China says plague outbreak risk minimal after two new cases in Beijing

Chinese health officials say the risk of an outbreak of pneumonic plague is minimal after two new cases were confirmed this week in Beijing, the official China Daily said on Thursday.
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Recent clusters of an uncommon strain of Salmonella traced to raw turkey products suggest that this strain may be widespread in the turkey industry.Morbidity &Mortality Weekly Report
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There were 9,769,400 cases globally in 2018, with the majority being babies and children under the age of five. A boy in Samoa - currently battling an outbreak - is pictured getting a jab.
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Authors: Imwattana K, Knight DR, Kullin B, Collins DA, Putsathit P, Kiratisin P, Riley TV Abstract Introduction: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) played an important role in the initial outbreaks of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in the 1970s. C. difficile ribotype (RT) 017 has emerged as the major strain of C. difficile in Asia, where antimicrobial use is poorly regulated. This strain has also caused CDI outbreaks around the world for almost 30 years. Many of these outbreaks were associated with clindamycin and fluoroquinolone resistance. AMR and selective pressure is likely to be responsible for the success ...
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Publication date: Available online 4 December 2019Source: Food Research InternationalAuthor(s): ZAHRA H. MOHAMMAD, ELSA A. MURANO, ROSANA G. MOREIRA, ALEJANDRO CASTILLOAbstractSince two outbreaks of salmonellosis were linked to the consumption of almonds in 2001 and 2004, the study of pathogen inactivation kinetics in almonds has been encouraged, often by conducting inoculated challenge studies. The inoculation method could affect the results of such challenge studies, because of the possible increase of moisture on the almonds resulting from a wet inoculation procedure, which may result in a potential overestimation of th...
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Violence against health workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo is complicating the response to a massive measles outbreak and accelerating the spread of the disease, which has claimed twice as many lives than an ongoing Ebola epidemic.
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MEASLES has broken out with deadly force in several countries in the last few years, as the once eradicated disease makes a comeback around the world. Which countries have had their measles elimination status revoked?
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THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2019 -- Federal health officials are currently investigating a multistate outbreak of Escherichia coli infection linked to romaine lettuce thought to be grown in Salinas, California. Case numbers have risen from 67 reported a week...
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Red flags have been erected across Samoa to mark unvaccinated households as the government shuts down Thursday to deploy all resources to reining in a deadly measles outbreak.
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The CDC is reporting cases of an E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce in 23 states. They were grown in or near Salinas, California. The number of people sick has increased from 67 to 102 in one week. Anna Werner reports.
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