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Jul 21, 2011

Jul 21, 2011

Changes in E coli testing pose surveillance challenges

(CIDRAP News) – The big Escherichia coli O104:H4 epidemic in Germany comes at a time when methods of testing for pathogenic E coli are changing, posing some challenges for public health officials intent on detecting E coli outbreaks quickly and monitoring trends as accurately as possible.

Jun 23, 2011

Jun 23, 2011

New E coli reports leave major questions hanging

(CIDRAP News) – A spate of new reports on Germany's huge outbreak of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) is emphasizing the idea that the strain is unusually virulent, but the latest findings leave major questions about the outbreak unanswered.

Apr 29, 2011

Apr 29, 2011

Lab Salmonella strain sickens 73 people in 35 states

(CIDRAP News) – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said yesterday that it and public health partners in several states are investigating a Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak linked to lab exposure that has so far sickened 73 people in 35 states.

Mar 09, 2011

Mar 09, 2011

E coli outbreak strain found in hazelnut sample

(CIDRAP News) – Lab tests have shown that Escherichia coli O157:H7 coli found in hazelnuts from the home of one of three Minnesotans sickened in a three-state E coli outbreak matches the outbreak strain, Minnesota officials said today.

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