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Deaths of in the Solomon Islands Associated With Rotavirus Epidemic

Update:  The government of the Solomon Island provided Food Safety News with more information on the health emergency they are facing.   Here is that statement: “The Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) would like to clarify that while six deaths have been reported during the diarrhea outbreak, the cause of death of each individual… Continue Reading

With Success of Rotavirus Vaccine, Norovirus Now a Greater Threat to Kids

Until recently, rotavirus was the leading cause of gastrointestinal illness in young children in the United States. Before a vaccine was developed for the virus in 2006, “almost all children in the United States were infected with rotavirus before their 5th birthday,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Now, a new… Continue Reading

Might Food Become a Vehicle for Tropical Disease?

PROVIDENCE–It’s highly unlikely, but if high in an African mango tree a bat dropped its guano on fruit and it was harvested and went unwashed on a 747 to America, you could end up with a deadly tropical foodborne illness characterized by bleeding through the eye socket. These are the possibilities that are considered at… Continue Reading