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Feb 17, 2015

Feb 17, 2015

News Scan for Feb 17, 2015

US measles cases rise
5 new Saudi MERS cases
More H7N9 in China
Botulism in heroin users

Jul 17, 2014

Jul 17, 2014

News Scan for Jul 17, 2014

MERS-CoV origins
Resistant bacteria in hospitals
Haiti sanitation effort
Pertussis vaccine in pregnancy
Tattoo recall expanded

Dec 12, 2011

Dec 12, 2011

Health officials find lessons in EU botulism outbreaks

(CIDRAP News) – Though botulism outbreaks in Europe are often traced to home-canned food, three recent outbreaks were linked to commercially distributed food, raising important food safety issues, investigators reported last week.

Apr 18, 2006

Apr 18, 2006

Thai botulism outbreak sickened 163

(CIDRAP News) – The recent outbreak of botulism poisoning traced to bamboo shoots served at a religious festival in Thailand sickened 163 people, according to a report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Mar 22, 2006

Mar 22, 2006

Bamboo shoots blamed for botulism cases in Thailand

(CIDRAP News) – An outbreak of apparent botulism associated with home-preserved bamboo shoots has sickened more than 150 people following a festival in northern Thailand, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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