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Apr 20, 2018

Apr 20, 2018
Dairy cow

Investigators trace 2016-17 Salmonella outbreak to dairy cows

Officials did not have specific enough data to issue an alert during the outbreak.

Apr 20, 2018
Raw pork chops

GAO asks USDA to further cut pathogens in meat, poultry

Some common products like turkey breasts and pork chops don't even have standards, the report says.

Apr 17, 2018

Apr 17, 2018
Preparedness backbacks

Preparedness index reflects overall gains but some regional gaps

The US as a whole had a score of 7.1 out of 10 for 2017, nearly a 3% improvement.

Apr 17, 2018
House mouse

Study finds pathogenic bacteria, resistance genes in apartment mice

Nearly a quarter of mice carried at least one antibiotic resistance gene.

Apr 16, 2018

Apr 16, 2018
Three eggs

Salmonella outbreak prompts recall of 206 million eggs

The first large-scale egg recall since 2010 comes after 23 illnesses in 9 states.

Apr 13, 2018

Apr 13, 2018
Chopped romaine lettuce

Chopped romaine tied to growing multistate E coli outbreak

With 18 new illnesses, the outbreak has grown to 35 cases in 11 states.

Apr 11, 2018

Apr 11, 2018
Viral isolation

New findings on Zika virus in semen may alter CDC guidance

Infectious virus was found in 3 of 78 samples, all within 30 days of illness onset.

Apr 11, 2018
Bacterial colonies

CDC: E coli outbreak sickens 17 in 7 states

Six people have been hospitalized, including one with a serious kidney condition; no food source has been confirmed.

Apr 09, 2018

Apr 09, 2018
Chicken salad croissant sandwich

CDC wraps up chicken salad Salmonella outbreak probe

The CDC reports 95 new cases, for a total of 265 in 8 states, but with more than 90% in Iowa.

Apr 06, 2018

Apr 06, 2018
Salmonella

Kratom-linked Salmonella outbreak sickens 45 more

In total, 132 cases in 32 states are tied to kratom, an herbal alternative to opioids.

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