Brazil meat scandal: USDA institutes 100% re-inspection, R-CALF USA says that’s not enough

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced additional steps to keep the food supply safe for American families in light of the recent investigations of Brazil’s meat industry. While none of the slaughter or processing facilities implicated in the Brazilian scandal have shipped meat products to the United […] The post Brazil meat scandal: USDA institutes 100% re-inspection, R-CALF USA says that’s not…

March 31, 2017
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Phase 2 Zika vaccine trial begins in U.S., Central and South America

Vaccinations have begun in a multi-site Phase 2/2b clinical trial testing an experimental DNA vaccine designed to protect against disease caused by Zika infection. The vaccine was developed by government scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIAID is leading the trial, which […] The post Phase 2 Zika vaccine trial begins in U.S., Central and South America…

March 31, 2017
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Florida, Illinois, and Massachusetts: The newest states affected by E. coli outbreak

In an update on the multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 (STEC O157:H7) infections linked to I.M. Healthy brand SoyNut Butter products, the Centers fro Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports an additional six more ill people from four states. This brings the total outbreak cases to 29 in 12 states with the addition of  Florida, Illinois, […] The post Florida, Illinois, and Massachusetts: The newest states affected by E. coli outbreak…

March 31, 2017
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Potential measles outbreak in western Sydney

NSW Health has renewed its calls for people in western Sydney to take advantage of free measles shots available at their GP following the detection of four measles cases in the area. Three infants and a young adult from the western Sydney region, and a young adult from Queensland who spent time in far northern […] The post Potential measles outbreak in western Sydney appeared first on Outbreak News Today….

March 31, 2017
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Singapore investigates 1st Zika cluster of 2017

Two cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection in Singapore have been confirmed at Simon Place. Both cases are residents in the vicinity and from the same household. The Zika cluster was notified on Tuesday, 28 March 2017, and vector control operations are being carried out in the vicinity. Residents and stakeholders are urged to […] The post Singapore investigates 1st Zika cluster of 2017 appeared first on Outbreak News…

March 31, 2017
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Norovirus reported at Pepperdine University

Recently, the Pepperdine Health Center reported and advised students on increased numbers of norovirus cases in Southern California. According to a report on the Pepperdine Graphic, an email was sent out to the campus last week concerning a confirmed norovirus case at the school. We are aware of a few students who have had stomach/intestinal […] The post Norovirus reported at Pepperdine University appeared first on Outbreak News Today. Outbreak…

March 30, 2017
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