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Nov 16, 2010

Nov 16, 2010

Haiti cholera deaths top 1,000

(CIDRAP News) – Health organizations in Haiti are focusing on identifying and responding to cholera hot spots quickly, as the number of new cases and deaths grows and the geographic reach of the disease continues to spread, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said today.

Nov 15, 2010

Nov 15, 2010

NRC sees gaps in DHS risk study for ag biosecurity lab

(CIDRAP News) – A federal assessment of the proposed National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF), a biosafety-level (BSL) 4 lab to be built on the Kansas State University (KSU) campus in Manhattan, Kan., is incomplete and should be expanded and updated, the National Research Council (NRC) said in a report today.

Nov 12, 2010

Nov 12, 2010

Deepening cholera epidemic prompts UN plea for $164 million

(CIDRAP News) – The number of new cholera cases and deaths in Haiti has climbed steeply, even in remote areas, amid a plea today from the United Nations (UN) for $164 million in foreign assistance to help control the spread of the disease.

Nov 12, 2010

Nov 12, 2010

CDC reports two swine-related H3N2 infections

(CIDRAP News) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today announced two human infections with a swine-related novel influenza A (H3N2) virus, both of which involved exposure to pig settings and fit the profile of the few similar cases it sees each year.

Nov 11, 2010

Nov 11, 2010

CDC finds E coli outbreak strain in cheese

(CIDRAP News) – Lab studies have found Escherichia coli O157:H7 in Gouda cheese implicated in a five-state outbreak that has sickened eight more people, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said yesterday.

Nov 11, 2010

Nov 11, 2010

Canada finds more infections with NDM-1 resistance factor

(CIDRAP News) – A recently identified enzyme that can make gram-negative bacteria resistant to nearly all antibiotics is back in the news with reports of several recent cases in Canada and two in Austria.

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