Officials in Hong Kong are investigating an outbreak of invasive Group B Streptococcus cases linked to handling freshwater fish.

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health asked the public to not consume raw freshwater fish or aquatic products, and to handle such items with caution to
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Officials have published a document highlighting ways to avoid the risks from foodborne parasites transmitted by pork, freshwater fish and crustaceans.

Foodborne parasitic diseases are often neglected in food safety control systems even though they can cause severe human health problems, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the
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Authorities in Singapore are investigating an increase in Group B Streptococcus (GBS) cases.

GBS infections had previously been associated with eating raw freshwater fish and the Ministry of Health (MOH) and Singapore Food Agency (SFA) advised those who consume ready-to-eat (RTE) raw fish to exercise caution.

In July 2020, the
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