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

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.

Farmers Market Chicken Found To Contain More Pathogens
2013-07-12 05:33:17

A small-scale study from Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences reveals raw, whole chickens purchased from farmers markets throughout Pennsylvania contained significantly higher levels of foodborne illness-causing bacteria compared to those found in grocery stores in the region.

2013-07-10 19:46:46

Typhoid fever is one of the oldest documented diseases known to have afflicted mankind but what makes it so lethal has remained a mystery for centuries.

2013-06-27 11:54:23

The blockbuster battles between good and evil are not just on the big screen this summer.

2013-06-20 23:21:04

Pedata RV Center, the leader in used motorhome and recreational vehicle sales, advises campers of the dangers of food that has not been properly cared for, and offers suggestions on how to avoid

2013-06-20 23:02:24

The Marler Clark attorneys filed a lawsuit against Lombard, Illinois restaurant Los Burritos Mexicanos on Thursday, alleging their client fell ill with an E.

Norovirus Cases On The Rise In Yellowstone National Park
2013-06-20 08:11:18

A new report from the National Park Service has declared that the highly-contagious norovirus has shown up in two of America’s premier national parks: Yellowstone and Grand Teton.

2013-06-18 23:01:01

A Washington state resident who alleges he fell ill with hepatitis A after eating a Townsend Farms frozen berry and pomagranate seed mix is the latest to file a lawsuit against the company.


Latest Foodborne illness Reference Libraries

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2011-02-17 17:29:15

Norovirus is an RNA virus that causes approximately 90% of epidemic non-bacterial outbreaks of gastroenteritis around the world. It may also be responsible for 50% of all foodborne outbreaks of gastroenteritis in the U.S. It can affect people of all ages and is transmitted by food or water that is contaminated, by person-to-person contact, and through aerosolization of the virus and subsequent contamination of surfaces. Immunity is usually incomplete and temporary after infection. People...

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Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.