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Feb 01, 2011

Feb 01, 2011

FDA finds lapses at 12 egg farms in initial inspections

(CIDRAP News) – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says its first round of inspections under new egg safety rules found that 12 of the 35 large farms inspected had problems that required some kind of corrective action, most of them having to do with record-keeping.

Feb 02, 2011

Feb 02, 2011

Study traces variation in pandemic school closures

(CIDRAP News) – A study that put school closures during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic under the microscope says that jurisdictions varied in their reasons for shuttering schools and that officials often were uncertain about who had authority to make the decision and what federal guidance was in place.

Feb 03, 2011

Feb 03, 2011

UK findings hint at spread of resistant H1N1 strain

(CIDRAP News) – British researchers say 3 of 27 cases of oseltamivir (Tamiflu)-resistant 2009 H1N1 influenza detected in Britain so far this season were in outpatients who had no known exposure to the drug, suggesting that resistant strains may be spreading at a low level in the community.

Feb 03, 2011

Study supports infection potential of airborne flu viruses

(CIDRAP News) – Aerosolized flu viruses, the type that can remain airborne for hours, circulate in places such as doctor's offices, daycare centers, and airplanes in doses large enough to cause infection, researchers from Virginia Tech reported yesterday.

Feb 04, 2011

Feb 04, 2011

CDC says US flu activity heading higher

(CIDRAP News) – The United States saw increased influenza activity last week, as 30 states cited widespread flu and six pediatric deaths related to the illness were reported, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today.


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