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Dec 05, 2013

Dec 05, 2013

News Scan for Dec 05, 2013

Two Saudi MERS cases
Vaccinations for immunocompromised
E coli from raw ground beef
Polio cases up in Pakistan

Dec 04, 2013

Dec 04, 2013
Poultry plant conveyer

USDA unveils plan to cut Salmonella in meat and poultry

Plan aims to streamline inspections and give inspectors more flexibility.

Dec 04, 2013
WHO headquarters building

WHO panel: No MERS-CoV emergency yet

The WHO's emergency committee decided not to call MERS a public health emergency at this point.

Dec 04, 2013

News Scan for Dec 04, 2013

Another UCSB meningitis case
$12 billion for Global Fund
Dec 04, 2013

Flu Scan for Dec 04, 2013

Hong Kong H7N9 steps
H2N2 threat assessment
Low-path avian flu outbreaks

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.

Dec 03, 2013
Coughing patient with doctor

Flu season gains momentum, especially in South

The US flu season is picking up, and 2009 H1N1 is the dominant strain so far.

Dec 03, 2013

News Scan for Dec 03, 2013

Funds to fight global disease
Flu prediction tool

Dec 02, 2013

Dec 02, 2013
Hong Kong skyline

Hong Kong reports its first H7N9 flu case

A 36-year-old woman is in critical condition, raising Hong Kong's response level to 'serious,' while the mainland confirms its fifth case this fall.

Dec 02, 2013

Food Safety Scan for Dec 02, 2013

Oregon food safety expert dies
Sick food workers

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