News & Perspective

Sep 16, 2011

Sep 16, 2011

GAO sees big data gaps on animal drugs and antibiotic resistance

(CIDRAP News) – The US government needs to collect much more data on antibiotic use in food animals and resistant bacteria in animals and retail meat to clarify the possible links between them, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a report released this week.

Sep 08, 2011

Sep 08, 2011

Norovirus, Salmonella hold lead roles in US foodborne outbreaks

(CIDRAP News) – In its annual report on foodborne disease outbreaks, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today that in 2008, norovirus was the most common confirmed cause and that poultry topped the list of implicated food commodities.

Sep 06, 2011

Sep 06, 2011

CDC: Blood screening test needed for tickborne threat

(CIDRAP News) – Researchers from the US Centers Disease for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are pressing their case for a test to screen blood donors for the tickborne disease babesiosis, reporting that 162 transfusion-related cases were documented over the past three decades, most of them since 2000.

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