Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston are working to develop targeted treatments and vaccines against noroviruses.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year in the United States norovirus is responsible for more than 20 million cases of acute
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America’s food safety attorney Bill Marler, who by way of proper disclosure is also the publisher of Food Safety News, wants food handlers vaccinated for Hepatitis A.

Fact is Marler has been on something of a campaign or crusade or jihad with health departments and restaurant owners to
Continue Reading There isn’t more Hepatitis A risk for restaurant workers; but they can spread it faster than others

Food and water safety precautions play a prominent role in the “CDC Yellow Book 2020.” The Yellow Book, published every other year for half a century is the world travelers’ handbook for staying healthy.

Chapter 2 provides blunt warnings for international travelers about the risk of contaminated food and water.


Continue Reading International travelers get food safety and other advice in CDC Yellow Book 2020

cubancigarW_406x250Fidel Castro’s death came by coincidence just ahead of several more American airlines this week beginning regular airline service to Cuba.

On the runway for take-off to Cuba this week are United and Delta Airlines. Jetblue Airways, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and Silver Airways began flying to Cuba earlier this
Continue Reading Travelers to Cuba might first listen up about the food safety risks

Oregon’s Clackamah County Public Health Department is advising area residents who may have been exposed to Hepatitis A at a local movie theater  to check their immunization status. If they have not been vaccinated against Hepatitis A, people can obtain medication that can decrease their chances of becoming ill. The 
Continue Reading Food service worker at movie theater exposed patrons to Hep A

While there are no additional confirmed cases of Hepatitis A associated with the investigation of two Hardee’s restaurants in South Carolina, the state Department of Health and Environmental Control says it has now provided 4,809 vaccinations at its Hep A vaccine clinics in Spartanburg and Greenville. Hardee's restaurant Duncan SCVaccinations are being offered
Continue Reading Vaccines Given After SC Hardee’s Hep A Exposure Near 5,000 Mark