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May 13, 2010

May 13, 2010

Studies suggest benefits of monitoring viruses in mollusks

(CIDRAP News) – Two new studies on viral pathogens in oysters and other mollusks shed new light on the need for better detection methods and the type of monitoring and treatments that are needed to ensure product safety.

Over the past few years the United States and Europe have reported several outbreaks of foodborne illness, especially norovirus cases, related to contaminated oysters and other mollusks.

Mar 31, 2010

Mar 31, 2010

Study profiles another air-travel hazard: norovirus

(CIDRAP News) – To the general risks of airline travel today—overbookings, delays, and knee-crushing seats—passengers can now add another potential indignity: enduring and contracting the explosive vomiting and diarrhea of norovirus infection.

Jul 07, 2009

Jul 07, 2009

CDC acts to expedite foodborne data sharing

(CIDRAP News) – At the same time that the Obama Administration inaugurates new safety and enforcement standards for the agencies overseeing food production in the United States, one of those agencies—the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—is taking steps to improve the flow of data revealing food-safety problems.

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