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Jul 11, 2013

Jul 11, 2013
Electron micrograph of norovirus particles

CDC says norovirus sickens up to 21 million a year

CDC experts say norovirus causes up to 21 million illnesses and 800 deaths a year.

Jul 10, 2013

Jul 10, 2013

Food Outbreak Scan for Jul 10, 2013

More hepatitis cases
Fighting norovius in schools

Jul 01, 2013

Jul 01, 2013
Tossed chicken salad

CDC: Leafy green, dairy outbreaks up slightly

A 10-year CDC study found an uptick in outbreaks linked to leafy vegetables and dairy products.

Mar 21, 2013

Mar 21, 2013

Norovirus overtakes rotavirus as leading GI illness in US kids

(CIDRAP News) – Norovirus has eclipsed rotavirus as the leading cause of gastroenteritis in US children and carries substantial infection and treatment costs, according to a new study led by a research team at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Jan 29, 2013

Jan 29, 2013

CDC: Produce leads list of food vehicles for illness

(CIDRAP News) – After scrutinizing a decade's worth of data on foodborne disease outbreaks, federal health officials estimate that produce was the vehicle in close to half of all illnesses and that poultry was the culprit in 19% of all deaths.

Jan 25, 2013

Jan 25, 2013

Norovirus, Salmonella top list of outbreak-causing pathogens

(CIDRAP News) – Norovirus and Salmonella continued to top the list of pathogens responsible for US outbreaks of foodborne disease, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today.

Jan 24, 2013

Jan 24, 2013

CDC: New norovirus strain fueling US outbreaks

(CIDRAP News) – A new norovirus variant that emerged in Australia last year has been the leading cause of norovirus outbreaks in United States over the past few months, and federal health officials today warned that illnesses could increase in the months ahead.

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