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Mar 14, 2012

Mar 14, 2012

Studies: US gastroenteritis deaths, imported food outbreaks on rise

(CIDRAP News) – The number of US gastroenteritis deaths more than doubled in 8 years, with Clostridium difficile and norovirus as the two most common culprits, researchers reported today at an infectious disease conference.

Mar 05, 2012

Mar 05, 2012

Report cites mixed data on resistant bacteria in poultry, meat

(CIDRAP News) – A new US government report shows that the prevalence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in retail poultry and meat samples in 2010 varied greatly depending on the type of bacteria and meat, with resistant Salmonella in chicken breasts one of the more common findings.

Feb 21, 2012

Feb 21, 2012

Study: Raw milk much more likely to lead to outbreaks

(CIDRAP News) – The incidence of dairy-related foodborne illness outbreaks is 150 times higher in raw milk and is greater in states where the products are legal, researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today.

Their 13-year review, coming amid one of the nation's largest outbreaks ever linked to raw milk, also found that patients affected by raw milk outbreaks are more likely to be sicker and younger.

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