Chronic Wasting Disease reported in Texas elk

Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) officials have confirmed Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in an elk located within the South-Central Texas CWD Zone. The elk was harvested on a high fenced premises with common management as a property where whitetailed deer were previously confirmed to have CWD. This case was detected as part of the ranch’s […] The post Chronic Wasting Disease reported in Texas elk appeared first on Outbreak News…

October 19, 2017
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San Diego County reports 19th hepatitis A death as six out of 10 cases are reported in the city

The number of hepatitis A cases in San Diego County’s current local outbreak has grown to 507, according to the latest data published Tuesday. This includes an additional fatality bringing the total deaths associated with this outbreak to 19. Seven out of 10 people affected by the outbreak have required hospitalization for their illness. In […] The post San Diego County reports 19th hepatitis A death as six out of…

October 18, 2017
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Spicely Organics Tarragon recalled due to Salmonella risk

Organic Spices, Inc. dba Spicely Organics of Fremont, CA is recalling 0.4 oz. Organic Tarragon Lot No. OTW100134 because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The product was distributed in: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington and […] The post Spicely Organics Tarragon recalled due to Salmonella risk appeared first on Outbreak…

October 17, 2017
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E. coli prompts recall Bread & Butter Farm Ground Beef

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced a recall of ground beef packages sold by Bread & Butter Farm of Shelburne, Vermont that may have been contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The recalled ground beef was produced by Vermont Livestock Slaughter and Processing, LLC, of Ferrisburgh, which is voluntarily […] The post E. coli prompts recall Bread & Butter Farm Ground Beef appeared first…

October 16, 2017
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Hantavirus: Washoe County records 2nd ‘unusual occurrence’ of the year, 1st death since 1995

About one month ago, Washoe County (NV) health officials reported the first human hantavirus case since 2006 in a patient from south Reno. Last week, health officials recorded the second case of hantavirus this year, an unusual occurrence because Washoe County has never recorded more than one case in any single year. In addition, this second case is the first […] The post Hantavirus: Washoe County records 2nd ‘unusual occurrence’ of the year, 1st death…

October 15, 2017
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STDs in California are increasing at a concerning rate: CDPH

Following the newly published statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Tuesday, which report more than two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the United States in 2016, the highest number ever, California’s “Top Doc” says sexually transmitted infections in her state are “increasing at a concerning rate”. […] The post STDs in California are increasing at a concerning rate: CDPH appeared first…

September 27, 2017
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