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May 07, 2018

May 07, 2018
Pipetting in lab

Experts review 1918 pandemic, warn flu is global threat

Experts agree that the next flu pandemic could well be devastating—and how ill-prepared the world is.

May 02, 2018

May 02, 2018
Romaine lettuce in field

First death reported in romaine-linked E coli outbreak

The first outbreak-related death occurred in California, and cases have now reached 121.

May 01, 2018

May 01, 2018
Deer tick

CDC reports tripling of vector-borne diseases since 2004

Tick-borne diseases more than doubled and account for more than 60% of all vector-borne infections.

May 01, 2018
Raw oysters

Raw oysters from BC tied to norovirus outbreaks in Canada, US

Officials are investigating norovirus outbreaks involving dozens of cases linked to raw oysters from British Columbia.

Apr 27, 2018

Apr 27, 2018
Romaine heads

Romaine-linked E coli outbreak grows; Arizona farm named in Alaska cases

Officials are sorting out sources of chopped romaine as outbreak hospitalizaton levels rise.

Apr 23, 2018

Apr 23, 2018
Mass spectrometer

FDA approves rapid diagnostic test for Candida auris

The test can yield results in less than an hour, compared with 24 to 48 hours for conventional tests.

Apr 20, 2018

Apr 20, 2018
Dairy cow

Investigators trace 2016-17 Salmonella outbreak to dairy cows

Officials did not have specific enough data to issue an alert during the outbreak.

Apr 16, 2018

Apr 16, 2018
Three eggs

Salmonella outbreak prompts recall of 206 million eggs

The first large-scale egg recall since 2010 comes after 23 illnesses in 9 states.

Apr 13, 2018

Apr 13, 2018
Chopped romaine lettuce

Chopped romaine tied to growing multistate E coli outbreak

With 18 new illnesses, the outbreak has grown to 35 cases in 11 states.

Apr 12, 2018

Apr 12, 2018
Oral polio vaccine

Polio trends promising, but surveillance gaps linger

In 2017, the number of global wild poliovirus cases sank to its lowest level, WHO and CDC researchers say.

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