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Many cheese products recalled following CDC’s outbreak warning

Many cheese products recalled following CDC’s outbreak warning

Days after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published an advisory warning of a Listeria outbreak without a clear source, the FDA has highlighted a new related recall covering a number of Hispanic-style cheese products. The recalled cheese products were sold in several states across the Eastern half of the US.

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Food and food packaging are not a COVID-19 spread risk says FDA

Food and food packaging are not a COVID-19 spread risk says FDA

The coronavirus is highly unlikely to be transmitted via food or food packaging, the US FDA has reconfirmed, as research into the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic reveals more about the potentially deadly disease. Concerns about viral transmission of the infection, and the ways by which it could be transmitted between people, were feverish in the early weeks and months of the pandemic, with widespread fears that COVID-19 could live on food packaging.

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CDC warns new listeria outbreak is moving fast and linked to cheese

CDC warns new listeria outbreak is moving fast and linked to cheese

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned consumers to avoid Hispanic-style cheeses like queso fresco over a Listeria outbreak that could be dangerous in certain high-risk people. The advisory was first published late last week; there's an active investigation in progress and, at this point in time, no product recalls associated with it.

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CDC says you can skip quarantine if you’re vaccinated, but there’s a catch

CDC says you can skip quarantine if you’re vaccinated, but there’s a catch

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published the latest update to its COVID-19 recommendations, including additional contraindications to the vaccine, additional recommendations for TB testing, and a change to quarantine recommendations now that the mRNA vaccines are rolling out.

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CDC double-masking study shows startling impact of COVID-19 protection

CDC double-masking study shows startling impact of COVID-19 protection

A new mask study by the US CDC has updated guidance for those considering double-masking or whether they should be buying N95 face protection, as preventing COVID-19 spread through infections aerosols remains a key strategy to handling the ongoing pandemic. Masks are now not only encouraged by public health authorities but in fact required in some situations; however, evolving science and a lack of standards have contributed to confusion as to what people should be wearing, and when.

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FDA: COVID-19 mutation will require vaccine & test changes but there’s still good news

FDA: COVID-19 mutation will require vaccine & test changes but there’s still good news

COVID-19 mutations have already reached the US and could impact existing vaccines and tests during the pandemic, the FDA has said, confirming that new regulations are being worked on that will hopefully streamline variant-focused updates to healthcare. However the Food and Drug Administration says that, for the moment at least, it believes the risk of mutations on existing molecular testing for coronavirus is low.

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CDC warns deadly E. coli outbreak is causing severe illnesses

CDC warns deadly E. coli outbreak is causing severe illnesses

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning the public about a serious new E. coli outbreak that hasn't yet been linked to any particular food product or water source. The agency says the outbreak is resulting in severe illnesses causing hospitalizations and, in one case, death. Cases have appeared in states across the US.

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Dr. Fauci stresses need for rapid vaccination to curb COVID-19 variants

Dr. Fauci stresses need for rapid vaccination to curb COVID-19 variants

During a recent White House press briefing, Dr. Fauci discussed the ongoing pandemic and COVID-19 vaccination efforts. Among other things, he addressed the COVID-19 variants that have appeared in the US following identification in the UK, South Africa, and Brazil, stating that rapid vaccination is the best way to protect against new virus variants.

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CDC warns new COVID-19 variant is in US and spreading fast

CDC warns new COVID-19 variant is in US and spreading fast

A new and more contagious variant of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus strain is spreading quickly in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which is urging the public to follow prevention guidelines. The agency warns that this variant may 'increase the US pandemic trajectory in the coming months.'

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CDC mandating negative COVID-19 test for air passengers entering the US

CDC mandating negative COVID-19 test for air passengers entering the US

It was really wishful thinking that 2021 would magically be better when it came to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the availability of vaccines definitely gives some hope, new variants of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus threaten to throw us into a loop again. Never having really gotten a hold of the situation, the US is now facing the threat of these new variants coming from countries. In an effort to at least stem the tide, the CDC is now requiring that everyone entering the US via air transportation prove to be negative from COVID-19 or else be denied even getting on a plane.

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COVID-19 vaccine ‘open season’ may still be months away

COVID-19 vaccine ‘open season’ may still be months away

As of last week, nearly three million first-dose COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in the US, but we're still months away from widespread availability, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci. The statement was made during a recent interview with California Governor Gavin Newsom during which Fauci also talked about testing, mutations, and other hot topics related to the pandemic.

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CDC says E. coli outbreak is over, but it never found the source

CDC says E. coli outbreak is over, but it never found the source

In mid-November, the CDC detailed a multi-state E. coli outbreak first announced by the FDA. As with other outbreaks, officials were investigating the source of the illnesses, something that was narrowed down to 'leafy greens,' but no specific variety, brand, or company was linked. In an update, the CDC says the outbreak is over, but the source is still a mystery.

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