FDA Investigates Multistate Outbreak of Cyclospora Infections

The FDA, along with the CDC, state, and local partners, are investigating a multistate outbreak of Cyclospora infections potentially linked to Aldi, Hy-Vee, Walmart, and Jewel-Osco grocery store brand salads containing iceberg lettuce, red cabbage, and carrots. Aldi’s Little Salad Bar Brand Garden Salads, Hy-Vee’s Garden Salad, Jewel-Osco’s Signature Farms Garden Salad, and Walmart’s Marketside Classic Iceberg Salad have been recalled. All of the recalled salads were sold in mid-western states. Fresh Express is the manufacturer of each of these recalled salads. In a statement, the FDA said that it…

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Coronavirus: South Korea declares highest alert as infections surge

Image copyright AFP Image caption The South Korean city of Daegu has seen the biggest increase in infections South Korea has raised its coronavirus alert to the “highest level” as confirmed case numbers keep rising. President Moon Jae-in said the country faced “a grave turning point”, and the next few days would be crucial in the battle to contain the outbreak. Five people have died from the virus in South Korea and more than 600 have been infected. Meanwhile, Italy and Iran have announced steps to try to contain worrying…

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Coronavirus: South Korea ’emergency’ measures as infections increase

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPeople in Daegu have voiced concern over the spread of the virus South Korea has stepped up measures to contain the spread of the deadly new coronavirus, as confirmed infections increased sharply for a second day. PM Chung Sye-kyun said it was now an emergency as 100 new cases and the country’s second death were confirmed. The virus has also spread in Iran, which reported two further deaths among 13 new cases, bringing the total number of deaths there to four. Lebanon…

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Coronavirus claims 97 lives in one day – but number of infections stabilises

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Despite the death toll, an increasing number of patients are recovering The number of people killed by the new coronavirus rose by 97 on Sunday, the highest number of casualties in a day. The total number of deaths in China is now 908 – but the number of newly-infected people per day has stabilised. Across China, 40,171 people are infected while 187,518 are under medical observation. The World Health Organization (WHO) has sent a team of experts to Beijing to help investigate the new virus.…

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China coronavirus: Fears infections will rise as hundreds of millions travel

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFears over coronavirus in China trigger face mask shortage China is battling to contain a deadly coronavirus in its Hubei province, as hundreds of millions of Chinese prepare to travel over the Lunar New Year. Beijing and Hong Kong have cancelled some major festivities to prevent large crowds gathering together. Wuhan and other cities in Hubei have seen far more draconian measures, with curbs on public transport. All but one of the 18 deaths have been in Hubei, but there are more…

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