Canadian officials report that an outbreak of Salmonella infections in people has been traced to raw pet food and possibly contact with cattle.

The Public Health Agency of Canada just released information about the outbreak, which began in July 2020. Since then, 40 people have been confirmed to be infected

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Researchers have looked into possible reasons for Scotland recording more E. coli O157 infections than England and Wales.

Based on yearly reports from public health agencies, the rate of clinical E. coli O157 infection is higher in Scotland.

Results from national cattle surveys in Scotland, England, and Wales in 2014 and 2015

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Poultry meat remains a major source of Campylobacter infection in New Zealand, according to a study.

Researchers looked at transmission pathways and source attribution for campylobacteriosis in New Zealand. Most patients were infected with strains attributed to a poultry source, and poultry meat consumption was common, while 14 percent were
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Intensive farming techniques could increase the likelihood of pathogens becoming a public health risk, according to researchers.

An international team led by the Universities of Bath and Sheffield in England, investigated the evolution of Campylobacter jejuni, a bacterium carried by cattle.

Scientists studied the genetic evolution of the pathogen and
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New knowledge about transmission and persistence of E. coli O157:H7 between and within farms has been revealed by a researcher at a Swedish university.

Lena-Mari Tamminen’s doctoral dissertation at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) identified possible target areas for on farm measures to reduce prevalence of the deadly
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