Fall & Winter 2019 Bug Barometer

National Pest Management Association issues its Bug Barometer® forecast for continental U.S.  FAIRFAX, VA (September 24, 2019) – The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) today released its bi-annual Bug Barometer®, a seasonal projection of the pest pressure and activity Americans can expect to see in their respective regions of the country based on weather patterns … Read more

Outbreak of E. coli Infections Linked to Ground Beef | E. coli Infections Linked to Ground Beef | September 2018 | E. coli

September 20, 2018 CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS)External investigated a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O26 (E. coli O26)infections. Public health investigators used the PulseNet system to identify illnesses that may be part of this outbreak. PulseNet … Read more

WEEK IN REVIEW: Ag Edition | U.S. EPA News Releases

News Releases from Headquarters›Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) 10/30/2020 WASHINGTON (October 30, 2020) — This week, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler made a series of agriculture announcements including the registration of dicamba while in Brooklet, Ga. and the final pesticide application exclusion zone rule at a farm in Goldsboro, N.C. Members of … Read more

National Pest Management Association Emphasizes Mosquito Protection Amid Growing Concerns Over Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)

NPMA warns mosquitoes remain active through fall and personal protection is needed FAIRFAX, VA (September 24, 2019) – With 20 cases of mosquito-borne Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) reported in the United States so far this year, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is urging the public to take necessary safety precautions against these potentially dangerous … Read more

Outbreak of E. coli Infections in 12 States

October 28, 2020 CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections. Public health investigators are using the PulseNet system to identify illnesses that may be part of this outbreak. PulseNet is the national subtyping network of … Read more

ICYMI: EPA clears popular weed killer used by cotton farmers | U.S. EPA News Releases

News Releases from Headquarters›Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) 10/28/2020 WTOC – 11Dal CannadyOctober 27, 2020 Farmers from across the Southeast had a keen eye on a big announcement Tuesday afternoon in Bulloch County. National environmental leaders gave them the green light to use one chemical that courts had tried to ban earlier this year. … Read more

Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Pet Hedgehogs | Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Pet Hedgehogs | January 2019 | Salmonella

October 2, 2019 CDC and public health officials in several states investigated a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium infections linked to contact with pet hedgehogs. A total of 54 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium were reported from 23 states. A list of the states and the number of cases in each … Read more

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