McDonald’s has been hit with a fine of more than half a million dollars after a mouse infestation was found at one of its branches in England.

The fast food chain was fined £475,000 ($596,500) after a rodent infestation was discovered by Waltham Forest Council’s environmental health officers at a

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About two dozen people have come down sick after eating at a Subway restaurant in Idaho. Public health officials say the pathogen is norovirus.

The Southwest District Health department reports “nearly 25” people have reported gastrointestinal illnesses since Friday, March 19. The outbreak investigation is ongoing.

Canyon County restaurant inspection
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Researchers have used an outbreak a decade ago to look at how decisions on excluding sick and healthy people from investigations could change the conclusions reached.

Criteria to include or exclude cases can help increase the efficiency of epidemiological analyses and traceback, but they can also affect the investigator’s ability
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Federal officials today confirmed another E. coli outbreak that they had previously not revealed to the public. Specific details were not available from the CDC or the FDA, but at least four states have been reported with confirmed patients.

The most likely source of the E. coli O157:H7, reported by
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Public Health in King County (Seattle), WA, suspects norovirus caused gastroenteritis at two local restaurants, which are some distance apart and separately owned.

Eight customers of a Normandy Park Subway restaurant are suffering from vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea. On Oct. 25, Public Health learned of eight people from two separate
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