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CDC Identifies Germs Responsible for Majority of Food-Borne Illnesses in 2016
The FoodNet report in the CDC’s most recent MMWR provides insight on food-borne illnesses in 2016.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of April 9, 2017
In case you missed them, here are our top 5 articles for the week of April 9, 2017.
Does an 80,000-Pound Brisket Recall Affect Your Passover Dinner?
A packaging company in Waco, Texas, has recalled thousands of pounds of brisket out of caution after finding an uncommon strain of Esherichia coli that could cause food poisoning.
Public Health News Watch Wednesday: Report for April 5, 2017
This week’s Public Health News Watch highlights initiatives taking place this week in celebration of National Public Health Week, as well as two new pieces of legislation being considered in Congress that could impact food safety in the country and healthcare, in general.
California Patient Dies with Superbug Infection
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has recently reported that, last year, a local resident was found to have an antibiotic-resistant strain of Escherichia coli with the colistin resistance gene, MCR-1.
Experts Explore CDC’s “Winnable Battles” in Infectious Disease with <i>Contagion</i>
Seeking to improve the nation’s health and safety, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been targeting several high-burden issues in which it could make the greatest impact, and three such issues are infectious diseases.
How Do Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria Survive Antibiotics Without Resistance Genes?
A new study from University of Copenhagen researchers explains how some multidrug-resistant bacteria are able to survive lethal doses of antibiotics through a hibernation-like defense mechanism.
Drug-resistant <i>E. coli</i> Found in Nearly Two-thirds of UK Chicken Samples
Public Health England and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs researchers in the United Kingdom found drug-resistant E. coli in a large number of chicken samples, while much lower rates of contamination were observed in beef and pork samples.
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