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Jul 31, 2013

Jul 31, 2013

Iowa details clues in Cyclospora probe, stays mum on names

Six more cases reported, and officials fill in more background on their investigation.

Jul 30, 2013

Jul 30, 2013
The IDPH has linked the Cyclospora outbreak to a salad mix containing iceberg and romaine lettuce, as well as carrots and red cabbage.

Iowa, Nebraska link Cyclospora cases to bagged salad mix

Health departments in Iowa and Nebraska today linked Cyclospora infections to prepackaged salad mix.

Jul 29, 2013

Jul 29, 2013

More states report Cyclospora cases; total reaches 373

Illnesses in four additional states may be linked to the multistate outbreak.

Jul 26, 2013

Jul 26, 2013
Hospitalized patient

Study outlines how MERS and SARS are alike, differ

More MERS patients had preexisting health problems and were much more likely to die.

Jul 26, 2013
Fresh fruit and vegetables

FDA unveils rules to boost imported food safety

The FDA proposed two new rules to enhance the safety of imported foods, to positive reviews.

Jul 25, 2013

Jul 25, 2013
Human lungs

H7N9 study in human airway tissues adds to pandemic concerns

Lab tests show that H7N9 easily infects human lung tissues and cells.

Jul 25, 2013
Hajj pilgrims

WHO issues MERS travel advice; new case reported

Would-be pilgrims to Saudi Arabia who have chronic conditions should consult a health provider, the WHO says.

Jul 24, 2013

Jul 24, 2013
Bat in flight

New bat virus called closest known relative of MERS-CoV

A coronavirus found in a South African bat may be MERS-CoV's closest relative.

Jul 24, 2013
Cyclospora oocysts

Three more states report Cyclospora cases; total rises to 283

Nine states have now reported Cyclospora cases, but it's unclear if all are part of an outbreak.

Jul 23, 2013

Jul 23, 2013
Chicken eggs

FDA offers guidance on eggs from free-range hens

The FDA suggests steps like adding nets to curb Salmonella when hens have outdoor access.

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