(CIDRAP News) Water quality officials in Colorado said today that the pathogen that contaminated the city of Alamosa's water system is Salmonellaenterica serotype Typhimurium, which they said might suggest a wild animal source of the pathogen.
(CIDRAP News) An investigation by acongressional oversight committee into the US Food and Drug Administration's(FDA's) inspection of fresh spinach revealed lax enforcement at facilities thathad violations.
(CIDRAP News) Friday's announcement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that influenza appears to be slowing down has left medical personnel relieved for the imminent end of a harsh flu season.
But it has also left them worried over weaknesses that the season exposed in public health's ability to anticipate flu's behavior, and over doubts raised among their patients by the flu vaccine's diminished effectiveness.
(CIDRAP News) – Federal health officials recently announced plans to get rid of their last remaining stocks of the decades-old smallpox vaccine Dryvax, as a newer vaccine takes its place in the national stockpile of emergency medical supplies.