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ND earns low ranking in ability to protect against infectious threats

December 17, 2013 in Uncategorized

North Dakota has some work to do in the area of infectious disease control and prevention, according to a national report made public Tuesday.

Findings released as the product of a joint venture between Trust for America’s Health and the Robert …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Colorado cantaloupe farmers arrested in fatal listeria outbreak

September 26, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

DENVER The owners of a Colorado cantaloupe farm were arrested Thursday on charges stemming from a 2011 listeria epidemic that killed 33 people in one of the nation’s deadliest outbreaks of foodborne illness. Continue Reading

State traces 26 TB cases to Grand Forks

May 16, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS Twenty-six active tuberculosis cases have now been linked to a Grand Forks outbreak that came to light in October, state health officials reported Thursday. Continue Reading

How did steroids get contaminated? Meningitis outbreak kills at least 15, sickens hundreds

October 16, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

NEW YORK Was it some moldy ceiling tiles? The dusty shoes of a careless employee? Or did the contamination ride in on one of the ingredients? Continue Reading

Newcastle disease suspected in bird die-offs at sites near Litchfield and Fairbault

August 7, 2012 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Wildlife officials say a virus has killed hundreds of birds on Pigeon Lake in west-central Minnesota and Minnesota Lake in southern Minnesota. Continue Reading

Cause of game illness identified

February 6, 2012 in The Daily Republic

State health lab identifies clostridium perfringens bacteria as culprit.
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WHO: Deadly E. coli outbreak caused by new strain

June 2, 2011 in West Central Tribune

LONDON The World Health Organization said today that the E. coli bacteria responsible for a deadly outbreak that has left 18 dead and sickened hundreds in Europe is a new strain that has never been seen before. Continue Reading

FDA: Iowa egg farm can resume shell egg sales

December 1, 2010 in West Central Tribune

WASHINGTON The Food and Drug Administration says it will allow an Iowa egg farm linked to a widespread salmonella outbreak to resume selling its shell eggs to consumers. Continue Reading

Lawyers say winning egg-related lawsuits difficult

November 8, 2010 in West Central Tribune

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – At least 10 lawsuits have been filed in connection to a salmonella outbreak traced to two Iowa egg farms, but attorneys say they know of hundreds more potential cases.
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AP Exclusive: Back in business after peanut deaths

September 8, 2010 in West Central Tribune

WASHINGTON – The Associated Press has learned that the peanut industry executive whose filthy processing plants were blamed in a salmonella outbreak two years ago that killed nine people and sickened hundreds more is back in the business. Continue Reading