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May 01, 2018

May 01, 2018
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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.

Jan 29, 2013

Jan 29, 2013

CDC: Produce leads list of food vehicles for illness

(CIDRAP News) – After scrutinizing a decade's worth of data on foodborne disease outbreaks, federal health officials estimate that produce was the vehicle in close to half of all illnesses and that poultry was the culprit in 19% of all deaths.

Sep 18, 2012

Sep 18, 2012

Infected staff, raw items typify foodborne norovirus outbreaks

(CIDRAP News) – The United States has an average of one foodborne norovirus outbreak every day, typically involving an infected food worker who handles raw or ready-to-eat items such as leafy vegetables, according to an analysis of 8 years' worth of data.

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.

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