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Mar 29, 2013

Mar 29, 2013

E coli outbreak linked to frozen snacks sickens 24 in 15 states

(CIDRAP News) – Federal and state health officials are investigating a multistate Escherichia coli O121 outbreak that has so far sickened 24 people in 15 states and sparked a recall of a New York company's frozen chicken quesadillas and other snacks.

Mar 07, 2013

Mar 07, 2013

Study: Salmonella resistance to 2 key drugs increasing

(CIDRAP News) – A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that resistance to two key antibiotics used to treat severe Salmonella infections is growing more common in the United States, although the prevalence in 2009 was still under 5%.

Mar 06, 2013

Mar 06, 2013

More cases in multistate Salmonella outbreak linked to chicken

(CIDRAP News) – Four more illnesses have been reported in a multistate Salmonella Heidelberg outbreak linked to a brand of retail chicken, and lab testing in Washington has detected the outbreak strain on products from patients' homes, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said yesterday.

Mar 04, 2013

Mar 04, 2013

FDA finds field contamination links in cantaloupe Salmonella probe

(CIDRAP News) – Salmonella contamination in an Indiana grower's melons linked to a 2012 outbreak likely occurred in the growing fields and was likely spread during various handling stages, according to an environmental assessment by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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