The testing programme has detected and verified LA-MRSA infections in 15 pig herds to date

Norway food safety test uncovers new pig superbug outbreaks

By Gerard O’Dwyer, in Helsinki

A countrywide testing programme by Mattilsynet, Norway’s food safety authority, has uncovered six new pig herds infected by the drug-resistant LA-MRSA (livestock-associated methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) bacteria in what constitutes a new...

People can get infected when they eat raw shellfish

Vibrio sickens 16 and kills 3 in Florida

By Joseph James Whitworth

Vibrio vulnificus has sickened 16 people with three deaths reported in the latest update from the Florida Department of Health.

Past outbreaks have been traced to fresh produce

Cyclospora outbreak source still unknown

By Joseph James Whitworth

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has reported 110 cases of Cyclospora infection but admitted it is still unsure of the source.

Anthrax outbreak has infected cattle and people in Moldova

Moldova faces anthrax threat

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

An outbreak of anthrax has been registered in Moldova, according to Vasile Sokhotskii, head of Moldova’s Department of Especially Dangerous Infections under the National Centre of Public Health.

Study reveals most dangerous zoonoses

Study reveals most dangerous zoonoses

By Nicholas Robinson

Through mapping human-animal diseases (zoonoses), such as tuberculosis, a new study has revealed that just 13 zoonoses are responsible for 2.2m human deaths a year.

Spring likely to see Schmallenberg spread further

Spring likely to see Schmallenberg spread further

By Melodie Michel

The Schmallenberg virus (SBV), recently observed in ruminants, is likely to spread to other European countries when temperatures get warmer, according to the European Food safety Authority (EFSA).


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