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2013-07-24 23:24:07

d’Oliveira & Associates has posted a new informational graphic and video about the dangers of food poisoning. The law firm works with experienced attorneys to help people who have suffered serious injuries related to such foodborne illness. (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, food poisoning affects 48 million people, causes 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths each year in the United States. This type of illness occurs when someone...

2013-07-23 23:17:23

The Marler Clark attorneys filed a Salmonella lawsuit against Iguana Joe's, alleging that the child they represent fell ill with a Salmonella infection after eating food purchased from the restaurant. HOUSTON, TX (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 Marler Clark, the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of foodborne illness outbreaks, filed a lawsuit today against Iguana Joe’s on behalf of a child who was allegedly part of a Salmonella outbreak liked to the restaurant. The complaint...

2013-07-18 14:45:53

Facebook posts helped alert public health officials to a strep throat outbreak among a high school dance team in 2012, and DNA fingerprinting led investigators to pasta prepared by a previously ill parent as the likely source. Although strep throat, or Group A Streptococcus (GAS) pharyngitis, usually spreads from person to person by droplets, foodborne transmission is possible, as a report published online in Clinical Infectious Diseases found. The most common form of GAS illness is strep...

2013-07-18 11:24:00

Results of UCI-led study point to new approach for treating foodborne illnesses UC Irvine microbiologists have learned how a probiotic bacterium used to treat irritable bowel syndrome can soothe gut bacterial infections caused by salmonella, paving the way for potential relief from foodborne illnesses that affect millions of people annually. Manuela Raffatellu, assistant professor of microbiology & molecular genetics, and colleagues at UC Irvine and the University of Washington...

2013-07-17 23:16:28

Seattle-based Marler Clark and Chicago-based Newland & Newland filed a second E. coli lawsuit yesterday against Los Burritos Mexicanos on behalf of a man who claims to have fallen ill with an E. coli infection after eating at the restaurant. CHICAGO, IL (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 Los Burritos Mexicanos was sued yesterday by a man who alleges he fell ill with an E. coli infection and was hospitalized after eating food prepared at the restaurant in June. The lawsuit is the second filed...

Better Kitchen Practices Will Help Reduce The Risk Of Food Borne Illnesses
2013-07-17 11:43:44

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Hoping to find a way to reduce the impact of food-borne diseases, researchers from the University of Hertfordshire have prepared a study analyzing what types of things people do in their kitchens and why. The authors are hoping that the report, which was commissioned by the UK's Food Standards Agency (FSA), will provide detailed insight into the methods used to prepare food in the home, and how those practices could contribute to...

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...


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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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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