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Oct 18, 2010

Oct 18, 2010

CDC: Flu activity low, with all three types in the mix

(CIDRAP News) – Flu is circulating at low levels in the United States, with the 2009 H1N1 virus appearing sporadically along with H3N2 and influenza B strains, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in its first official surveillance report of the new season.

Aug 23, 2010

Aug 23, 2010

Investigators follow egg farm ties in Salmonella outbreak probe

(CIDRAP News) – With the number of recalled eggs reaching 500 million, federal officials said they have received reports of 40 more illnesses and that investigators are exploring shared links that the two Iowa companies had for their feed and chicks.

Aug 16, 2010

Aug 16, 2010

Surge in Salmonella Enteritidis prompts egg recall

(CIDRAP News) – An outbreak of Salmonella infections has triggered a national recall of 13 shell egg brands and an extensive traceback investigation focused on an Iowa company that reportedly produced the eggs, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said today.

Aug 12, 2010

Aug 12, 2010

Norovirus, poultry leading culprits in US foodborne outbreaks

(CIDRAP News) – Norovirus was the most common confirmed cause of foodborne disease outbreaks in 2007, and poultry led the list of food commodities involved, according to a report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Jun 04, 2010

Jun 04, 2010

Rare Salmonella subtype sickens 34 in Illinois

(CIDRAP News) – State and county health officials in Illinois are investigating an outbreak involving a rare Salmonella subtype that has sickened 34 people who reportedly developed symptoms after eating at Subway restaurants.

Apr 30, 2010

Apr 30, 2010

H1N1 LESSONS LEARNED Vaccination campaign weathered rough road, paid dividends

This is the third in a series of reports marking the first anniversary of novel H1N1 pandemic influenza. The first and second articles appeared on Apr 23 and Apr 26.

Feb 24, 2010

Feb 24, 2010

Emergency departments see rise in flu-like illness

(CIDRAP News) – Some of the nation's emergency departments are noting increases in flu-like illness cases that appear to be pandemic H1N1, and colleges are reporting the first increase in flu-like illness since the end of November, but it's not clear if these are early signs of a third pandemic flu wave.

Feb 24, 2010

ACIP recommends annual flu shots for almost all

(CIDRAP News) – In the wake of the H1N1 influenza pandemic, the US Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) today took the long-discussed step of recommending seasonal flu immunizations for nearly everyone, leaving out only small babies.

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