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FDA Confirms Salad Mix Responsible For Cyclospora Outbreak
2013-08-03 06:09:11

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An FDA investigation has confirmed an Iowa and Nebraska state health concern that bagged salad mix is responsible for a serious cyclosporiasis outbreak that has so far affected 16 states. Both Iowa and Nebraska had indicated on July 30, 2013 that prepackaged salad mix was responsible for the latest outbreak, but federal officials were not jumping the gun. The FDA's traceback probe led the agency to Taylor Farms de Mexico, S. de...

2013-07-31 23:22:00

Attorney Bill Marler called on public health agencies to release information about the source of a cyclospora outbreak among residents of 15 states. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 On Tuesday, the Iowa Department of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other public health agencies announced in an outbreak update that the epidemiologic investigation into a cyclospora outbreak had led to the conclusion that a prepackaged salad mix was the source of the outbreak....

Stomach Bug Outbreak Affects More Than A Dozen US States
2013-07-31 06:40:39

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A stomach illness linked to the parasite Cyclospora has been on the rise in more than a dozen states across the US, with more than 370 reported cases since the end of June, according to a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report on Monday. The CDC was notified on June 28, 2013 of two laboratory-confirmed cases of Cyclospora infection in Iowa. Since that date, the CDC has been working with health officials from 15...

CDC Warns Parasite Outbreak
2013-07-24 15:32:33

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials are warning about potentially tainted produce that may have caused sickness in over 250 people across several US states. The produce, which would have been shipped across state lines, is believed to have been contaminated with a rare parasite known as cyclospora. Almost 120 people have reportedly tested positive for the rare protozoan in Iowa, an additional 65 tested positive...

2013-07-24 11:18:04

The main barriers to the access, delivery, and use of interventions that help to prevent malaria in pregnant women are relatively consistent across sub-Saharan African countries and may provide a helpful checklist to identify the factors influencing uptake of these important interventions, according to a study published in this week's PLOS Medicine. The analysis by Jenny Hill and colleagues from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in the UK, the London School of Hygiene &...

Nearly 50 Individuals Ill In Texas Intestinal Infection Outbreak
2013-07-19 16:18:30

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A gastrointestinal infection caused by consuming feces-contaminated food and water has infected four dozen men and women in the state of Texas this week alone, health officials revealed Thursday. According to CNN.com's Zaina Adamu, the majority of those stricken with the rare parasitic illness known as cyclosporiasis reside in the Dallas/Fort Worth region of the state. Cyclosporiasis is an intestinal illness caused by the...

2013-07-15 23:00:05

Crowdfunding Campaign to Feature Kite™ Mosquito Patch – a Small, Wearable Patch Using Patent-Pending Compounds Providing Up to 48 Hours of Protection Against Mosquitoes Riverside, California (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 ieCrowd, a crowd-powered platform designed to transform innovations into solutions to global challenges, today announced details of the Kite™ Mosquito Patch, a significant advancement in the global fight against mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria, West Nile Virus and...

Rare Parasite Outbreak In Iowa And Nebraska
2013-07-15 05:09:08

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A rare parasite known as Cyclospora derived from fresh vegetables has sickened nearly 80 people. The outbreak has climbed from 35 people to 80 in just a week in Midwestern states. So far, Iowa and Nebraska are the only states reporting problems. The parasitic disease spreads through contaminated food and water and can cause unusually long watery diarrhea, which could last up to 57 days if it goes untreated. According to the...

Parasites Found In Cat Poop May Pose Serious Health Problem
2013-07-10 08:36:41

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Cats deposit approximately 1.3 tons of feces into the environment each year in the US alone. As OB/GYN doctors have known for a long time, that poop is carrying a parasite that is harmful to pregnant women. As well, cat litter parasites have been associated with an increased risk in suicide in woman. A new study, published in Trends in Parasitology, reveals that this may indeed be a vast and under-appreciated public health problem....

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