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Apr 16, 2012

Apr 16, 2012

Sushi Salmonella outbreak probe prompts raw tuna recall

(CIDRAP News) – A probe of illness clusters and trace-back investigations have linked a multistate Salmonella Bareilly outbreak to a California company's raw ground tuna that was used by restaurants and grocery stores to make sushi, according to US officials.

Apr 11, 2012

Mar 22, 2012

Mar 22, 2012

Africa reports progress on polio, ramps up vaccine efforts

(CIDRAP News) – Polio cases in Africa were almost halved in 2011, but the disease shows worrisome trends in some countries, health officials reported today as the continent geared up to vaccinate 111 million children against the disease.

Feb 03, 2012

Feb 03, 2012

Flu continues late-season Northern Hemisphere push

(CIDRAP News) – Flu activity in many Northern Hemisphere countries continued its late-season rise last week, with areas such as the United States, Canada, and Europe reporting steady increases.

Though flu activity overall is low, notable increases are occurring in North America, western Europe, and northern China, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today.

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