The role of infected food handlers in two norovirus outbreaks in Spain has been highlighted recently by researchers.

Two gastroenteritis outbreaks occurred a week apart in the same facility in Lleida, Spain, in 2018. The most frequent symptoms were abdominal pain, vomiting, and nausea.

The first outbreak was associated with salad

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Researchers from the Florida State University College of Medicine have unveiled findings from an ongoing study revealing a potential link between aspartame consumption and learning and memory deficits in mice. 

Aspartame is an artificial sweetener widely used in various food and beverage products since the 1980s. It is commonly found

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Eating meat fondues and raclette grill meals contributes to the annual seasonal peak of Campylobacter cases in Germany, according to a study.

During such meals, raw meat is typically handled directly at the table and touched with bare hands and often includes chicken meat, which can be contaminated with Campylobacter.
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Scientists have revealed how genes influence chickens’ resistance to Campylobacter.

Their study, published in the Scientific Reports journal, also identified that when designing control strategies for the bacteria non-genetic factors should be taken into account.

Researchers from the Royal Veterinary College, Roslin Institute, and poultry breeding company Aviagen investigated
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Nordic countries may experience a doubling of Campylobacter cases by the late 2080s, according to researchers.

Scientists used national surveillance data to analyze the relationship between climate and campylobacteriosis in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden and estimate impact of climate changes on future disease patterns.

They found nearly 6,000 excess 
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