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What Kind of Botulism Accounted for the Majority of Confirmed Cases in 2015?
The CDC recently released a national botulism surveillance summary for 2015.
Power Law Could be Used to Predict Size, Scope of Food-Borne Outbreaks
Could a power law be used to predict food-borne outbreaks and thus help public health agencies better prepare?
Beware Easter Photo-Ops and Props Bearing <i>Salmonella</i>
Be careful when handling chicks or bunnies this Easter, as they may transmit Salmonella to you or your loved one.
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.
Multidrug-Resistant Gene Found in <em>Salmonella</em>
Researchers in China have discovered a troubling case of the presence of a variant of the multidrug-resistant gene MCR-1 in a common strain of Salmonella in a healthy patient.
Number of Outbreaks of Disease Associated with Imported Food Increasing
CDC researchers found that not only is the proportion of US food that is imported is increasing, but the number of food-borne disease outbreaks associated with imported foods is also increasing.
SoyNut Butter Products Linked with Multistate <i>E. coli</i> Outbreak
The Centers for Disease Control and Pevention and the US Food and Drug Administration are currently investigating an E. coli outbreak that has managed to spread over five states and has infected twelve individuals thus far.
Food Safety Tips to Remember this Valentine's Day
This Valentine’s Day, be sure to remember these food safety tips to protect you and your loved one from any pesky food-borne illnesses.
The new test can differentiate between Lyme disease and 7 other tick-borne diseases.