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Oct 18, 2010

Oct 18, 2010

CDC: Flu activity low, with all three types in the mix

(CIDRAP News) – Flu is circulating at low levels in the United States, with the 2009 H1N1 virus appearing sporadically along with H3N2 and influenza B strains, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in its first official surveillance report of the new season.

Aug 23, 2010

Aug 23, 2010

Investigators follow egg farm ties in Salmonella outbreak probe

(CIDRAP News) – With the number of recalled eggs reaching 500 million, federal officials said they have received reports of 40 more illnesses and that investigators are exploring shared links that the two Iowa companies had for their feed and chicks.

Aug 16, 2010

Aug 16, 2010

Surge in Salmonella Enteritidis prompts egg recall

(CIDRAP News) – An outbreak of Salmonella infections has triggered a national recall of 13 shell egg brands and an extensive traceback investigation focused on an Iowa company that reportedly produced the eggs, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said today.

Aug 12, 2010

Aug 12, 2010

Norovirus, poultry leading culprits in US foodborne outbreaks

(CIDRAP News) – Norovirus was the most common confirmed cause of foodborne disease outbreaks in 2007, and poultry led the list of food commodities involved, according to a report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Aug 04, 2010

Aug 04, 2010

Twin Cities mail carriers prepare to deliver biodefense drugs

(CIDRAP News) – Mail carriers in Minneapolis and St. Paul are prepared to deliver antibiotics to some of the population in the event of an anthrax attack, putting the Twin Cities at the forefront of a program to use the US Postal Service (USPS) to help blunt bioterrorist assaults, according to federal and state officials.

Jun 04, 2010

Jun 04, 2010

Rare Salmonella subtype sickens 34 in Illinois

(CIDRAP News) – State and county health officials in Illinois are investigating an outbreak involving a rare Salmonella subtype that has sickened 34 people who reportedly developed symptoms after eating at Subway restaurants.

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