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3 Aug 2017, 4:52 pm by Bill Marler
THE HEPATITIS A VIRUS Exposure to hepatitis A virus (“HAV”) can cause an acute infection of the liver that is typically mild and resolves on its own.[1] The symptoms and duration of illness vary a great deal, with many persons showing no symptoms at all.[2] Fever and jaundice are two of the symptoms most commonly associated with HAV infection.[3] Throughout history, hepatitis infections have plagued humans. [read post]
29 Jun 2017, 10:45 pm by Bill Marler
 I just finished up the Food Security Conference and extracted myself from the battle over eating medium rare hamburgers in New Zealand, when I had time to read the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) – sounds fun? [read post]
29 Jun 2017, 10:45 pm by Bill Marler
 I just finished up the Food Security Conference and extracted myself from the battle over eating medium rare hamburgers in New Zealand, when I had time to read the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) – sounds fun? [read post]
20 Apr 2017, 12:31 pm by Bill Marler
”  However, the CDC’s FoodNet published in MMWR today the foodborne illness numbers from 10 states and 9 pathogens for 2016 and the incidences compared to 2013-2015[1] and the new numbers are not great and confirm why we seem busier lately. [read post]
14 Mar 2017, 6:01 pm by Bill Marler
An Article I wrote in 2001 Bill Neuman wrote yet another article on cheese – “Raw Milk Cheesemakers Fret Over Possible New Rules” – after Food Safety News reported it and in follow-up to my five part series on raw milk and the “60 day rule” – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5, and the continuing outbreaks, illnesses and recalls linked to raw (unpasteurized) and pasteurized dairy products in the United… [read post]
22 Feb 2017, 9:26 pm 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]
20 Feb 2017, 5:03 pm by Bill Marler
On August 15, 2016, the Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH) identified raw scallops served at Genki Sushi restaurants on Oahu and Kauai as a likely source of an ongoing hepatitis A outbreak. [read post]
17 Feb 2017, 1:34 pm by Bill Marler
Beginning in September 2016, several states, CDC, and the FDA investigated a multistate outbreak of foodborne hepatitis A. [read post]
3 Aug 2016, 4:06 pm by Bill Marler
As of August 3, 2016, the Hawaii Department of Health has identified 42 new cases of hepatitis A. [read post]
29 Jul 2016, 8:06 am by Bill Marler
With a Salmonella Outbreak raging, might be a good time to ask that question – again. [read post]
17 Jul 2016, 6:02 am by Bill Marler
As many as 53 sickens, 13 hospitalized with 1 likely liver transplant. [read post]