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Nov 27, 2018

Nov 27, 2018
Farmers market romaine lettuce

FDA narrows romaine E coli source to Central Coast growing area

The CDC notes 11 more illnesses, raising the outbreak total to 43 cases in 12 states.

Nov 20, 2018

Nov 20, 2018
Romaine lettuce closeup

E coli probe prompts CDC warning to avoid all romaine

So far 32 illnesses have been confirmed in 11 states, as well as 18 cases in Canada.

Nov 02, 2018

Nov 02, 2018
romaine farm

FDA issues final report on E coli in Arizona-grown romaine

Investigators were't able to determine exactly how the water contaminated the lettuce, which may have occurred by irrigation or the dilution of chemical to protect crops.

Oct 26, 2018

Oct 26, 2018
IV bag for patient

Fast-tracked antibiotic shows promise in phase 2 trial

Cefiderocol has a novel way of penetrating the outer membrane of gram-negative bacteria, including resistant ones.

Sep 20, 2018

Sep 20, 2018
Adorable puppies

CDC blames MDR Campylobacter outbreak on pet-store puppy exposure

The outbreak, which began in 2016, affected 118 people in 18 states.

Sep 19, 2018

Sep 19, 2018
Cilantro and basil

US officials probe Cyclospora spike, tainted US produce

Some illnesses reflect restaurant clusters linked to contaminated basil, cilantro.

Sep 14, 2018

Sep 14, 2018
Pipetting in the lab

FDA plan focuses on antibiotic development, stewardship

In addition, the plan seeks to enhance antibiotic resistance surveillance and regulatory science.

Sep 04, 2018

Sep 04, 2018
Gonorrhea bacteria

Experts brace for more super-resistant gonorrhea

The arrival of the inevitable untreatable cases is being sped up by rising rates of gonorrhea and other STDs.

Jul 31, 2018

Jul 31, 2018
Farmer feeding cows

FDA previews veterinary stewardship plan

The new plan is expected to address duration limits aimed at curtailing continuous subtherapeutic dosing, thought to fuel rising resistance.

Jul 18, 2018

Jul 18, 2018
Pasta salad

Salmonella prompts recall of pasta salads from Hy-Vee

So far 21 people in 5 states have been sickened in the outbreak, and 5 patients have been hospitalized.

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