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Measles outbreak set to smash 10-year yearly record in first months of 2019

MEASLES OUTBREAK SET TO SMASH 10-YEAR YEARLY RECORD IN FIRST MONTHS OF 2019

Fines of $1,000, public space lockouts, school shutdowns and other drastic measures have failed to stop a measles outbreak in the US....

HIV Ups Risk of NAFLD and Progressive Liver Disease

HIV UPS RISK OF NAFLD AND PROGRESSIVE LIVER DISEASE

Latest studies confirmed the increasing burden of NAFLD in people with HIV infection as viral hepatitis prevalence and associated mortality...

 
 
 
A Public Health Failure: since 2016, more than 15,000 cases, 8,500 hospitalizations, and 140 deaths have resulted from the hepatitis A virus - it is past time to offer vaccinations to food service workers

A PUBLIC HEALTH FAILURE: SINCE 2016, MORE THAN 15,000 CASES, 8,500 HOSPITALIZATIONS, AND 140 DEATHS HAVE RESULTED FROM THE HEPATITIS A VIRUS - IT IS PAST TIME TO OFFER VACCINATIONS TO FOOD SERVICE WORKERS

Vaccinating food service workers will not solve the entire problem - we need a nation-wide focus on homelessness and drug use as well. According...

Bio Roundup: Nationwide's Rise, a Surgeon's Quest, CRISPR USA & More

BIO ROUNDUP: NATIONWIDE'S RISE, A SURGEON'S QUEST, CRISPR USA & MORE

Persistence and perseverance were the themes of two of our top stories this week. First there's the story of Nationwide Children's...

 
 
 
One dead in Listeria outbreak caused by deli-sliced meats, cheeses

ONE DEAD IN LISTERIA OUTBREAK CAUSED BY DELI-SLICED MEATS, CHEESES

Deli-sliced meats and cheeses are to blame for a multistate outbreak of Listeria infections involving eight people, one of whom has...

Publisher's Platform: On the Road Again - A Salmonella Sick Tour Revisited

PUBLISHER'S PLATFORM: ON THE ROAD AGAIN - A SALMONELLA SICK TOUR REVISITED

Yesterday the CDC and FDA announced that Jensen Tuna of Louisiana was recalling frozen ground raw tuna sourced from JK Fish of Vietnam...

 
 
 
Listeria Tainted Deli Meat Kills 1 and Sickens 7 others in Michigan, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania

LISTERIA TAINTED DELI MEAT KILLS 1 AND SICKENS 7 OTHERS IN MICHIGAN, NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY AND PENNSYLVANIA

The CDC and several states are investigating a multistate outbreak of Listeria infections linked to deli-sliced meats and cheeses....

Raw ground tuna responsible for outbreak and recall

RAW GROUND TUNA RESPONSIBLE FOR OUTBREAK AND RECALL

Thirteen people in seven states are infected with an outbreak strain of Salmonella Newport, the federal Centers for Disease Control...

 
 
 
Measles accelerates to second-highest level in US in 25 years and over 100,000 global cases 

MEASLES ACCELERATES TO SECOND-HIGHEST LEVEL IN US IN 25 YEARS AND OVER 100,000 GLOBAL CASES 

Since last week, there have been 90 new cases of measles diagnosed in the US, the steepest uptick in the current outbreak, bringing...

Pre-Cut Melon Sold In 16 States Recalled Amid Salmonella Outbreak

PRE-CUT MELON SOLD IN 16 STATES RECALLED AMID SALMONELLA OUTBREAK

Caito Foods LLC, which distributes its fruit to Walmart, Target and Kroger, issued a similar recall last year.

 
 
 
Cut melon linked to U.S. salmonella outbreak recalled

CUT MELON LINKED TO U.S. SALMONELLA OUTBREAK RECALLED

A company has issued a recall for melon products sold in 16 states after being linked to a salmonella outbreak.

Caito Cut Fruit - Two Salmonella Outbreaks in Two Years

CAITO CUT FRUIT - TWO SALMONELLA OUTBREAKS IN TWO YEARS

Symptoms of Salmonella infection include diarrhea, abdominal pain and fever. Symptoms usually begin within 12 to 96 hours after exposure,...

 
 
 
E. coli O103 Outbreak in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia

E. COLI O103 OUTBREAK IN INDIANA, OHIO, KENTUCKY, TENNESSEE, VIRGINIA AND GEORGIA

Indiana 1 Georgia 17 Kentucky 54 Ohio 7 Tennessee 28 Virginia 2 As of April 12, 2019, 109 people infected with the outbreak strain...

Two sick in France from Listeria in cheese

TWO SICK IN FRANCE FROM LISTERIA IN CHEESE

Two people in France are seriously ill with listeriosis after eating contaminated cheese, according to the public health agency. A...

 
 
 
93-case Salmonella outbreak brings recall of many melon products

93-CASE SALMONELLA OUTBREAK BRINGS RECALL OF MANY MELON PRODUCTS

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention late Friday reported a multistate investigation which began on April 2, 2019,...

 
 
 
CDC suspects ground beef as source of expanding O103 outbreak

CDC SUSPECTS GROUND BEEF AS SOURCE OF EXPANDING O103 OUTBREAK

Ground beef, consumed at home or in restaurants, and possibly purchased in large packages from grocery stores just might be the source...

Ground beef likely cause of 6-state food poisoning outbreak, officials say

GROUND BEEF LIKELY CAUSE OF 6-STATE FOOD POISONING OUTBREAK, OFFICIALS SAY

No specific brand or source of the meat has been determined yet, officials said.

 
 
 
So, what's causing a 5 state, 96 person E. coli O103 Outbreak?

SO, WHAT'S CAUSING A 5 STATE, 96 PERSON E. COLI O103 OUTBREAK?

As of April 8, 2019, 96 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O103 have been reported from five states. CDC is reporting...

Father, son face charges for allegedly selling body parts on the black market

FATHER, SON FACE CHARGES FOR ALLEGEDLY SELLING BODY PARTS ON THE BLACK MARKET

Some of the body parts sold were allegedly infected with HIV, sepsis and hepatitis.