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A cluster of E. coli O157 cases from two different sources

E. COLI EHEC - USA (21): (TENNESSEE) O157, 2 CLUSTERS, 2 SOURCES

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Date: Fri 6 Jul 2018 2:00 p.m. ET
Source: Knox News [edited] <https://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/health/2018/07/06/knoxville-e-coli-outbreak-tennessee/763625002/>


A cluster of 15 _E. coli_ infection cases in June 2018, all among children, came from 2 different sources, Knox County Health Department investigators have concluded: a somewhat unusual outcome.

The health department announced Fri 6 Jul 2018 that 2 different strains of _E. coli_ O157 sickened the children, 9...

Published 09-27-2017 in Focus on , last update 07-10-2018 More...

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EFSA reports on the use of NGS to tackle food safety issues

EFSA published two reports on the use of NGS to tackle food safety issues. The documents concern the publication of a report on a survey on NGS capacity in the EU and the final report of the EFSA funded project ENGAGE.

The reports can be found at the following link:

Whole genome sequencing in food safety: the state of play

Published 07-12-2017 in Focus on , last update 07-10-2018 More...

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First Scientific Symposium on "Health and climate changes"

 We would like to bring to your attention the

First Scientific Symposium on “Health and climate changes”
organized in Rome at the ISS on December 3-5, 2018.

The aim of the Symposium is to promote an intersectoral and multidisciplinary approach to estimate, and to prevent, climate change‐related events as well as to prepare the authorities to put in place measures to reduce adverse health effects.

You can find more information on the program at the following link: https://healthclimate2018.iss.it/

Published 07-10-2016 in Focus on , last update 07-10-2018 More...

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E. COLI EHEC - IRELAND (02): INCREASED NUMBERS

E. COLI EHEC - IRELAND (02): INCREASED NUMBERS

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Date: Tue 3 Jul 2018
Source: Irish Mirror [edited] <https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/e-coli-infection-symptoms-ireland-12847013>


The HSE has urged the public to take care with food after _E. coli_ infection cases skyrocketed in the last few days. The health service said that 96 cases had been reported in the last 10 days -- 3 times higher than this time in 2017 -- and that the recent hot weather provides the perfect conditions for the numbers to grow. The HSE Health Protection Surveillance...

Published 09-27-2017 in Focus on , last update 07-05-2018 More...

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Third Update!!! E. COLI EHEC - USA (20): O157, ROMAINE LETTUCE, WATER SOURCE

E. COLI EHEC - USA (20): O157, ROMAINE LETTUCE, WATER SOURCE

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Date: Thu 28 Jun 2018
Source: CDC, _E. coli_ Homepage, 2018 Outbreaks [edited] <https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2018/o157h7-04-18/index.html>


Multistate outbreak of _E. coli_ O157:H7 infections linked to romaine lettuce (final update)
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CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the FDA investigated a multistate outbreak of _E. coli_ O157:H7 infections.

Public...

Published 09-27-2017 in Focus on , last update 07-03-2018 More...

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