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Dec 26, 2013

Dec 26, 2013

News Scan for Dec 26, 2013

Hospital TB outbreak in Vegas
Malaria drug fast-track status
Dec 26, 2013

Flu Scan for Dec 26, 2013

H7N9 cytokine findings
Health provider H1N1 alert
H5N2 in China chickens
Flu on South African ostrich farms
Testosterone and vaccine response

Dec 20, 2013

Dec 20, 2013
Canning at food factory

FDA unveils FSMA food defense rule, will revise 2 others

The proposed rule is the first to prevent intentional contamination of food products.

Dec 20, 2013

Flu Scan for Dec 20, 2013

ECDC weighs H7N9 threat
Firm seeks peramivir approval

Dec 17, 2013

Dec 17, 2013

News Scan for Dec 17, 2013

WHO confirms MERS cases
Anthrax vaccine on hold
Polio in Syria, Nepal
Pertussis exposures

Dec 16, 2013

Dec 16, 2013
Liquid hand soap

FDA challenges safety, effectiveness of antibacterial soaps

Proposed a rule requires manufacturers to show safety and effectiveness.

Dec 13, 2013

Dec 13, 2013
FluLaval Quadrivalent vaccine box and vial

Large trial finds 55% efficacy for 4-strain flu vaccine in kids

Results show about 55% protection in children 3 to 8 years old.

Dec 11, 2013

Dec 11, 2013

FDA completes plan for voluntary curbs on ag antibiotic use

Final guidance aimed at phasing out growth-enhancing drug treatment of food animals.

Dec 09, 2013

Dec 09, 2013

News Scan for Dec 09, 2013

Mideast polio vaccination
Chikungunya on St. Martin
Meningitis B vaccine
Quadrivalent flu vaccine
Leafy-greens standards
Saudi MERS patients

Dec 03, 2013

Dec 03, 2013
Plate of burgers and fries

CDC finds holes in restaurant food safety systems

Findings include risky handling of ground beef and chicken and poor shipping of leafy greens.

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