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Oct 09, 2012

Oct 09, 2012

Experts ponder H5N1 research moratorium issues

(CIDRAP News) – The moratorium on research leading to more-transmissible H5N1 avian influenza viruses, originally set for 60 days, has remained in place for 8 months without a clear end in sight, but a series of commentaries in mBio today from experts familiar with the issues offers some clues for possible next steps.

Sep 27, 2012

Sep 27, 2012

USDA expands health alert for recalled Canadian beef

(CIDRAP News) – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) yesterday expanded its warning to consumers about ground beef components imported from a Canadian company after the company's steaks were linked to eight Escherichia coli O157:H7 infections in Canada.

Jun 26, 2012

Jun 26, 2012

Tests reveal high-path H7N3 in Mexican poultry farm outbreaks

(CIDRAP News) – Mexican veterinary authorities are intensifying avian influenza control efforts in a region that houses several large commercial farms after further tests determined that the strain responsible for more than 200,000 bird deaths at three farms is the highly pathogenic H7N3 subtype.

The events represent the first highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks in Mexican flocks since the country battled H5N2 in the mid 1990s.

Apr 24, 2012

Apr 24, 2012

US has first BSE case in 6 years

(CIDRAP News) – US agriculture officials today announced that the first US case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) since 2006 was found recently in a California dairy cow, but they were quick to add that the case represents no danger to the food supply.

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