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Nov 12, 2012

Nov 12, 2012

Petting zoo was source of North Carolina E coli outbreak

(CIDRAP News) – Health officials in North Carolina recently announced that the petting zoo at the Cleveland County Fair was the initial source of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in an outbreak that sickened 106 people and led to the death of a2-year-old boy.

Sep 27, 2012

Sep 27, 2012

USDA expands health alert for recalled Canadian beef

(CIDRAP News) – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) yesterday expanded its warning to consumers about ground beef components imported from a Canadian company after the company's steaks were linked to eight Escherichia coli O157:H7 infections in Canada.


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