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Jan 29, 2010

Jan 29, 2010

Salmonella outbreak may spark interest in irradiated spices

(CIDRAP News) – When people think of food irradiation, they probably think about irradiation of ground beef to kill E coli. So when a company whose pepper-coated salami has been linked to a 40-state Salmonella outbreak pledged this week to use irradiated pepper from now on, it may have raised some eyebrows and sparked new interest.

Jan 28, 2010

Jan 28, 2010

Tests strengthen pepper link in Salmonella outbreak

(CIDRAP News) – A Rhode Island official said today the strain of Salmonella blamed for a multistate outbreak associated with salami products has been found in a container of ground pepper from the salami producer, linking the outbreak more strongly to contaminated black pepper.

Jan 28, 2010

Jan 28, 2010

Egypt reports four new H5N1 infections

(CIDRAP News) – Egypt's health ministry has confirmed four new H5N1 avian influenza cases, which aren't related although all had contact with sick and dead poultry and are recovering in stable condition, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported today.

Jan 27, 2010

Jan 27, 2010

Salmonella found in pepper used in recalled salami

(CIDRAP News) – Daniele Inc., the Rhode Island company whose salami products have been linked to a Salmonella outbreak that has grown to 40 states, has reported finding the pathogen in black pepper used in the products.

Jan 27, 2010

CDC pediatric communications guidance to help avoid pandemic pitfalls

(CIDRAP News) – Fine-tuning pandemic communications strategies relating to children's issues can help avoid problems that doctors and hospitals experienced during surges of novel H1N1 flu, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today in new guidance.

Jan 26, 2010

Jan 26, 2010

Report: US flunks on ability to blunt bio attack

(CIDRAP News) – The United States has made little progress in the past year in improving its ability to blunt the impact of a biological weapons attack, says a new report from the commission Congress established to assess the nation's efforts to prevent and respond to terrorism.

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