Swedish officials have traced the source of a Salmonella outbreak to a brand of chocolate wafers from Poland.

Between late December 2020 and early April 2021, 32 people living in 15 counties fell ill after infection with the same type of Salmonella Enteritidis. Nineteen patients were children under the age
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Social distancing to combat COVID-19 has led to a decrease in foodborne infections in Spain, according to researchers.

Data from the Epidemiological Surveillance Network in Madrid covering January 2020 to late June 2020, which overlaps with the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, shows that compared with the first half of
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Today, the Oregon Legislative Assembly will again consider whether more sunshine might be the cure for some murky COVID-19 reporting.

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA)  and local public health administrators would be required under Senate Bill 719 to disclose aggregate data from reportable disease investigations to the public.

Outbreaks of
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