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Apr 29, 2011

Apr 29, 2011

Lab Salmonella strain sickens 73 people in 35 states

(CIDRAP News) – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said yesterday that it and public health partners in several states are investigating a Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak linked to lab exposure that has so far sickened 73 people in 35 states.

Apr 28, 2011

Apr 28, 2011

Report ranks food-pathogen pairs by disease impact

(CIDRAP News) – Most of the foodborne illnesses in the United States are caused by a fairly short list of pathogens in a limited number of foods, with Salmonella, Campylobacter, and poultry ranking high, the University of Florida's Emerging Pathogens Institute said in a lengthy report released today.

Apr 28, 2011

Federal preparedness advisers approve disaster research recommendations

(CIDRAP News) – A federal advisory board meeting in Washington, DC, today approved a set of recommendations that would help mobilize the scientific response in the wake of major public health events such as the 2009 H1N1 pandemic and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Apr 27, 2011

Apr 27, 2011

USDA seeks comments on leafy greens safety proposal

(CIDRAP News) – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) yesterday asked for public comments on a proposed voluntary measure designed to help all parts of the leafy greens industry meet food quality and safety requirements.

Apr 27, 2011

Apr 27, 2011

Indonesia, Vietnam find more H5N1 in poultry

(CIDRAP News) – Indonesia and Vietnam reported fresh H5N1 avian influenza outbreaks yesterday, as researchers who sampled birds in Bangladesh's live bird markets reported finding little of the virus, but a fair amount of H9N2 and other subtypes.

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