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Mice Aren't Scaredy-Cats When Infected By Toxoplasma
2013-09-19 13:05:53

Known to cause spontaneous abortions in pregnant women or death in immune-compromised patients, the Toxoplasma parasite has an even stranger effect in mice – it takes away their fear of cats.

FDA Allows Taylor Farms de Mexico To Reopen Following Cyclospora Investigation
2013-08-28 09:40:56

A salad-mix packaging facility associated with the Cyclospora outbreak that has so far sickened more than 600 people in 22 US states has been given the green light to return to production following an extensive investigation.

Cyclospora Infections Continue To Climb Despite Halt On Salad Mix Production
2013-08-19 08:17:13

US health officials have continued their investigation into the root cause of a Cyclospora outbreak that has so far infected more than 575 people across 19 US states. However, while infections from two states have been traced back to a salad packer in Mexico, more people are continuing to get sick in other states around the country.

Taylor Farms Halts Salad Mix Deliveries Due To Cyclospora Outbreak
2013-08-13 07:22:44

A Mexican farm linked to a Cyclospora outbreak in at least two states has reported it has ceased production and shipment of salad mixes to American grocery and restaurant chains.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.