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Friday, October 3, 2014

10/3/14 Health News: IL RESTRICTS RAW MILK SALES ♦ ANIMAL ANTIBIOTICS BILL VETOED ♦ Five babies test positive for TB ♦ 8-STATE SALMONELLA OUTBREAK

IL RESTRICTS RAW MILK SALES WHILE MAKING THEM LEGAL
After 30 years or more, Illinois is about to get procedures for permitting and inspecting dairy farms that will make the sale and distribution of raw milk legal in the Land of Lincoln. Raw milk dairies that have operated in the shadows during those years probably don’t see it that way but may fear that... Continue Reading
CA GOVERNOR VETOES STATE SENATE’S ANIMAL ANTIBIOTICS BILL
California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed state Senate Bill 835 on animal antibiotics when it reached his desk Monday. Brown said that the bill to ban the use of antibiotics for growth promotion and require a veterinarian prescription for a livestock antibiotic “would codify a voluntary Federal Drug Administration standard that phases-out antibiotic use for growth promotion.”... Continue Reading
Five babies test positive for TB in Texas
Five babies in El Paso, Texas, have tested positive for tuberculosis after being exposed to the infectious disease at a local hospital, the city's health department says Continue Reading
BERRIES, MELONS ON SUSPECT LIST IN LOW-KEY 8-STATE SALMONELLA OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION

Three years after one of the most deadly outbreaks involving fresh produce in U.S. history, reports at the state and local level are pointing to the existence of a widespread Salmonella outbreak that may involve berries or melons. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declined opportunities to comment on these reports, and a... Continue Reading

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