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Oct 19, 2009

Oct 19, 2009

USDA confirms first pandemic H1N1 finding in US pigs

(CIDRAP News) – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) today confirmed the pandemic H1N1 flu virus in a sample from a Minnesota pig, marking the first detection of the virus in pigs in the United States.

Jul 17, 2009

Jul 17, 2009

CDC proposes to list SARS virus as select agent

(CIDRAP News) – Federal health officials are proposing to list the virus that causes SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) as a select agent, which means that dozens of laboratories possessing it will have to register with the government and adopt various security measures.

Jul 07, 2009

Jul 07, 2009

Officials release food safety plan, egg safety rules

(CIDRAP News) – As President Obama's Food Safety Working Group announced its key steps today, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) unveiled sweeping new egg safety rules designed to reduce the burden of Salmonella illnesses in humans.

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