12:i:-  outbreak, possibly linked to sprouts served on sandwiches at Jimmy Johns restaurants, that have sickened 89 people in 15 states and the District of Columbia.

Dec 15, 2010

Dec 15, 2010

CDC revises decade-old foodborne illness estimates

(CIDRAP News) – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released newer, more precise estimates of the foodborne illness burden, suggesting 1 in 6 Americans get sick each year, a rate lower than previously thought.

Dec 10, 2010

Dec 10, 2010

Analysis: Haiti's cholera strain came from South Asia

(CIDRAP News) – In the most detailed analysis to date on the Vibrio cholerae strain that has sparked Haiti's outbreak, researchers confirmed that it most closely resembles a South Asian variant not previously seen in the region and that it is more lethal than other strains.

Dec 08, 2010

Dec 08, 2010

Experts disagree on Haiti cholera source as cases near 100,000

(CIDRAP News) – A report by an epidemiologist sent by France to assist Haiti with the cholera response said United Nations (UN) peacekeeping forces from Nepal are the most likely source of the outbreak, though others deny the claims or say the findings are inconclusive.

Dec 06, 2010

Dec 06, 2010

Cholera deaths climb in southwest Haiti

(CIDRAP News) –Cholera deaths are climbing in southwestern Haiti, an area that had been previously spared by the outbreak, as health officials face prevention challenges from local beliefs that the disease is caused by supernatural forces.

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