Fish continue to be an important source of foodborne outbreaks, according to a CDC study. “Fish-Associated Foodborne Disease Outbreaks: United States, 1998-2015” was published in Foodborne Pathogens and Disease. The types of fish most often linked to outbreaks are tuna (37%), mahi-mahi (10%), and grouper (9%).… Read full story
Prenatal exposure to even low doses of alcohol may lead to severe and highly variable deficits in the brain of a fetus, according to a new study conducted in mice.… Read full story
COLUMBUS (July 14, 2017)- Ohio’s fair season is underway across the state and leaders at the Ohio Departments of Agriculture (ODA) and Health (ODH) are reminding Ohioans to practice good hygiene when visiting livestock exhibits this summer.
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“Ohio’s fairs are great places to enjoy some summer fun, but visitors should remember some illnesses can be directly transmitted between animals and humans,” said ODH Director Lance Himes.
The National Institutes of Health has launched a study to determine the potential risks that infection with the Zika virus might pose for pregnancies in which the mother is also infected with HIV. At this point, little is known about whether Zika virus infection poses additional risks for maternal or infant health in pregnancies already complicated by HIV.… Read full story