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Dec 07, 2011

Dec 07, 2011

CDC cites romaine lettuce in 10-state E coli outbreak

(CIDRAP News) – Federal health officials today cited romaine lettuce from grocery-store salad bars as the apparent cause of an Escherichia coli O157:H7 outbreak involving 60 cases in 10 states, with most of the cases in Missouri.

Sep 13, 2011

Sep 13, 2011

USDA testing for non-O157 E coli to start with beef trim

Sep 13 (CIDRAP News) – The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) move to ban the most common non-O157 strains of Escherichia coli from ground beef will start with testing of beef trim destined to become ground beef, followed sometime later by testing of actual ground beef, the agency said today.

Aug 05, 2011

Aug 05, 2011

Reports profile secondary E coli cases in German epidemic

(CIDRAP News) – Two Eurosurveillance reports yesterday shed new light on secondary infections in Europe's Escherichia coli O104:H4 outbreak, suggesting that the pathogen isn't more transmissible than other similar strains and that it can lose its extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) resistance.

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