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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 Friday, December 13th, 2013
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WSU researchers discover how Nipah virus infects human cells

PRESS RELEASE A team of scientists from Washington State University has discovered how one of the planet’s most deadly known viruses employs burglary-ring-like teamwork to infiltrate the human cell. WSU virologist More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, July 21st, 2013
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Ireland hepatitis A outbreak rises to 10 cases, linked to imported frozen berries

In a follow-up to a story last week, The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) Friday advised that it is investigating a food poisoning outbreak of Hepatitis A virus associated with the consumption of imported More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, July 15th, 2013
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Powerful toxin gives Salmonella typhi its lethality according to study

Researchers from Yale University believe they understand how typhoid fever kills some 200,000 people and affects about 21.5 million persons each year. Salmonella image/CDC The new research, Structure and function More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, July 10th, 2013
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Elton John postpones summer tour due to appendicitis, says he’s ‘grateful to be alive’

A spokesman for the “Rocket Man”, Sir Elton John, has announced that John’s summer tour is being postponed because the singer is suffering from appendicitis, according to the singer’s website More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, July 5th, 2013
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Michigan health officials confirm ‘Tough Mudder’ outbreak caused by norovirus

In a follow-up to a story Wednesday, the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) Bureau of Laboratories confirmed that the gastrointestinal outbreak involving both participants and spectators of the 2013 More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, July 1st, 2013
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Rhode Island health officials warn of botulism risk with Mediterranean Olives

The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) advises consumers not to eat Mediterranean Olives: Calcidica Sweet (Brand: Bel Frantoio) sold at any Ocean State Job Lot (OSJL) stores, according to a health department More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, June 12th, 2013
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Hong Kong: Ciguatera outbreak sickens 19 who ate at a Lamma Island seafood restaurant

The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is investigating a suspected ciguatoxin poisoning case affecting 19 people who consumed a coral reef fish, according to press release More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, June 4th, 2013
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Pregnant women and older adults most susceptible to listeria food poisoning:CDC

The June 2013 edition of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Vital Signs was published today. The topic was Listeria food poisoning. In addition, listeria food poisoning was the topic More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, May 18th, 2013
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Egypt health officials say salmonella contaminated food behind latest Al-Azhar University outbreak

In a follow up to a report last month, Egyptian health officials are reporting that the most recent outbreak to strike Al-Azhar University in Cairo was due to salmonella-tainted food, according to a Ahram Online More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, May 11th, 2013
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Mets southpaw, Pedro Feliciano, sickened with ciguatera

Left-handed pitcher, Pedro Feliciano was placed on the seven-day disabled list at Class A St. Lucie due to a lingering bout of food poisoning. Feliciano first got sick in late April and has officially been diagnosed More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
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Al-Azhar University in Cairo battles another food poisoning outbreak

For the second time in a month, Cairo-based al- Azhar University is dealing with a large food poisoning outbreak among students, according to a Xinhua report today. Al-Azhar Mosque and Al Azhar University, Cairo.Public More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, April 26th, 2013
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Smoked wild boar the source of trichinella outbreak in Argentina

An outbreak of the parasitic infection, trichinellosis, in San Martin de los Andes,Neuquen province, Argentina has been linked to the consumption of smoked wild boar, according to the Argentine news source, rionegro.com More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
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Al-Azhar University principal, Osama al-Abed, fired over food poisoning outbreak, Muslim Brotherhood denies being behind student illnesses

In a follow up to a story about a mass food poisoning outbreak at one of Cairo’s universities earlier this week, it is reported that Al-Azhar University principal, Osama al-Abed has been dismissed from his More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013
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Cairo: Hundreds of Al-Azhar University students stage protests after food poisoning outbreak

A food borne outbreak that sickened nearly 500 students prompted hundreds to stage protests against school administration at the Cairo university, according to an Egypt Independent report Monday.   Al-Azhar More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, March 18th, 2013
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Canada: Bar clams recalled because of botulism fears

Saint-Thomas-De-Kent, New Brunswick company, St. Thomas Fish Market Inc., voluntarily recalled several  lots of Bar clams because they may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, the etiologic agent of More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, February 23rd, 2013
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Vancouver area restaurant, Billygan’s Roadhouse, closed due to possible norovirus

Clark County health officials closed a Salmon Creek restaurant Friday after nearly two dozen patron fell ill  after eating there, according to a koinlocal6.com report Friday. Image/kgw.com video screen shot Clark More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, January 31st, 2013
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2010-2011 NYC Ciguatera outbreak ‘might reflect changing sources and diversity of fish species marketed in NYC and elsewhere’

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) released today looked at the several ciguatera outbreaks in New York City from August 2010–July 2011. During that More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, January 15th, 2013
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Canada E. coli outbreak linked to KFC and Taco Bell lettuce increases to 28 cases

Image/CDC In a update to a report Sunday, the number of cases in the Canadian Maritimes and Ontario E. coli O157:H7 outbreak is up to 28 after two additional cases of E. coli O157:H7 illness were confirmed in More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, January 14th, 2013
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UK FSA issues second Koon Yick Wah Kee tofu recall notice due to Bacillus cereus

Koon Yick Wah Kee tofuImage/FSA The United Kingdom Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued a second recall update on on tofu that originated in China due to high levels of the bacterium, Bacillus cereus, according More...


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