Measures aimed at controlling the spread of COVID-19 appear to have reduced food poisoning in England, according to a study.

Non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) include travel restrictions, social distancing, lockdowns, and isolation policies.

Researchers looked at cases of seven reportable communicable diseases including food poisoning from January 2017 to January 2021.

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Researchers have provided more details about an outbreak traced to contaminated food aid in Uganda in 2019 that killed five people.

It was the largest documented outbreak caused by food contamination with tropane alkaloids, according to the study published in the journal BMC Public Health.

Jimsonweed, also known as
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