Disease Outbreaks

1st death reported in romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak

May 2, 2018

Health officials say a death in California has been linked to a national romaine lettuce food poisoning outbreak

Restaurants calm customers, say their romaine is safe

Apr 27, 2018

Romaine remains on the menu around US as restaurants say they're getting safe lettuce

Genetic sleuthing bolsters food poisoning searches

Apr 26, 2018

A new technique that relies on genetics is revolutionizing food poisoning investigation and identifying common causes in scattered and seemingly unrelated illnesses

E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce grows to 84 cases

Apr 26, 2018

U.S. health officials say the E. coli outbreak linked to tainted romaine lettuce has grown and sickened 84 people from 19 states

Portable test helps identify refugees at risk of outbreaks

Apr 25, 2018

Cheap, portable test may help identify people susceptible to disease outbreaks in refugee camps, other remote locations

Americans told to toss romaine lettuce over E. coli fears

Apr 21, 2018

U.S. health officials are telling consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and are warning restaurants not to serve it amid an E. coli outbreak

Multistate E. coli outbreak traced to lettuce from Arizona

Apr 13, 2018

The Centers for Disease Control says a multistate E. coli outbreak that has sickened nearly three dozen people is linked to lettuce grown in Arizona

Brazil yellow fever vaccination campaign far short of goal

Apr 13, 2018

Brazil's yellow fever vaccination efforts have fallen significantly short of their goal, the Health Ministry acknowledged this week, and an official said Friday that more than 16 million people in the targeted population still need to be immunized

Risk of Zika infection through sex may last only a month

Apr 11, 2018

Researcher see signs of Zika infection in men's semen for as long as nine months, but say the risk of sexual transmission appears to end in only one month

Australian farm sells melons after fatal listeria outbreak

Apr 10, 2018

An Australian farm has recommended selling cantaloupes despite being blamed for an outbreak of the deadly listeria bacteria that the World Health Organization said killed seven people and caused a miscarriage in Australia

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