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By The Dispatch On Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
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UN ranks ‘Top 10’ food borne parasites with release of new guidelines

1 July 2014, Rome – A “Top Ten” list identifying the food-borne parasites of greatest global concern has been released today, and new guidelines are being developed to control them. The parasites More...

By Robert On Saturday, October 26th, 2013
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Iowa ‘crypto cluster’ linked to unpasteurized apple cider

The parasitic infection, cryptosporidiosis, has been reported in high numbers in the Hawkeye State this year topping 1,000 cases. To add to that number is the latest cluster reported out of Johnson County, IA.   Cryptosporidium More...

By Robert On Sunday, August 25th, 2013
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Iowa cryptosporidium outbreak tops 500 since June

In a follow up to a story earlier this month, the cryptosporidium outbreak in Iowa continues to climb with 528  probable and confirmed cases reported since June 1. This is up from the last update on Aug. 14, which More...

By Robert On Thursday, August 8th, 2013
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Iowa investigates cryptosporidium outbreak, reporting 272 cases since June 1

As the Cyclospora outbreak in the Hawkeye State appears to be winding down, health officials are now facing an outbreak from another protozoan parasite called Cryptosporidium. The Iowa Department of Public Health More...

By Robert On Monday, June 24th, 2013
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UK health officials advise public of risks associated with petting farms following a dozen ‘crypto’ outbreaks

Over the past two decades, the average number cases of the parasite, cryptosporidium reported to UK health authorities is around 80. However, in 2013, Public Health England (PHE) is reporting between January and More...

By Robert On Thursday, April 18th, 2013
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CDC: Campylobacter, Vibrio food borne infections increase in the US, Salmonella remains constant

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate  that about 48 million people, or one in six people in the United States, get sick from eating contaminated food. During a CDC telebriefing today, More...

By Robert On Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
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UK 2012 ‘Crypto’ outbreak linked to ‘ready-to-eat’ salad products: HPA

A May 2012 Cryptosporidium outbreak, which sickened some 300 people over a three day period, has been linked to eating pre-cut bagged salad products which are likely to have been labelled as ‘ready-to-eat’, More...

By Robert On Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
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Idaho health officials report a rise in ‘crypto’ cases in the Magic Valley

The South Central Public Health District (SCPHD) has reported an increase in the parasitic infection, cryptosporidium in the past 10 days, prompting them to urge the public to take precautions to prevent the spread More...


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