Salmonella outbreak tied to pig-ear dog treats appears over after sickening 154 people

A multi-state salmonella outbreak tied to pig-ear dog treats that sickened 154 people appears to be over, according to government health officials. Both the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have dropped Read More …

29 states hit by outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella linked to raw chicken

The CDC announced that 92 people in 29 states have been sickened in an outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella linked to raw chicken products. According to the agency, 21 people have been hospitalized and no deaths have been reported. Antibiotic resistance testing showed Read More …

JFK airport: 10 passengers on Emirates plane taken to hospital after falling ill

An Emirates plane has been quarantined at JFK airport in New York after approximately 100 passengers and crew members reported feeling ill. The plane, which arrived from Dubai at 9:12 am, was immediately taken to a location away from the terminal, according to the Port Authority of New York and Read More …

CDC highlights security programs against infectious disease

Over the past decade alone, epidemiologists have been kept busy responding to infectious disease outbreaks with enormous global health and economic impacts. Crises like the H1N1 influenza pandemic of 2009 and the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa have shown how widely Read More …