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UK’s Food Standards Agency Monitoring Tweets to Detect Outbreaks Sooner

The U.K.’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) has reportedly been systematically checking for Twitter hashtags such as #sick and #barf in order to identify potential foodborne illness outbreaks. According to the agency’s chief scientific adviser, FSA is working with the National Health Service to monitor certain tweets via special software as a way of getting on to problems… Continue Reading

Changes Made In UK’s Management of Norovirus

What the Brits so aptly call “the winter vomiting disease” is coming in for some new management just as the norovirus season ramps up. The medical establishment in the United Kingdom has agreed to new guidelines for the management of norovirus, which increases from October to April and peaks during winter months. In the U.S.,… Continue Reading