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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.

Sep 21, 2010

Sep 21, 2010

CDC says state and local preparedness improving

(CIDRAP News) – State and local health departments have significantly improved their readiness for public health emergencies in the past few years, with laboratory capacity and emergency operations centers leading the list of improved areas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in a major report released today.

Jul 06, 2010

Jul 06, 2010

Illness cluster triggers bison meat recall

(CIDRAP News) – A cluster of Escherichia coli infections prompted a Colorado company on Jul 2 to recall its ground and tenderized steak bison products, the US Department of Agriculture announced.

May 24, 2010

May 24, 2010

USDA estimates E coli, Salmonella costs at $3.1 billion

(CIDRAP News) – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA), using its recently released tool for calculating the cost of foodborne illnesses, estimated that Salmonella and Escherichia coli O157:H7 cases cost the nation about $3.13 billion a year.

Apr 15, 2010

Apr 15, 2010

CDC: E coli down, most other foodborne illnesses level

(CIDRAP News) – E coli O157:H7 was the comparative bright spot today in a federal report that showed little change in the incidence of most foodborne illnesses in 2009.

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