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Jan 07, 2010

Jan 07, 2010

CDC hopes to prevent repeat of 1958 flu mortality surge

(CIDRAP News) – Warning against complacency about H1N1 influenza, Dr. Anne Schuchat of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said she doesn't want to see a repeat of what happened in 1957-58, when a perception that the pandemic was over was followed by a winter surge of flu- and pneumonia-related deaths.

Jun 15, 2010

Jun 15, 2010

2009 pandemic vaccine may fight off 1918 virus

(CIDRAP News) – A team of US researchers reported today that the current pandemic H1N1 influenza vaccine protects mice and may protect humans against the 1918 pandemic virus, a finding that should reduce concern about the potential for an accidental or intentional release of that strain.

Jul 09, 2010

Jul 09, 2010

Rules to limit Salmonella in eggs take effect

(CIDRAP News) – New federal rules designed to reduce Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) contamination in eggs from large-scale producers take effect today, with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) predicting that they will prevent up to 79,000 illnesses per year.

Aug 16, 2010

Aug 16, 2010

Surge in Salmonella Enteritidis prompts egg recall

(CIDRAP News) – An outbreak of Salmonella infections has triggered a national recall of 13 shell egg brands and an extensive traceback investigation focused on an Iowa company that reportedly produced the eggs, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said today.

Aug 17, 2010

Aug 17, 2010

More Salmonella cases linked to recalled eggs

(CIDRAP News) – Reports of Salmonella illnesses in California, Colorado, and Nevada emerged today in the wake of an Iowa company's nationwide egg recall, as federal officials continued their investigation.

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