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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 08, 2010

Jan 25, 2010

Jan 25, 2010

H1N1 FLU BREAKING NEWS: KY hotline shut down, vaccine safety for fetuses, physicians' views, vaccine for the homeless


Kentucky shuts down its H1N1 hotlineAfter receiving about 10,000 calls since it began in October, Kentucky's hotline for questions on pandemic and seasonal influenza has been shut down as demand has waned, the Associated Press (AP) reported. Public health officials say the hotline can be reactivated if needed, but in the meantime those seeking flu-related answers can go to the state's Health Alerts Web site (

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