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Campylobacter prompts health alert for raw milk in Ohio

Ohio agricultural officials issued a health alert Friday for unpasteurized raw milk and raw milk products from Sweet Grass Dairy’s herd share, due to contamination with Campylobacter. Sweet Grass Dairy is located in Knox County at 6049 Bryant Rd.,...

Anthrax diagnosed on Indiana farm

It what is considered a very rare and unusual occurrence, a representative from the Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) confirmed via an email to Promed Mail that anthrax, caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis, has been diagnosed on a...

Botulism warning issued in New York over Phil Am Smoked Mackerel

New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Commissioner Richard A. Ball warned consumers not to eat “Phil Am” brand Smoked Mackerel (Hasa Hasa) because the product was found to be uneviscerated. The product is sold by Asian Supermarket...

Mumps cases rise in King County

In a follow-up to the report of mumps in Auburn, King County, Washington, the number of mumps cases in Auburn has risen to twenty-two (five confirmed, seventeen probable), according to Public Health – Seattle & King County Friday.  An additional four...

Legionnaires’ disease cluster investigated in New Mexico

Health officials in New Mexico report investigating a Legionnaires’ disease cluster in Chaves County in the southeastern part of the state. The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) has identified six patients from Chaves County with confirmed...

Yale reports two suspected cases of mumps

Two suspected cases of mumps have been reported at Yale University, one in an undergraduate living on campus and one in a graduate student living off campus, Yale Health Director, Paul Genecin, M.D. wrote yesterday. Over 90% of Yale undergraduates have...

Alaska: Invasive Group A Streptococcal Infections in Fairbanks and Anchorage

The Alaska Section of Epidemiology is working in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Arctic Investigations Program and the Municipality of Anchorage on characterizing and responding to an increased number of invasive...

Washington: Nine confirmed or probable mumps cases reported in Auburn area

Public Health – Seattle & King County has reported nine confirmed or probable mumps cases in King County, all in the Auburn area, with an additional five cases being investigated. Eight of the nine mumps cases are among children between 8-17 years...

University of Arkansas reports two mumps cases

While Arkansas has seen the most mumps cases of any state this year (1652), most being reported in the northwest corner of the state, only a handful of cases have been linked to Arkansas colleges and universities to date. Today, the Arkansas Department...

University of Missouri mumps outbreak tops 100

The mumps outbreak continues at the University of Missouri as the school’s Student Health Center puts the total confirmed and probable mumps cases at 128 through Nov. 30. The Health Center says the majority of cases continue to have links to students...
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