Tag archive for ‘food borne parasites’
By Guest Author On Friday, November 12th, 2021

Reasons For Bugs Infestation In The Mattress And Ways To Prevent Them

Bed bugs are one of the things that irritate people while asleep. As these bugs are quite adaptable to new ambiance, it has become very tough to efficiently exterminate them.  They have the tendency to spread easily More...

By Guest Author On Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Tips for Sweet and Juicy Fruits in 2018

Are you planning on growing food in your backyard? Maybe you plan to grow plenty of healthy vegetables organically, and you’d definitely benefit by visiting the seed shop by Seed Needs. Or maybe you’re into More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, October 30th, 2015

Japanese researchers step forward to Toxoplasma vaccine development

Toxoplasma gondii is a common parasite which causes the development of fatal encephalosis or pneumonia in immunodeficient patients under treatment of AIDS or cancer. Pregnant women who are infected may suffer a More...

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 Friday, May 9th, 2014

CDC targets five Neglected Parasitic Infections in the US

When you think of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD), you think of diseases occurring in poor and developing countries. NTDs perpetuate a cycle of poverty that continues from generation to generation. Kissing bug More...

By Robert On Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Venezuela reports spike in Chagas disease cases in January 2014

The Venezuela Ministry of Health has reported a great surge of the parasitic infection, Chagas disease during the first month of 2014, according to an El Universal report Feb. 4 (computer translated). The “kissing More...

By Robert On Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Study: Eight out of 10 people in Saravane district, Laos infected with Opisthorchis, hookworm

A new study published today in the journal, Parasites and Vectors, took a look at helminthiasis problem in Southern Laos to try to understand helminth infection and associated risk factors in relation to existing More...

By Robert On Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Discussing foodborne illness with Dr. Doug Powell

Outbreaks of salmonella and the parasite, cyclospora, have been big stories in the news during recent weeks and months. Image/CDC To sort out some of the latest foodborne illness news, food scientist and editor More...

By Robert On Saturday, October 26th, 2013

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 Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

New radio show, ‘Outbreak News This Week’ to premiere Saturday on the Tan Talk Network

The Global Dispatch is proud to announce its next media venture- a new, niche radio program geared toward news and information about infectious diseases. The show, Outbreak News This Week will feature the latest More...

By Robert On Sunday, September 29th, 2013

Milwaukee area cryptosporidium outbreak: parasite ‘not in the drinking water’ according to health officials

An outbreak of the parasitic infection, cryptosporidiosis, has been reported from some northern Milwaukee suburban areas, according to officials at the North Shore Health Department. Cryptosporidium oocysts Photo/CDC Eight More...

By Robert On Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Wyoming reports more ‘crypto’ this year than the last two

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is reporting 54 cases of the parasitic infection, cryptosporidium so far in 2013, with nearly three-quarters reported from Campbell County. The Star Tribune reports this number More...

By Robert On Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
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WHO: 56 million people suffer from a foodborne trematodiases

At least 56 million people globally suffer from one or more foodborne trematodiases, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported today in it’s current Fact Sheet. Foodborne trematodiases  are caused by More...

By Robert On Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Cyclospora outbreak eclipses 600 cases, Texas accounting for 4 out of 10

As of August 22, 2013, a total of 609 ill persons with Cyclospora infection have been reported from 22 states, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) numbers. This number from the CDC doesn’t More...

By Robert On Thursday, August 1st, 2013
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Cyclospora affects three in Hillsborough County, Florida reports 25 cases total

Florida has not been immune to the parasitic outbreak of cyclospora that has affected 378 people in 16 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) yesterday. The Sunshine State is now More...

By Robert On Saturday, July 27th, 2013

Iowa health officials investigate two gastrointestinal outbreaks: Cyclospora and Salmonella

Iowa is dealing with two gastrointestinal outbreaks–one parasitic and one bacterial. The Hawkeye State was the first state in the current multistate Cyclospora outbreak that has affected 321 people in 14 states More...

By Robert On Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Cyclospora outbreak tops 250 cases

The cyclospora outbreak that has affected parts of the Midwest continues to increase in cases as the total number now exceeds 250, in at least six states. Image/CDC The vast majority of cases have been reported More...

By Robert On Thursday, July 4th, 2013

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 Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

What is Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis?

The story of three Australian women who developed complications from lymphocytic choriomeningitis, which they contracted after receiving organs from one donor and shortly died thereafter was published in a Sydney More...

By Robert On Thursday, April 18th, 2013

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...



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