Researchers have used data on the weather and Campylobacter on farms in Norway to see if it could help with outbreak surveillance.

Models showed statistically significant relationships, matching the hypothesis that weather patterns and the presence of Campylobacter on broiler farms are associated with modest rises in the illness consultation

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Scientists have looked at Campylobacter in France over the past two decades.

Campylobacter surveillance involves Santé publique France, the National Reference Center for Campylobacter and Helicobacter, the General Directorate for Food (DGAL), the General Directorate for Concurrence, Consumption and Fraud Control (DGCCRF), the National Reference Laboratory for Campylobacter and medical

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USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) claims to have the most robust avian influenza surveillance program in the world. The past 30 days have put that surveillance system to the test as highly pathogenic Avian Influenza has been found in scattered locations around the United States in backyard
Continue Reading APHIS ups its game of surveillance for bird flu; sporadic human infections possible

The Denver-based National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) has researched and carefully crafted a series of new policy statements in response to concerns from environmental health professionals and industry.

The full policy statements are available at . NEHA  represents more than 6,600 governmental, private, academic, and uniformed services sector environmental
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Researchers have evaluated Belgium’s surveillance system for Salmonella infections and the potential role of whole genome sequencing.

Surveillance of salmonellosis in Belgium depends on voluntary referral of human Salmonella isolates to the National Reference Center (NRC). Isolates are accompanied by a form with epidemiological information that includes the age, gender,
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