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Bad flu season could be reaching its peak

U.S. health officials say this year's flu outbreak is now widespread in every state except Hawaii. CBS News' Danielle Nottingham has the latest.
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GIDEON what’s new summary: January 19 to January 21, 2018 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (1 updates) 1 DiseaseMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (180 updates) 47 Diseases132 Country notes1 New Disease Synonym AddedMap Infectious Diseases – Drugs (1 updates) 1 Drug The post Update: January 21, 2018 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network.
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Hepatitis E virus (HEV) often causes acute hepatitis, and 4 main genotypes have been isolated from humans [1]. In developing countries, two human-specific HEV genotypes (1 and 2) have been identified and are transmitted generally through contaminated water by the fecal-oral route. It has recently become apparent that autochthonous HEV is also widely distributed in industrialized countries. In these countries, HEV genotypes 3 and 4, which are classified as zoonotic agents, are transmitted to humans through the digestion of contaminated food, particularly undercooked or raw pork.
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The objectives of this study were to (1) determine the radiation D10-value of Salmonella Poona on sliced cucumber; (2) quantify the effect of electron-beam irradiation on the product quality attributes (texture and color) throughout storage at refrigeration temperature (4 ± 1  °C); and (3) optimize irradiation treatment to ensure proper decontamination (5D) while maintaining produce quality. The D10-value of the Salmonella Poona strain used in this study was 0.38 ± 0.03 kGy. Although the irradiated samples were softer (P < .05) than the non-irradiated controls, all irradiated samples were a...
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The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is working in coordination with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP); local health departments; and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to investigate an outbreak ofsalmonellosis (illness caused by Salmonella bacteria). To date, five people with Salmonella Montevideo infection caused by the same genetic strain ( “outbreak strain”) have been...(see release)
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San Francisco's hospitals are nearly at full capacity as this year's flu outbreak continues to drive increasing inpatient admissions and emergency room visits. State officials today reported 32 people under the age 65 died last week from the flu. A total of 72 people under 65 have died from the flu since October, up from 14 deaths during the same time period last year. To track how prevalent flu is where you are and nationwide, click on the Centers for D isease Control and Prevention's "flu tracker"…
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Authors: Bjekić M, Šipetić-Grujičić S, Begović-Vuksanović B, Rafailović N, Vlajinac H PMID: 29346849 [PubMed - in process]
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Officials report there have been 60,000 confirmed cases of influenza since December as the CDC prepares to release new figures on the impact of the flu outbreak.
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GIDEON what’s new summary: January 18 to January 19, 2018 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (3 updates) 3 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (137 updates) 42 Diseases95 Country notesMap The post Update: January 19, 2018 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network.
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This flu season is serious, People! With this year's outbreak being twice as deadly as last year's, the CDC's homepage is  currently dedicated purely to the flu.In our community, there's always fear that a nasty flu virus can trigger type 1 diabete...
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