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Estimates in the USA

« CDC estimates that each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) gets sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases. The 2011 estimates provide the most accurate picture yet of which foodborne bacteria, viruses, microbes (“pathogens”) are causing the most illnesses in the United States, as well as estimating the number of foodborne illnesses without a known cause ». Excerpt’s article

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Information on the epidemiology sector, for professionals only


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UK Group recommendations for fish spa operators - The potential  transmission of infections, from fish-to-person (during the nibbling process), water-to-person , or person-to-person in fish spa settings have been studied.  Infection risk should increase if the client has an underlying health condition reducing effectiveness of their natural defences  against infection. Fish pedicures should not be intended for persons with eczema, psoriasis and diabetes.

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HONG KONG new research 



« Many epidemiological studies have examined the issue of computer, video and television based activities on the eye health of children and have found no association between time spent using digital media and the development of myopia. There are some studies that have found an association between the time spent doing near-work activities such as reading and studying, but the results are inconsistent and marginal. »

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Prenatal alcohol exposure

2nd International Symposium of SAF/ FRANCE


From 15th december to 16th december 2011, Strasbourg.

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Molecular Epidemiological Studies: Perspectives - it is suggested to include the missing data in the data analysis to reduce biased and inefficient estimates. The use of whole cases and multiple imputations would permit the assess to the effects of interactions.

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Environmental burden of disease associated with inadequate housing in Europe - The World Health Organization (WHO) publishes a report analyzing the health impact of inadequate housing. The risks associated with these units are asthma, tuberculosis, noise, carbon monoxide etc.. The estimated costs of such housing on health is 717 million € per year

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Seasonal influenza advice for winter 2011/12 The National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) has updated its Seasonal Influenza Health Information Sheet for Health Professionals taking into account global epidemiology trends, risks for travellers and summaries and references/links to current advice on diagnosis, treatment, prevention and vaccines (including details of the current UK influenza vaccination programme) relevant to the winter 2011/12 season . Excerpt’s article

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Managing antimicrobials for animals


This is for harmonization of the monitoring of antibiotic resistance and for to ensure international coordination and to develop measures of risk assessment. The Codex Alimentarius, FAO and WHO are the partners of the OIE in the field of recommendations provided to veterinarians and breeders.

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Nasal speech and hypothyroidism: common hallmarks of 12q15 microdeletions -

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- A new ocular phenotype associated with an unexpected but known systemic disorder and mutation: novel use of genomic diagnostics and exome sequencing. 

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European legislation for pharmacovigilance - A Planning is ongoing for the the implementation of the New Legislation on Pharmacovigilance in Europe. Key measures for the EMA committee: to provide a checklist of processes that need to be established and tasks that need to be performed for the implementation of the new legislation.

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Third International Conference on Infectious Disease Dynamics/ USA


from 29th November to 2nd December 2011, Boston

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The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) calls for international support to the populations affected by the Tsunami


The recent avian influenza epidemic in South East Asia posed considerable  problems. The OIE reminds that several infectious animal diseases and zoonoses that could have a potential impact on human health.

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