Publix recalls German Chocolate Layer Cake for undeclared pecans

Out of an abundance of caution, Publix Super Markets, Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall for Publix German Chocolate Layer Cake. The cakes contain pecans as an ingredient that is not declared on the package label. The Publix German Chocolate Layer Cakes were distributed companywide to Publix Bakery locations. The product is sold in the […] Outbreak News Today

October 31, 2015
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West Nile virus update: US, Canada and Europe

More than 1,600 human West Nile virus (WNV) cases have been reported thus far in the United States with more than a quarter of all cases reported from California. According to officials Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data Oct. 27, 1,566 WNV cases were reported from 44 states and the District of Columbia. […] Outbreak News Today » Europe

October 31, 2015
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Mozambique sees nearly 500 cholera cases since September

With the arrival of hot and rainy season, the country of Mozambique is on the verge of a cholera outbreak, according to a O País report (computer translated). Since September, the southern African nation has reported 479 cholera cases, including three fatalities. Health officials say most cases were diagnosed in Nampula province, particularly in the provincial […] Outbreak News Today » Africa

October 31, 2015
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Taiwan: Chiayi County woman bitten by rabid ferret-badger

For more than five decades, Taiwan was rabies-free–that was until 2013 when the lethal virus reappeared in a Formosan ferret-badger. Now the Taiwanese news source, Focus Taiwan reports  a 79-year-old woman from Meishan Township in Chiayi County was bitten by a ferret-badger that was later found to be infected with rabies. This is the first rabies case […] Outbreak News Today » Asia

October 31, 2015
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1.5 million people killed by TB globally in 2014: WHO

The fight against tuberculosis is paying off, with this year’s death rate nearly half of what it was in 1990. Nevertheless, 1.5 million people died from TB in 2014. Most of these deaths could have been prevented, according to WHO’s Global tuberculosis report 2015, which was released Wednesday. To reduce TB’s overall burden, detection and […] Outbreak News Today » Blogs

October 30, 2015
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