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By Robert On Friday, June 6th, 2014
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College microbiology classes linked to Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak

A multistate Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak, which has sickened 41 people in 13 states since last November, has been linked to clinical and college and university teaching microbiology laboratories, according More...

By Robert On Sunday, June 1st, 2014
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Canada health officials investigate salmonella outbreaks linked to chia seed powder, bearded dragons

Public Health Agency of Canada and it’s partners are investigating two salmonella outbreaks; one linked to dried sprouted chia seed powder and a second linked to contact with pet bearded dragons. Image/CFIA Canadian More...

By Robert On Thursday, May 29th, 2014
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Fifty new salmonella cases reported linked to Foster Farms chicken

In a follow up to an April report, the multistate Salmonella Heidelberg outbreak that began some 14 months ago, has grown by another 50 cases during the past six weeks, according to the Centers for Disease Control More...

By Robert On Saturday, May 24th, 2014
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Fuego Tortilla Grill being investigated over Salmonella Typhimurium-Ohio outbreak

A College Station, Texas restaurant has voluntarily closed due to a health investigation into a connection with an intermittent  Salmonella Typhimurium-Ohio outbreak, according to a The Eagle report Friday. The More...

By Robert On Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
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Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak affects 37 people in 18 states, linked to frozen mice

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today the investigation of a multistate Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak that has sickened 37 people in 18 states since the beginning of the year. Epidemiologic, More...

By Robert On Friday, May 9th, 2014
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Salmonella outbreak linked to live poultry reported from 23 states

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is collaborating with public health, veterinary, and agriculture officials in many states and with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant More...

By Robert On Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
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Australia: Bandicoot droppings linked to Salmonella Java in Northern Beaches

The Northern Sydney Public Health Unit is reporting an increase in the number of cases of Salmonella among toddlers and young children on the Northern Beaches and warn parents that bandicoot droppings may be the More...

By Robert On Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
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CDC investigates Salmonella Cotham outbreak linked to bearded dragons

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with public health, veterinary, and agriculture officials in many states and the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Veterinary Services More...

By Robert On Saturday, April 19th, 2014
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Author, Mark Jerome Walters discusses his new book, ‘Seven Modern Plagues’

A new book, which examines seven relatively new and emerging infectious diseases and how human action and the change in the ecology, causes them to produce, according to the author, “ecodemics”. The More...

By Robert 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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...


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