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E. COLI EHEC - USA (05): O157, ROMAINE LETTUCE

E. COLI EHEC - USA (05): O157, ROMAINE LETTUCE

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Date: Wed 18 Apr 2018
Source: CDC [edited] <https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2018/o157h7-04-18/index.html>

Case Count Update: Since the last update on 13 Apr 2018, 18 more people were added to this outbreak.

As of 18 Apr 2018, 53 people infected with the outbreak strain of _E. coli_ O157:H7 have been reported from 16 states. Illnesses started on dates ranging from 13 Mar 2018 to 6 Apr 2018. Ill people range in age from 10 to 85 years, with a median age of 34. 70 percent of ill people are female. 31...

Published 09-27-2017 in Focus on , last update 04-19-2018 More...

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Laboratory method for the identification of the STEC serogroups mainly associated with human infections by Real-Time PCR amplification of O-associated genes

This is to bring to your attention that a new laboratory method has been published

"Identification of the STEC serogroups mainly associated with human infections by Real-Time PCR amplification of O-associated genes (EU-RL VTEC_Method_11_Rev 0)"

and is now available online, together with all the other methods, in the Laboratory Methods section of the EURL-VTEC website.

Published 12-31-2017 in Focus on , last update 04-09-2018 More...

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VTEC 2018

 10th International Symposium VTEC 2018
www.vtec2018.org

May 6-9, 2018
Congress Centre - Florence, Italy


EARLY BIRD DEADLINE POSTPONED TO MARCH 5th!!!
Take advantage of the reduced rate and register before March 5th, 2018!
No further extensions will be considered!

REGISTER AT A REDUCED RATE UNTIL MARCH 5th, 2018! ...

Published 12-30-2017 in Focus on , last update 03-01-2018 More...

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VTEC 2018: EARLY REGISTRATION and Satellite Symposium "How can science and evidence help the authorities and food industry tackle the challange of STEC?" (May 6)

 10th International Symposium VTEC 2018
www.vtec2018.org

May 6-9, 2018
Congress Centre - Florence, Italy


Last days to take advantage of the EARLY REGISTREATION FEES
Register to the Congress until FEBRUARY 28, 2018


Please also notice the:

VTEC 2018 Satellite Symposium
How can science and evidence help the authorities and food industry tackle the challange of STEC?

May 6, 2018 Congress centre, Florence, Italy
Symposium Organisers: Eelco Franz (RIVM, the Netherlands) and Norval Strachan (University of Aberdeen, Scotland)
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Published 12-30-2017 in Focus on , last update 02-21-2018 More...

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EFSA's third scientific conference. Save the date!

EFSA's third scientific conference

Parma, 18 September 2018


Dear Colleagues,

Please be informed that EFSA has just published a news in brief announcing EFSA’s third scientific conference, which will be held in Parma, Italy, from 18 to 21 September 2018. The conference will focus on the future of scientific risk assessment in food safety, with an emphasis on the social and political context within which it takes place.

We count on your support to block your diaries and spread the word within your relevant national networks / organisations.

More information are available at http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/events/event/180918

Thank you for your...

Published 09-28-2017 in Focus on , last update 09-28-2017 More...

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