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Dec 14, 2010

Dec 14, 2010

Studies show science behind CDC pandemic response

(CIDRAP News) – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today published a detailed look at the early field and epidemiologic studies it used to guide its response to the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, such as spread among household contacts, disease severity, and the impact on high-risk groups.

Dec 07, 2010

Dec 07, 2010

Universities found pandemic preparedness paid off

(CIDRAP News) – During the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, when colleges faced unique challenges, a group of large US universities found that preparedness paid off and that students were able to play a key role in response efforts, according to a new report.

Nov 11, 2010

Nov 11, 2010

CDC finds E coli outbreak strain in cheese

(CIDRAP News) – Lab studies have found Escherichia coli O157:H7 in Gouda cheese implicated in a five-state outbreak that has sickened eight more people, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said yesterday.

Nov 05, 2010

Nov 05, 2010

Costco Gouda suspected in 5-state E coli outbreak

(CIDRAP News) – Federal health officials and the Costco wholesale chain warned consumers yesterday not to eat a California company's raw milk Gouda cheese after a preliminary investigation linked it to a five-state Escherichia coli O157:H7 outbreak.

Oct 27, 2010

Oct 27, 2010

FDA issued $18.5 million in food protection grants in past year

(CIDRAP News) – The US Food and Drug Administration announced today that it gave state and local governments 84 grants totaling $18.5 million in the past year to help them prepare for and respond to foodborne disease outbreaks and threats to the food supply.

Oct 13, 2010

Oct 13, 2010

H3N2 a player in early Northern Hemisphere flu season

(CIDRAP News) – More signals suggest the Southern Hemisphere's flu season is winding down, while activity is low at the start of the Northern Hemisphere's flu season, except in China, which is seeing moderate H3N2 circulation.

Oct 11, 2010

Oct 11, 2010

Study: Crowding likely spurred H1N1 spread in Mexico City

(CIDRAP News) – The first wave of pandemic H1N1 influenza cases in Mexico hit hardest in the most crowded parts of Mexico City and may have been spurred by an Easter Week event that drew 2 million visitors to one of those areas, according to Mexican researchers.

Sep 01, 2010

Sep 01, 2010

FDA reports pull back curtain on Salmonella risk at egg farms

(CIDRAP News) – Reports of mice, other pests, and manure piles in the US Food and Drug Administration 's (FDA's) initial egg farm investigation findings this week are still reverberating among the public, the industry, and longtime observers of poultry and egg production.

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