Environmental drivers of paralytic shellfish toxin producing Alexandrium catenella blooms in a fjord system of northern Southeast Alaska - Tobin ED, Wallace CL, Crumpton C, Johnson G, Eckert GL.

Paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) is a persistent problem that threatens human health and the availability of shellfish resources in Alaska. Regular outbreaks of marine dinoflagellates in the genus Alexandrium produce paralytic shellfish toxins (PSTs) th...
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NOROVIRUS has been causing outbreaks across the UK resulting in school and hospital ward closures. The illness causes similar symptoms to those of food poisoning, so how do you know which one you have?
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The agency said the outbreak had affected 19 states and resulted in 39 people being hospitalized.
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M, Dutra F Abstract The genus Senecio is distributed worldwide, being responsible of poisoning in livestock and humans. Many species of Senecio have high invasion and expansion capacity, highly competitive with agricultural and native plant species, causing ecological damage. Particularly in Uruguay, poisoning by Senecio have grown exponentially to reach epidemic proportions. Herein we describe Seneciosis as a re-emerging and expanding epidemic disease affecting cattle, by describing clinico-pathological, epidemiological and genetic variation of species involved, as well as an experimental intoxication with Senec...
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Health officials are issuing a new warning against eating romaine lettuce grown in the Salinas area, along with any other romaine whose origins are not explicitly spelled out on labels. The Associated Press reports that the warning was prompted by an outbreak of food poisoning that has sickened 40 people across a dozen states. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says investigators have traced the origins of the E. coli outbreak to farms in Salinas, and are still looking for the exact source of…
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(NEW YORK) — U.S. health officials on Friday told people to avoid romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, California, because of another food poisoning outbreak. The notice comes almost exactly one year after a similar outbreak led to a blanket warning about romaine. Officials urged Americans not to eat the leafy green if the label doesn’t say where it was grown. They also urged supermarkets and restaurants not to serve or sell the lettuce, unless they’re sure it was grown elsewhere. The warning applies to all types of romaine from the Salinas region, including whole heads, hearts and pre-cut salad mixes. &ldq...
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Cannabidiol (CBD) oil and other products containing CBD are being touted as a natural, organic remedy for a wide range of women’s health concerns. Sellers of these products make many claims: CBD has calming effects on sleep, mood, and anxiety; eases hot flashes and improves bone density by balancing hormonal changes of menopause; and has anti-inflammatory properties that clear skin, cure acne, and calm rosacea. It’s promoted for PMS symptoms like bloating and mood swings. And CBD-infused lubricants claim to boost arousal and enjoyment of sex. So, how much of this is true? First, what is CBD? CBD is a major ingr...
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Abstract In Japan, from 2000 to 2018, for Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Salmonella food poisonings, the annual number of the outbreaks and that of the patients decreased exponentially though the size of the individual outbreaks (the number of patients per outbreak) tended to become larger. For food poisonings caused by Campylobacter, the annual number of the outbreaks increased exponentially while the outbreak size became smaller and the annual number of the patients remained almost unchanged. For food poisoning caused by norovirus, both the number of the outbreaks and that of the patients remained high throughout. ...
Source: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Jpn J Infect Dis Source Type: research
INTRODUCTION: A methanol outbreak occurred in the district of Hulu Langat on 16 September 2018. The Hulu Langat District Health Office received 25 notifications of a suspected methanol poisoning from Kajang and Ampang Hospital. An outbreak investigation wa...
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Yesterday, I revealed that the Tennessee Department of Healthreported its first death from vaping-associated respiratory illness as follows: "The Tennessee Department of Health has reported one death in a patient with serious respiratory disease associated with use of electronic cigarettes or other vaping devices. This is the first such death reported in Tennessee. "As it turns out, it appears that this death was not caused by electronic cigarettes, but byTHC vape carts.I suggested that the health department's reporting of the death as being associated with the use of " electronic cigarettes or other vaping ...
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Sadly, Tennessee recently experienced itsfirst death from vaping-associated respiratory illness.Here's how the Tennessee Department of Healthreported it:" The Tennessee Department of Health has reported one death in a patient with serious respiratory disease associated with use of electronic cigarettes or other vaping devices. This is the first such death reported in Tennessee. "So which one was it? Was it the use of " electronic cigarettes " or was it the use of " other vaping devices. " If the Tennessee Department of Health truly wants to prevent further cases of this illness, it is incumben...
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