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Foodborne Illness

Danger Zone II

Danger Zone II

This week’s post is a white-knuckle, blockbuster thrill ride full of helpful tips to keep your 4th of July party snacks out of the Danger Zone and help you and your friends and family have a safe and enjoyable summer! You may have bought a ticket for the whole seat, but you’ll only need the edge of it!!!!

XDR Typhoid in Pakistan Poses “Public Health Concern”

XDR Typhoid in Pakistan Poses “Public Health Concern”

We provide an update to an outbreak of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) typhoid fever in Pakistan. Cases have more than doubled since July 2018, prompting the WHO to issue new recommendations to contain the outbreak and prevent further antimicrobial resistance.

Cookie Doughn't

Cookie Doughn't

According to the US CDC and FDA, eating raw cookie dough could land you on the Naughty List this Holiday Season. Uncooked flour and eggs could harbor E. coli and Salmonella, respectively, which could put a damper on your holiday festivities.

Salmonella: This Thanksgiving's Unwelcome Guest

Salmonella: This Thanksgiving's Unwelcome Guest

This week’s #OutbreakThursday post takes a closer look at a US-based salmonella outbreak linked to turkey. It explores the outbreak’s ongoing investigation and the overall burden of foodborne disease.

Danger Zone

Danger Zone

Summer picnics and cookouts are common sources of foodborne illness. Be sure to follow USDA guidance this 4th of July and all summer long to keep your food (and gastrointestinal system) out of the Danger Zone.

#OutbreakTurkeyDay

#OutbreakTurkeyDay

We take a quick look at some of the cornucopia of health risks typically associated with Thanksgiving in America, ranging from foodborne illnesses, influenza, and accidents and injuries.  Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!