Snow peas implicated in cyclosporiasis outbreak for first time

first_imgSep 24, 2004 (CIDRAP News)—Raw snow peas have been linked to an outbreak of cyclosporiasis in Pennsylvania that may have sickened almost 100 people, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced.A Sep 17 early-release Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) article said CDC and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials are working with the Guatemalan government to determine the source of the Guatemalan-grown snow peas and how the produce became contaminated.Pennsylvania public health officials noted about 50 potential cases of cyclosporiasis among residents, staff, and volunteers affiliated with a residential facility, MMWR said. Illnesses began in early June and lasted through early July.Of 349 people with connections to the facility, 96 had symptoms including diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, and aches starting within 1 to 14 days of attending one of five special events there. Forty Cyclospora cayetanensis infections were laboratory-confirmed; the other 56 cases were termed probable C cayetanensis.C cayetanensis is a one-celled parasite. Cyclosporiasis can occur when people ingest food or water contaminated with infected stool, the CDC said.Investigation quickly focused on determining what foods had been served at five special events that took place at the facility in May and June, MMWR reported. Pasta salad containing snow peas was linked to the outbreak.All of the snow peas used by the facility came from one container, which was purchased on May 21 and refrigerated until the last batch of salad was made on Jun 22, when the remaining peas were discarded. No peas were available for testing, but investigators said the snow peas were the only salad ingredient that meet criteria necessary to have caused the outbreak, according to MMWR. Those criteria were: being in all three batches of the salad served at the five events, being from the same lot, and being served only at those five events.The outbreak marks the first instance of the parasitic disease implicating snow peas. Other culprits have included raspberries, basil, and mesclun lettuce from various countries.The largest outbreak of cyclosporiasis, affecting more than 1,400 people in North America, took place in 1996, according to “Epidemiologic studies of Cyclospora cayetanensis in Guatemala,” published in the November-December 1999 issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases. Raspberries were associated with the outbreak, prompting water-quality and sanitary-practice improvements on berry farms.Guatemalan raspberries have since been implicated in other outbreaks, including a wedding in 2000 in Philadelphia, Pa. Fifty-four people fell ill after eating the wedding cake, which contained raspberries found to contain Cyclospora, according to an August 2002 article in Emerging Infectious Diseases.CDC. Outbreak of cyclosporiasis associated with snow peas—Pennsylvania, 2004. MMWR Sep 24;53(37):876-8 (posted online Sep 17) [Full text]See also:1999 Emerging Infectious Diseases article Emerging Infectious Diseases article read more

Solitary Mohamed Salah finish secures victory for Liverpool over Brighton

first_img Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Alisson kept a third consecutive clean sheet Mo Salah scored the game’s only goal England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won smart causal 4 latest 4 REVEALED huge blow Latest Liverpool News Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Klopp was happy to see his side gain an early title race advantage over Manchester City Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Early in the second half Anthony Knockaert sliced wide Brighton’s best chance of the game but the visitors were soon fortunate not to concede a penalty. Ryan clattered into Firmino as he came for Bissouma’s wild, high clearance but referee Chris Kavanagh ruled it was the Liverpool player who had fouled the goalkeeper.Shane Duffy almost turned Andy Robertson’s cross past his own goalkeeper while Alexander-Arnold had chance to wrap up victory five minutes from time but his left-footed shot was deflected wide. silverware 4 possible standings Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Everything seemed to be half a yard short or off target as the quick, but nevertheless they were still able to carve out chances, as they always seem to do at Anfield.In the first 20 minutes Sadio Mane sidefooted wide from Salah’s cut-back, Roberto Firmino had a near-post header well saved low down by Mat Ryan and Trent Alexander-Arnold curled a free-kick onto the crossbar.On a couple of occasions Brighton had lucky escapes as Liverpool’s pressing game almost caught them out, but it was third time unlucky when James Milner robbed Yves Bissouma of possession 15 yards outside his own area.Immediately the hosts sprang into action with trademark proficiency; Milner passing to Firmino who laid off for Salah’s lethal left foot to do the damage. gameday cracker Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update The only concerns for Liverpool were largely of their own making, with goalkeeper Alisson Becker twice almost caught in possession has he lived up to his reputation as a ‘footballing’ goalkeeper.The Brazil international produced one save worthy of note and it was a vital one as he parried wide substitute Pascal Gross’ header.It ensured he became only the third Reds goalkeeper in the last 51 seasons to keep a clean sheet in the first three league matches of a campaign, Bruce Grobbelaar, Pepe Reina and Simon Mignolet (twice) the others.MATCH STATS Salah’s precision strike, his 29th in as many home matches since joining the club, was all it required, curling a low shot inside the far post in the 23rd minute.Klopp named an unchanged team for the third successive match for the first time since May 2017, and only the third time in his near three-year reign at Anfield.If there was consistency in the selection it was not reflected on the pitch as Liverpool were well below their usual standards with the crispness and quality of passing absent. How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED REVEALED Mohamed Salah extended his extraordinary goalscoring run at Anfield as Liverpool went top of the Premier League for the first time since November 2016 with a disjointed 1-0 win over Brighton.The last occasion was after a 6-1 demolition of Watford but there were no such fireworks this time, although Jurgen Klopp’s side capitalised on Manchester City’s draw at Wolves to maintain their 100 per cent record with a third successive win. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury shining 4last_img read more

