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California Residents Learn About Cyclosporiasis and Exposure Risks to the Parasite That Causes the Condition
California Residents Learn About Cyclosporiasis and Exposure Risks to the Parasite That Causes the Condition
4/11/2019 2:26:49 PM
Just last summer, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a  Health Advisory  after an increase in cases of cyclosporiasis was detected in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Hospital Patients Die After Contracting Fungal Infection Linked to Pigeon Droppings
Hospital Patients Die After Contracting Fungal Infection Linked to Pigeon Droppings
4/4/2019 10:29:44 AM
The Guardian  published a report earlier this year about the deaths of two hospital patients in Scotland. The two are believed to have become infected after inhaling a type of fungus known as  Cryptococcus.
APHIS Proposes Criteria for Recognizing Livestock Compartments
APHIS Proposes Criteria for Recognizing Livestock Compartments
4/4/2019 8:15:26 AM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health and Inspection Service (APHIS) is proposing criteria that will be used to evaluate and recognize livestock compartments in other countries.
Ebola Epidemic in DRC Reaches 1,000 Cases
Ebola Epidemic in DRC Reaches 1,000 Cases
3/26/2019 2:32:10 PM
As the Ebola epidemic in DRC reaches the tragic milestone of over 1,000 cases, the global organization Mercy Corps warns that without drastic action, there is no end in sight for this crisis.
TB-Speed Project Launches Tuberculosis Screening in Children With Severe Pneumonia
TB-Speed Project Launches Tuberculosis Screening in Children With Severe Pneumonia
3/26/2019 1:03:41 PM
In commemoration of the World TB Day, the TB-Speed team is pleased to announce that its Pneumonia study has been launched in six countries: Cambodia, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Mozambique, Uganda and Zambia.
Oxfam Distributing Emergency Aid to Cyclone Idai Survivors in Malawi and Mozambique
Oxfam Distributing Emergency Aid to Cyclone Idai Survivors in Malawi and Mozambique
3/26/2019 11:24:26 AM
In Mozambique, 470 family kits were distributed through Oxfam’s partner organization, AJOAGO, in displacement camps in Estaquinha and Guara Guara in the district of Buzi - an area currently accessible only by boats or helicopter, and still without functional communication systems.
Food Safety Alert Detailing Exposure Risks to Drug-Resistant Brucellosis Linked to Raw Milk Issued by the CDC
Food Safety Alert Detailing Exposure Risks to Drug-Resistant Brucellosis Linked to Raw Milk Issued by the CDC
3/25/2019 1:40:47 PM
In February, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a new Food Safety Alert. The alert was made after the CDC and state health officials began investigating potential exposures to  Brucella  strain RB51 in 19 states connected to consuming raw (unpasteurized) milk from a Pennsylvania farm.
Moisture, Mold and a Former Bat Infestation Has Employees Concerned at Sheriff’s Office Operations Center
Moisture, Mold and a Former Bat Infestation Has Employees Concerned at Sheriff’s Office Operations Center
3/25/2019 11:14:17 AM
The Daytona Beach News-Journal  recently published an article about ongoing health concerns for some employees working at the Sheriff’s Office Operations Center in Flagler County, Florida.
Anti-TB Drugs Can Increase Risk of TB Re-Infection
Anti-TB Drugs Can Increase Risk of TB Re-Infection
3/25/2019 10:14:23 AM
Current treatments for tuberculosis (TB) are very effective in controlling TB infection caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). They don’t, however, always prevent reinfection.
USDA Shifts Emergency Funds to Address Virulent Newcastle Disease in California
USDA Shifts Emergency Funds to Address Virulent Newcastle Disease in California
3/25/2019 9:58:13 AM
Secretary Perdue is making available an additional $45 million to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and its partners to address the ongoing virulent Newcastle disease (vND) outbreak in southern California.  This funding will allow APHIS and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) to strengthen their joint efforts to stop the spread of …

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