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Resolved <i>E coli</i> Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce
While the outbreak appears to be over, health officials are alerting the public and encouraging continued improvement of industry practices.
Tracing ESBL <i>E coli</i> in the UK: Human Hygiene Contributes More to Infection Than Food Chain
Comparisons between strains show little crossover between ESBL-E coli in meat and in humans.
FDA Warns of Scombroid Poisoning Link to Fish Sold at Kroger
Several cases of scombroid poisoning were reported on September 4, 2019, among individuals who consumed tuna steaks purchased from 3 different Kroger retail stores in Ohio.
Novel Bacteriocin a Promising New Treatment for Resistant <i>Listeria monocytogenes</i>
Bacteriocin operates effectively by damaging the cell walls of the target species, inducing cell perforation and blebbing, thus killing the cells.
Health Officials Detail Response of Drug Resistant <i>Salmonella</i> Outbreak
Prior to 2017, Salmonella isolates with resistance to azithromycin had occurred in fewer than 0.5% of isolates from ill Americans.
2 Deaths Recorded in Multistate <i>Listeria</i> Outbreak
Since 2017 there have been 24 cases of Listeria associated with the outbreak, with no source of infection identified thus far.
Basil From Mexico Likely Source of <i>Cyclospora</i> Outbreak
As of July 24, 2019, 132 individuals have been diagnosed with Cyclospora infection as part of a multistate outbreak linked to consumption of fresh basil.
The Public Health Threat of Ice Cream Tampering
Videos of individuals licking ice cream and placing these cartons back on freezer store shelves have gone viral, and this practice can pose public health risks.
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