Killing Eve fans in UK may have to wait months to watch

first_imgKilling Eve BBC news Television Support The Guardian Jim Waterson Media editor Share on WhatsApp Killing Eve season two review – riveting psychosexual thriller returns Sun 7 Apr 2019 11.20 EDT Killing Eve Share via Email Last modified on Sun 7 Apr 2019 15.35 EDT Sign up to the Media Briefing: news for the news-makers The long-awaited second series of the hit BBC drama Killing Eve will return to screens on Sunday night – but audiences in the UK may have to wait months to watch it.The show about a MI5 officer’s hunt for an assassin, starring Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh, has been an enormous critical and audience success for the BBC, topping the list of nominations for this year’s Bafta TV awards and being heralded by the BBC director general, Tony Hall, as one of the corporation’s biggest success stories of last year.However, the new series will premiere in the US on BBC America and a date still has not been set for the programme to return to UK screens, an increasingly unusual situation for viewers who are used to streaming services such as Netflix releasing series simultaneously in almost every country in the world. This article is more than 3 months old Series will premiere in US on BBC America, with no date set for British broadcast Read more Share on Messenger Reuse this content Killing Eve was made as a special commission for BBC America.Photograph: BBC America Bizarrely, some other smaller countries have already bought up the rights to Killing Eve and will show the second series before the BBC, with fans in New Zealand being able to watch it episode-by-episode from Monday night.Killing Eve was initially developed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge for Sky in the UK. However, BBC America stepped in to snap up the project, with the BBC in the UK buying the British rights to show the programme. Waller-Bridge, who created Fleabag, has stepped back from the second series, which will also be shown on the main AMC channel in the states – home to other high-end shows such as Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and The Walking Dead.The issue also highlights the difficulties surrounding the BBC’s attempts to compete with the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime, who can use their global heft to create worldwide coverage around a single show. The BBC is fighting to turn its iPlayer service into a destination in its own right that will show programmes for up to 12 months at a time but is facing regulatory challenges and the need to negotiate rights deals with programme creators.David Attenborough, the face of the BBC’s wildlife coverage, said his decision to partner with Netflix for their big-budget Our Planet series was influenced by the streaming service’s ability to release the show around the world on the same day.He suggested this creates a global buzz that is hard to replicate using the traditional television production model, which sees rights sold on a region-by-region basis to national broadcasters who then show the material in their own time. Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Read more Share via Email This is because Killing Eve was made as a special commission for BBC America, the corporation’s for-profit US cable channel, which has the exclusive rights to show its first run – with those in the UK unable to watch it until after the US channel shows the final episode on 26 May.BBC America, a joint venture with US company AMC Networks, does not receive public funding and carries advertising, ultimately funnelling its profits back to the BBC to subsidise programming made for UK viewers.However, in this case, the British licence fee payers face having to wait to see the new series of a hit British TV show produced under the BBC banner, due to the issues surrounding ownership of the international rights.A BBC spokesperson said the decision to delay broadcasting Killing Eve was necessary to enable the release of all eight episodes at the same time on iPlayer.“BBC America are playing it out in weekly episodes,” they said. “This means we have to wait until BBC America have premiered all of the weekly episodes – which as commissioning broadcaster they are entitled to do – before we can begin our transmission, otherwise we would be premiering episodes before them.“The decision to make it a box set was based around how we thought audiences would enjoy the programme. We are still experimenting with different release models and we know last time audiences really loved the fact we did this as a box set so they could binge.”This has raised the prospect of piracy, with British fans of the show tempted to access downloads of the US broadcast via illegal streams and torrents rather than wait and risk encountering spoilers from US coverage of the show.Killing Eve’s US premiere last April, with British audiences only seeing it when it appeared on BBC Three six months later, meant it should not have been eligible for the Bafta awards, some of which are only eligible to shows originally made for a British audience. However, judges bent the rules and gave it 14 nominations in order to recognise the show’s extraordinary success, which saw the series attract tens of millions of views from the UK on BBC iPlayer. 4 out of 5 stars. 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