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Sep 18, 2012

Sep 18, 2012

Infected staff, raw items typify foodborne norovirus outbreaks

(CIDRAP News) – The United States has an average of one foodborne norovirus outbreak every day, typically involving an infected food worker who handles raw or ready-to-eat items such as leafy vegetables, according to an analysis of 8 years' worth of data.

Sep 07, 2012

Sep 07, 2012

West Nile surge pushes supply of test kits

(CIDRAP News) – The surge in West Nile virus (WNV) infections in many states over the summer led to a temporary shortage of diagnostic test kits that at one point halted testing at some commercial and local labs and led one state to warn health providers to reserve the tests for the most seriously ill patients.

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