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By Robert On Monday, July 15th, 2013
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Iowa Cyclospora outbreak rises to 71 cases

In a follow-up on the Cyclospora outbreak in Iowa, the Iowa Department of Public Health reports that the number of cases to date has increased to 71, with four out of 10 cases reported from Linn County. Four Cyclospora More...

By Robert On Saturday, July 13th, 2013
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Cyclospora outbreak: Iowa reports 60 cases, Nebraska reports 22

In an update to the Cyclospora outbreak reported from the Midwest United States, both Iowa and Nebraska released new numbers in the past 48 hours. In Iowa, health officials are reporting 60 cases of the parasitic More...

By Robert On Saturday, July 13th, 2013
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Iowa health officials say ‘fresh vegetables, not fruit’ possible source of Cyclospora outbreak

The Iowa Department of Public Health, CDC and local public health agencies are investigating an outbreak of an intestinal illness caused by Cyclospora (a rare parasite). As of  July 12, 45 cases of Cyclospora infections More...

By Robert On Thursday, July 11th, 2013
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Iowa Cyclospora outbreak rises to 39 cases

In a follow-up to the rapidly changing Cyclospora outbreak in the Hawkeye State, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting the number of cases of the parasitic infection to be 39 as of July 11. This More...

By Robert On Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
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Iowa and Nebraska investigate outbreaks of the parasite, Cyclospora

In a follow-up to a story last week, Iowa Department of Public Health officials, in collaboration with CDC and local public health agencies, are investigating an outbreak of an intestinal illness caused by Cyclospora. As More...

By Robert On Thursday, July 4th, 2013
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Iowa reports first human West Nile virus case in Linn County man

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced the first confirmed human case of West Nile virus (WNV) disease in Iowa of 2013. The patient, is a male middle-aged adult (41 to 60 years of age) from More...

By Robert On Thursday, July 4th, 2013
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Iowa reports seven cases of Cyclospora infection

Iowa health officials are investigating the source of an uncommon parasitic infection, which has sickened at least seven people in the past two weeks, according to a press-citizen.com report yesterday. The cyclospora 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 Monday, August 2nd, 2010
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An interview with the Blastocystis Research Foundation director, Ken Boorom

The microorganism Blastocystis hominis has been an issue of some controversy for as long as I’ve been in the field, whether it has been over its taxonomic classification or issues of pathogenicity and treatment. It More...


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