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Jan 10, 2013

Jan 10, 2013

E coli outbreak study shows antibiotic impact on shedding

(CIDRAP News) – A study involving a large group of patients hospitalized during Germany's 2011 outbreak of a rare type of Escherichia coli spread by contaminated sprouts found that some patients shed the pathogen for several weeks or months and that antibiotic use seemed to shorten the shedding time.

Nov 19, 2012

Nov 19, 2012

E coli linked to fresh greens sickens 28 in five states

(CIDRAP News) – Federal and state health officials are investigating an Escherichia coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to mixed salad greens that has sickened at least 28 people in five East Coast states, most of them in New York.

Jul 30, 2012

Jul 30, 2012

2011 brought little change in foodborne disease incidence

(CIDRAP News) – The incidence of illnesses caused by the most common foodborne pathogens, with the exception of Escherichia coli O157:H7, has stayed about the same or increased a bit over the past few years, according to 2011 data released by the Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC).

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