SHL updates Final Report design
On March 1, the State Hygienic Laboratory will transition to a new design of the Final Report for all testing, except Newborn Screening.
Flu is widespread across Iowa and much of U.S.
As the nation enters the mid-way point of what appears to be a typical influenza season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that as of Jan. 12, Iowa and nearly 30 other states have widespread incidence of flu.
CDC issues alert for Brucella in raw milk
Health officials in New York and Pennsylvania are investigating a case of Brucella RB51 that may be connected to raw, unpasteurized milk distributed by Miller's Biodiversity Farm in Quarryville, Penn. The departments of public health in both states are coordinating their efforts with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Hy-Vee recalls cheesecake linked to Salmonella
Hy-Vee is recalling 32 varieties of cheesecake sold in its eight-state region because of possible Salmonella contamination. The supermarket chain announced on Jan. 4 that the recall includes cheesecake sold in 8-ounce and 32-ounce plastic containers with a best-if-used by date from Dec. 6, 2018 to Jan. 11, 2019.
Michigan and CDC trace backyard flocks to outbreaks
The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) earlier this month explored one of the ways that more than 70 Salmonella outbreaks related to backyard poultry flocks have occurred since 2000.
SHL publishes Annual Report
The State Hygienic Laboratory earlier this month published its Annual Report for fiscal year 2018. The theme is "Guided by Quality."