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Mar 21, 2018

Mar 21, 2018
Petri dish with bacteria cultures

Dried coconut from 2 firms tied to Salmonella cases in 8 states

Three of 13 patients have been hospitalized, and recalled products include Natural Grocers Coconut Smiles Organic and bags of Organic Go Smile! Raw Coconut and packages of Go Smiles Dried Coconut Raw from International Harvest, Inc.

Mar 21, 2018

News Scan for Mar 21, 2018

Kansas measles outbreak
Dallas ED visits and Ebola
Vaccine campaigns in Syria

Mar 20, 2018

Mar 20, 2018
Shredded coconut

Packaged coconut recalled amid multistate Salmonella outbreak

The CDC plans to post an announcement soon, which will include a recommendation that people not eat recalled Coconut Smiles Organic from Natural Grocers.

Mar 19, 2018

Mar 19, 2018
child flu mask

Flu declines, but hospitalizations are still high

Though many flu markers are declining, hospitalizations are still inching up, as expected in the latter part of the season.

Mar 19, 2018

News Scan for Mar 19, 2018

MERS in Saudi Arabia and Oman
Yellow fever warnings
Kratom Salmonella outbreak expands
Polio in Afghanistan and DRC

Mar 15, 2018

Mar 15, 2018

News Scan for Mar 15, 2018

Oral cholera vaccine efficacy
Avian flu in Netherlands, Sweden, Taiwan
Monkeypox preparedness priorities

Mar 14, 2018

Mar 14, 2018
Mother and newborn

Study: 7% risk of birth defects in Zika pregnancies

In 3 similar recent studies of different populations, the rates of microcephaly have been similar: 3.4% to 5.8%.

Mar 14, 2018
Scientist with bacteria cultures

US surveillance finds low level of worrisome resistant bacterium

The finding "affords us the opportunity to be aggressive about prevention."

Mar 13, 2018

Mar 13, 2018
Pregnant woman at airport

Survey finds generally good local capacity to address Zika in pregnant women

Researchers find that 80% of local health department have communication and referral mechanisms between their maternal and child health programs and agency programs, and 78% have access to electronic lab results.

Mar 13, 2018

News Scan for Mar 13, 2018

Salmonella turtle outbreak
Avian flu in 3 nations
Dengue and stroke
New anthrax vaccine


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