Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, January 18th, 2004
The rise of salmonella enteritidis in the 1980s was one of the most serious food-borne epidemics in recent U.S. history. The bacteria strain rapidly spread from the Northeast to the rest of the country, and by the early 1990s it had reached Hawaii and other continents.
"This was a real big epidemic that emerged," said Dr. Robert Tauxe, chief of the food-borne and diarrheal diseases branch of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "It also emerged in Europe, Japan and...
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