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21 Mar 2015, 4:30 am by Jon Gelman
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2015;64:265–9 ….Jon L. [read post]
19 Mar 2015, 9:06 pm by Bill Marler
MMWR reports today that on July 19, 2014, a packing company in California (company A) (a.k.a. [read post]
13 Mar 2015, 6:09 pm by Patti Waller
An Introduction to ListeriaListeria (pronounced liss-STEER-ē-uh) is a gram-positive rod-shaped bacterium that can grow under either anaerobic (without oxygen) or aerobic (with oxygen) conditions. [4, 18] Of the six species of Listeria, only L. monocytogenes (pronounced maw-NO-site-aw-JUH-neez) causes disease in humans. [18] These bacteria multiply best at 86-98.6 degrees F (30-37 degrees C), but also multiply better than all other bacteria at refrigerator temperatures, something that allows… [read post]
9 Mar 2015, 4:11 pm by Patti Waller
The editorial note contained in the MMWR Weekly report indicated that the case suggested direct transmission of influenza virus from pig to human host. [read post]
4 Mar 2015, 5:32 pm by Bill Marler
On Monday August 15, 2005, the Seneca Lake County Health Department called the manager of the Spraypark to find out whether Spraypark patrons had reported becoming ill. [read post]
19 Feb 2015, 6:31 pm by Bill Marler
MMWR reported today: In August 2014, PulseNet, the national molecular subtyping network for foodborne disease surveillance, detected a multistate cluster of Salmonella enterica serotype Newport infections with an indistinguishable pulse-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) pattern (XbaI PFGE pattern JJPX01.0061).* Outbreaks of illnesses associated with this PFGE pattern have previously been linked to consumption of tomatoes harvested from Virginia’s Eastern Shore in the Delmarva region… [read post]
4 Feb 2015, 11:05 am by Robert Brammer
Much history of the federal government’s involvement in vaccination efforts is recounted in an article titled “Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, Immunizations, and MMWR — 1961–2011” by Alan R. [read post]
5 Jan 2015, 8:19 pm by Bill Marler
An Introduction to Norovirus The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that noroviruses cause nearly 21 million cases of acute gastroenteritis annually, making noroviruses the leading cause of gastroenteritis in adults in the United States. [1] According to a relatively recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine: The Norwalk agent was the first virus that was identified as causing gastroenteritis in humans, but recognition of its importance as a pathogen has been… [read post]
3 Jan 2015, 8:25 pm by Sabrina I. Pacifici
Tobacco Cessation Among Users of Telephone and Web-Based Interventions — Four States, 2011–2012 – Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). [read post]
3 Jan 2015, 7:37 pm by Bill Marler
An Introduction to Norovirus The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that noroviruses cause nearly 21 million cases of acute gastroenteritis annually, making noroviruses the leading cause of gastroenteritis in adults in the United States. [1] According to a relatively recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine: The Norwalk agent was the first virus that was identified as causing gastroenteritis in humans, but recognition of its importance as a pathogen has been… [read post]
14 Dec 2014, 2:14 pm by Bill Marler
The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). [read post]
24 Nov 2014, 5:32 am by Schachtman
Centers for Disease Control, “Fibrosing skin condition among patients with renal disease–United States and Europe, 1997–2002,” 51 MMWR Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 25 (2002). [read post]
23 Nov 2014, 9:56 am by Bill Marler
2011 – E. coli O104:H4 – Fenugreek Bean Sprouts – Over 4,000 sickened – 900 with kidney failure and 50 deaths – Europe, Canada and U.S. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6250a3.htm; https://www-s.med.illinois.edu/m2/epidemiology/LiteratureCritique/pdf/Buchholz_2011.pdf 2005 – Salmonella – Mung Bean Sprouts – Over 600 sick – Canada http://news.ontario.ca/archive/en/2005/12/14/Update-on-Salmonella-Outbreak.html;… [read post]
18 Nov 2014, 9:10 pm by The Horn Law Firm
Sources: http://safety.trw.com/texting-while-driving-now-leading-cause-of-us-teen-deaths/0710/http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6139a5.htm? [read post]
18 Nov 2014, 4:52 pm by Bill Marler
  MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2012 Jul 6;61(26):490-492.) [read post]
13 Nov 2014, 2:26 pm by Bill Marler
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2012 Jul 6;61(26):490-492 [read post]
7 Nov 2014, 12:15 pm by Bill Marler
The recommendations, which underscore provisions in the Food and Drug Administration model Food Code (http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/RetailFoodProtection/FoodCode/default.htm) and CDC guidelines (http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr6003a1.htm), include: Making sure food service workers practice proper hand washing and use utensils and single-use disposable gloves to avoid touching ready-to-eat foods with bare hands, Certifying kitchen managers and training food service… [read post]