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12 Jun 2016, 5:00 am by James Hoffmann
Occupational Hearing Loss Surveillance Project The MMWR issue discusses work-related hearing impairment and the Occupational Hearing Loss Surveillance Project. [read post]
24 May 2016, 8:09 pm by Bill Marler
If this was any other producer of food, this manufacturer would be put out of business or in jail.Raw milk and cream produced by Organic Pastures Dairy of Fresno County with a code date of June 1, 2016 is the subject of a statewide recall and quarantine order announced by California State Veterinarian Dr. [read post]
23 May 2016, 5:35 pm by Bill Marler
Raw milk and cream produced by Organic Pastures Dairy of Fresno County with a code date of June 1, 2016 is the subject of a statewide recall and quarantine order announced by California State Veterinarian Dr. [read post]
9 May 2016, 8:38 pm by Bill Marler
This time a new bug – Salmonella Raw milk and cream produced by Organic Pastures Dairy of Fresno County with a code date of MAY 18 is the subject of a statewide recall and quarantine order announced by California State Veterinarian Dr. [read post]
4 May 2016, 6:44 am by Bill Marler
With dozens of different brand name frozen vegetable products being recalled, and the sick stretching from Washington, California and Maryland (with the numbers and places likely to rise), what do you need to know about this very nasty bug? [read post]
3 May 2016, 12:09 am by Bill Marler
Botulism is a rare, life-threatening paralytic illness caused by neurotoxins produced by an anaerobic, gram-positive, spore-forming bacterium, Clostridium botulinum. [read post]
21 Apr 2016, 10:41 pm by Jon Gelman
This week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) issue is devoted to occupational health concerns, in acknowledgment of Workers Memorial Day (April 28th).Work-related fatal injuries remain a serious concern in U.S. workplaces. [read post]
14 Apr 2016, 10:00 pm by News Desk
Limited progress in reducing foodborne illness ratesThe MMWR also included the most recent data from CDC’s Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network, known as FoodNet. [read post]
1 Apr 2016, 8:55 pm by Bill Marler
The report appears in today’s issue of Morbidity Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). [read post]
1 Apr 2016, 8:55 pm by Bill Marler
The report appears in today’s issue of Morbidity Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). [read post]
22 Jan 2016, 7:43 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]
5 Jan 2016, 6:09 am by Nancy E. Halpern, DVM, Esq.
In late December the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published an article in MMWR titled “Rabies in a Dog Imported from Egypt with a Falsified Rabies Vaccination Certificate — Virginia, 2015” which, because of its significance to human and animal health, is republished in full here and (except for the accompanying table available here). [read post]
31 Dec 2015, 1:48 pm by Sabrina I. Pacifici
CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) January 1, 2016: “Although the number of TB cases in 44 states and Puerto Rico and the percentage of index patients with no contacts elicited declined from 2003 to 2012, the percentage of contacts who were examined did not change, and fewer than half of contacts who received a diagnosis of LTBI completed treatment. [read post]
18 Dec 2015, 3:50 pm by Jon Gelman
Workers' Compensation has experienced the consequences of the national epidemic of drug and opioid deaths. [read post]
8 Dec 2015, 6:44 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. [5, 9, 13, 31]  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… [read post]