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Nov 10, 2010

Nov 10, 2010

Pandemic report warns against 'flu fatigue,' complacency

(CIDRAP News) – A review of several after-action pandemic assessments released today shows that earlier investments in emergency preparedness were helpful, but serious gaps such as low flu vaccination rates in minority groups and continued erosion of public health infrastructure could undermine response to the next national health emergency.

Jul 23, 2010

Jul 23, 2010

Experts say H5N1 picture not greatly improved since 2003

(CIDRAP News) – The global H5N1 avian influenza situation has not improved very much since the virus began spreading widely in 2003, and many human cases have probably gone unreported, French health experts conclude in an assessment published yesterday in Eurosurveillance.

May 10, 2010

May 10, 2010

USDA proposes new Salmonella , Campylobacter standards for poultry

(CIDRAP News) – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) today unveiled new standards aimed at reducing Salmonella and Campylobacter in broiler chickens and turkeys, a step the agency expects will prevent tens of thousands of illnesses each year.

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