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By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
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Foster Farms salmonella outbreak up by 43 case since March

The Salmonella Heidelberg outbreak linked to Foster Farms chicken has increased by 43 cases since Mar. 3, bringing the total cases to 524, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today. The More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, April 6th, 2014
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Organic Black Peppercorns recalled in the US and Canada due to possible Salmonella

Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. has recalled Organic Black Peppercorns sold under the Sprouts brand name from all stores. This product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, the Food and Drug Administration More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, March 31st, 2014
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Salmonella as a child a risk for IBS as an adult: Study

Researchers from the University of Bologna in Italy say that if you had salmonellosis as a child, you are at greater risk to develop  irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) into adulthood, according to a study published More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, March 28th, 2014
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Taiwan reports upticks in typhoid, paratyphoid

The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control is reporting more cases of typhoid and paratyphoid than usual this year, according to a press release Wednesday. Image/CIA Since Jan. 1, a total of 7 typhoid fever cases have More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, March 28th, 2014
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Illinois health officials warn of salmonella risk with illegal Mexican cheeses

Illinois health officials are advising the public not to eat  illegally manufactured cheeses after some 100 people contracted salmonellosis in 13 counties, according to an advisory yesterday. Image/CDC A sample More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, March 27th, 2014
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CDC releases ‘Salmonella Atlas’, contains over 40 years of data

Forty years of data on a major cause of food poisoning now is available to the public, the food industry, and researchers in a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The data, collected More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, March 3rd, 2014
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Foster Farms Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella outbreak continues at one year mark, 51 new cases reported

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting 51 new cases of multidrug-resistant Salmonella Heidelberg infections likely related to Foster Farms chicken today, just days after the first case More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, March 3rd, 2014
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Australia: Victoria salmonella outbreak sickens 200, linked to raw-egg products from supplier, Green Eggs

A number of people who have eaten raw egg products sourced from the egg producer, Green Eggs, have developed Salmonellosis, according to Victoria Department of Health today. Image/Paolo Neo More than 200 people More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, February 28th, 2014
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Scotland health officials warn of salmonella risk from ‘bearded dragons’

Public health experts in NHS Forth Valley, Scotland are asking people who care for ‘bearded dragons’ and other reptiles to be aware of a risk of salmonella. Over the past eight months there have been at least More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, February 6th, 2014
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Infections you can get from domestic cats

With one-third of the households in the United States having cats as pets totally approximately 60 million, human exposure to cats can occasionally result in a variety of infections. Photo/Femke Jenkins Photography Infections More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
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Multistate campylobacter outbreak linked to chicken livers used for pâté

A campylobacter outbreak that has sickened at least five people in Oregon and Ohio has been linked to undercooked or raw chicken used as  pâté, according to a Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Food Safety Alert More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, January 27th, 2014
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Red Flannel Cat Food recalled due to salmonella risk

Arden Hills, Minnesota pet food company,  PMI Nutrition, LLC (PMI), initiated a voluntary recall Saturdayof its 20 lb. bags of Red Flannel® Cat Formula cat food for possible Salmonella contamination. Although More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, January 13th, 2014
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Suspected typhoid outbreak in northern Cebu

The Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (RESU) of the Department of Health (DOH) 7 is monitoring suspected typhoid fever cases in Danao City in northern Cebu, according to a Philippines News Agency report More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
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Melbourne Vietnamese restaurant linked to salmonella outbreak

A salmonella outbreak that has sickened at least 21 people, including two pregnant women, has been linked to popular Vietnamese restaurant in Melbourne’s inner west, according to a Herald Sun report. Authorities More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, December 31st, 2013
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Food Safety attorney, Bill Marler, talks about foodborne outbreaks and food safety law

The cyclospora outbreak,which sickened more than 600 people this year, was the number one foodborne outbreak of 2013, according to the website Food Safety News (FSN). Photo/Nodar Kherkheulidze via wikimedia commons The More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, December 28th, 2013
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Flat Creek Farm & Dairy’s Heavenly Blue and Aztec Cheddar cheese recalled due to salmonella risk

PRESS RELEASE Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of Flat Creek Farm & Dairy’s Heavenly Blue and Aztec Cheddar cheeses, sold in Georgia and Florida, because the products More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, December 26th, 2013
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The Top 10 Infectious Disease and Outbreak News stories of 2013

2013 was a year full of impactful infectious disease stories with outbreaks of diseases not before seen in humans, diseases seen in new parts of the planet and miracle stories of survivors. Drugs not approved in More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, December 21st, 2013
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New Hampshire most prepared for infectious disease outbreak, GA, NJ and NE least prepared

A report released recently by the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), finds that a majority of states (32) score 5 or lower out of 10 key indicators of policies More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, December 20th, 2013
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Salmonella outbreak linked to Foster Farms chicken tops 400 cases

In their first update in a month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released the latest numbers associated with  Salmonella Heidelberg outbreak linked to Foster Farms chicken products Wednesday. According More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, December 8th, 2013
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UK, other EU countries report increase of human Salmonella Mikawasima infections

Several EU countries have over the past three months observed an unusual increase in the number of Salmonella Mikawasima infections in humans, according to a  recent European Centre for Disease Prevention and More...


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