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Multi-state <em>E. coli</em> O157:H7 Outbreak Linked to Beef in Massachusetts
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a multi-state outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7.
More Infections Linked to the Consumption of Raw Milk in the United States
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warn infections from the consumption of raw milk and products made from raw milk will increase, especially in states where raw milk is legal.
New CDC Study Shows an Increase in Antibiotic Resistance in <em>Salmonella</em>
The number of illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths caused by Salmonella have been steadily rising each year, and now findings from new report on nontyphoidal Salmonella enterica show that some 20% of blood isolates of the bacteria have antibiotic resistance.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Releases Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance
As health experts around the world take on the problem of antimicrobial resistance and overuse of antibiotics in humans as a prime cause, world leaders are reminding us of another contributor to this global health issue: our farming system.
UK Publishes Guide for Health Care Professionals on Reducing the Risk of Listeriosis
The United Kingdom Food Standards Agency has published a guidance for health care and social service organizations who care for vulnerable populations at greater risk for contracting listeriosis and other food-borne diseases.
Atlantic Shellfish Products Recalls Oysters due to <i>Salmonella</i> Contamination
In Quebec, Atlantic Shellfish Products Inc. is recalling oysters from the marketplace after possible Salmonella contamination.
CabA May Hold Key to Reducing Food-borne Illnesses Caused by <em>Vibrio vulnificus</em>
By targeting CabA, an extracellular matrix protein essential for biofilm formation, it may be possible to reduce the incidence of food-borne illnesses caused by the potentially lethal Vibrio vulnificus marine bacterium found in biofilms on oyster shells and meat.
Safety Tips for Pre-packaged Meals and Home-delivered Food
For consumers ordering pre-packaged foods, the United States Department of Agriculture recommends following several food safety tips.
The new test can differentiate between Lyme disease and 7 other tick-borne diseases.