Norwegian public health officials are investigating an outbreak of hepatitis A that has affected 10 people.

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI) reported an investigation has been started with local health services and the Norwegian Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet) but the suspected source is unknown.

Infection has been detected
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Bacon and other cured pork meats have been identified as risk factors for hepatitis E virus (HEV) in England by researchers.

They found consuming bacon, cured pork meats, and pigs’ liver were significantly associated with HEV infection, confirming previous links to processed pork products.

Scientists investigated risk factors for HEV
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Sequence-based typing has helped to detect clusters and identify outbreaks of hepatitis A in Sweden, according to a study.

Researchers investigated hepatitis A virus (HAV) sequences of 447 cases reported in the country from 2009 to 2018. Findings were published in the journal Eurosurveillance.

In Sweden, hepatitis A is
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Outbreaks of norovirus in Sweden linked to shrimp from Estonia may have affected about 100 people.

Reports from local authorities have not been fully compiled yet but based on preliminary information officials believe more than 100 people have fallen sick.

It is mostly local outbreaks at workplaces where people have
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Seven in 10 Americans are concerned about the presence of chemical products in food, according to a survey.

The poll by Mérieux NutriSciences and bioMérieux found 70 percent of respondents were troubled about this topic that covers pesticides, antibiotics and additives. Two thirds were concerned about bacteria such as Salmonella
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