Public Health

A Food Safety News Report: Preventing foodborne illnesses can help keep super bugs at bay

Preventing foodborne illnesses can help keep super bugs at bay By Cookson Beecher on November 20, 2023 Encouraging news about progress in the ongoing battle against antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is highlighted in a landmark report recently released by the World Organisation for Animal Health. This comes at an especially good time with Antimicrobial Resistance Awareness Week running from Nov. 18-24. […]

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NBC News Report: Warmer winters mean ticks crawling and biting all year

Warmer winters mean ticks crawling and biting all year by Linda Carroll, November 18, 2023 While most bugs die in the winter, ticks are relatively impervious to the freezing temperatures — and as the climate warms, they are becoming increasingly active in winter months, experts warn. The pestiferous little bloodsuckers just hunker down on cold days and wait […]

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Food and Drug Administration (FDA): Draft Guidance on Defining Durations of Use for Certain Medically Important Antimicrobial Drugs for Food Animals

FDA Releases Draft Guidance on Defining Durations of Use for Certain Medically Important Antimicrobial Drugs for Food Animals September 25, 2023 Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a draft guidance for industry (GFI) to provide recommendations on how animal drug sponsors may voluntarily establish a defined duration of use for certain approved medically important antimicrobial […]

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From News Center Maine: Eastern equine encephalitis detected in non-commercial farm animal in Piscataquis County

Eastern equine encephalitis detected in non-commercial farm animal in Piscataquis County Meaghan Bellavance, September 22, 2023 MAINE, USA — A non-commercial farm animal in Piscataquis County has tested positive for the Eastern equine encephalitis virus, and three others are presumed to be positive, state animal health officials announced Friday. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and […]

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