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27 Oct 2013, 3:39 pm by Bill Marler
In July 2009, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) endorsed and published the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians’ report, “Compendium of Measures to Prevent Disease Associated with Animals in Public Settings, 2009” (MMWR, May 1, 2009). [read post]
19 Sep 2013, 8:34 pm by Bill Marler
After more news of the E. coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to raw milk cheese, it reminded me of a post from 2001: After the recent E. coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to Bravo raw milk gouda cheese that sickened 38 (one with HUS), the New York Times is quickly becoming the go to newspaper for cheese lovers. [read post]
4 Sep 2013, 12:43 am by Jon Gelman
The US CDC reports that deaths attributed to lack of preventive health care or timely and effective medical care can be considered avoidable. [read post]
31 Aug 2013, 7:55 am by Bill Marler
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: SFDPH: http://sfdph.org/cdcp CDPH: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/HealthInfo/discond/Pages/EscherichiacoliO157H7.aspx CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/rr/rr5812.pdf, http://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/index.html For clinical or general questions please call SFDPH Communicable Disease Control Unit at (415) 554-2830. [read post]
31 Aug 2013, 3:26 am by Jon Gelman
Today's post was shared by WCBlog and comes from www.cdc.gov This is another in a series of occasional MMWR reports titled CDC Grand Rounds. [read post]
4 Jul 2013, 7:23 am by Bill Marler
An Introduction to Listeria Listeria (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]
2 Jun 2013, 12:56 am by Jon Gelman
Antismoking mass media campaigns can help reduce the prevalence of smoking by discouraging young persons from initiating smoking and by encouraging current smokers to quit (1,2). [read post]
1 Jun 2013, 9:30 am by Drew Falkenstein
An Introduction to Hepatitis A Exposure to the hepatitis A virus can cause an acute infection of the liver that is typically mild and resolves on its own. [11, 17] The symptoms and duration of illness vary a great deal, with many persons showing no symptoms at all. [11] Fever and jaundice are two of the symptoms most commonly associated with a hepatitis A infection. [17] It has been written that the “earliest accounts of contagious jaundice are found in ancient China. [read post]
26 May 2013, 8:58 am by Bill Marler
Foodborne illness has, of course, been around as long as there has been food. [read post]
7 May 2013, 12:26 am by Andy Weisbecker
  CDC, “Preliminary FoodNet Data on the Incidence of Infection with Pathogens Transmitted Commonly through Food—10 States, 2008,” MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY WEEKLY REPORT, Vol. 58, No. 14, pp. 333-37 (April 10, 2009), online at http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5813a2.htm 4. [read post]
25 Mar 2013, 11:38 pm by Dan Flynn
In the Jan. 25, 2013 edition of its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), CDC published an analysis of data on  foodborne illness outbreaks between 2009 and 2010, as Food Safety News reported that month. [read post]
7 Mar 2013, 7:47 pm by Bill Marler
The CDC in MMWR, reports that in May 2012, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s Acute Communicable Disease Control Unit and Environmental Health, Food, and Milk Program investigated an outbreak of shigellosis associated with a private bridge club. [read post]
7 Mar 2013, 7:45 pm by Bill Marler
The CDC in MMWR, reports that in May 2012, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s Acute Communicable Disease Control Unit and Environmental Health, Food, and Milk Program investigated an outbreak of shigellosis associated with a private bridge club. [read post]
4 Mar 2013, 2:40 am by Robert Kraft
“Early antiviral treatment can reduce influenza-associated illness severity and complications,” the MMWR says. [read post]
14 Feb 2013, 7:00 am by Bill Marler
MMWR 1995; Oct. 27; 44(42):785-788.) and two Salmonella strains were associated with orange juice that sickened people in Florida (See Cook KA, Dobbs TE, Hlady WG, et al. [read post]
27 Jan 2013, 11:12 pm by News Desk
“Public health, regulatory, and food industry professionals can use this information when creating targeted control strategies along the farm-to-table continuum for specific agents, specific foods, and specific pairs of agents and foods,” said CDC, in the report published last week in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). [read post]
17 Aug 2012, 2:59 am
Two patients died in that outbreak, but neither were found to have necrotizing colitis.The full MMWR report, including profiles of the patients who died in the 2010 outbreak, is available on CDC's website. [read post]
10 Aug 2012, 5:53 am
According to the MMWR, Boston, Cleveland, Buffalo, Hartford and Newark were safest. [read post]