Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, August 15th, 2004
"Several countries still permit strains of Salmonella enterica serotype Enteritidis, a leading cause of gastrointestinal illness in humans, to be used in rat baits. To assess the human health risk associated with such rat bait, we first reviewed historic data on health hazards associated with Ratin, a rodenticide that was used in Europe until the early 1960s. Ratin caused outbreaks of human illness, including several deaths," scientists in the United States report.
"We then compared S. Enteritidis isolated from a current commercial product, Biorat, with S....
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