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Irish health officials have issued a warning after recording a rise in cryptosporidium infections in people returning from abroad.

The Health Service Executive (HSE) in Ireland said increased levels of cryptosporidiosis have been reported from areas of Spain, including Salou in Catalonia, in the past month. A parasite causes the

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The number of people sick in a botulism outbreak due to contaminated sardines has grown to 15.

Patients include Americans, Canadians, and people from England, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland and Spain.

At least ten have been hospitalized, and eight have been admitted to intensive care units. One person has died.

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Irish authorities have issued a warning about cannabis edibles after a number of hospitalizations this past month.

The Health Service Executive (HSE) National Social Inclusion Office said there has been an emergence of synthetic cannabinoids in jellies, known as gummies in the United States, and sweets sold as cannabis and

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Four lessons have been identified involving regulation during COVID-19 by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI).

They include the role of early warning and emerging risk systems to help authorities respond quickly to new threats and how by accepting an impact on official controls, agencies can maintain high priority
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