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New Vibrio parahaemolyticus serotype found in raw oysters.

Proceed To Article CDC And FDA Statement On Vibrio Parahaemolyticus
The 27 September 2000 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association included an article entitled, "Emergence of a new Vibrio parahaemolyticus serotype in raw oysters. A prevention quandary." This article reported on a 1998 outbreak of acute gastroenteritis in the United States caused by contaminated oysters. The article did not provide information about subsequent actions taken by the FDA to help prevent future outbreaks of V. parahaemolyticus associated with consumption of raw oysters.


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Today public health officials announced that flu vaccine supplies should be approximately what was distributed last year; however, they also noted a substantial amount of vaccine will reach providers later than usual. In June, influenza vaccine manufacturers told federal public health officials to expect delays in flu vaccine shipments this flu season and possible shortages. More...

Proceed To Article General Information - Vibrio Parahaemolyticus
Vibrio parahaemolyticus is a bacterium n the same family as those that cause cholera. It lives in brackish saltwater and causes gastrointestinal illness in humans. V. parahaemolyticus naturally inhabits coastal waters in the United States and Canada and is present in higher concentrations during summer; it is a halophilic, or salt-requiring organism. More...

Proceed To Article Early Drinking Onset Increases Lifetime Injury Risk
Ralph Hingson, Sc.D., and other researchers at the Boston University School of Public Health reported in the September 27 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association that the younger people are when they begin drinking the more likely they are to be injured later in life when under the influence of alcohol. Those who start drinking before age 14 are 12 times more likely to be injured than those who begin drinking at or after age 21. More...

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UK Study: 3 Year Interval For Breast Cancer Screening As Good As Annual Screening
A massive UK study of 76,000 women has concluded that screening every year as opposed to once every three years would not save any additional lives. More...

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