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The Center for Animal Health and Food Safety (CAHFS) plays a key role in protecting people from animal diseases and food-borne illnesses. Since its inception in 2001, CAHFS has responded to emerging animal health, public health, and food safety issues by partnering with local, national and international stakeholders to improve food safety and public health. High-quality work that is based on interdisciplinary engagement and responsiveness to the issues at hand are the hallmark of CAHFS.
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CAHFS Dr. Jeff Bender on Rising Salmonella infections.

"Rising Salmonella Infections Tied to Backyard Poultry Flocks," a story on Reuters and Fox News, included comments from Dr. Jeff Bender, co-director of the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center.

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Blastomycosis... Did You Know?

Many people infected with Blastomycesdo not develop symptoms of disease. Some people may develop an acute lung infection, beginning with a fever and dry cough. The lung infection may lead to weight loss, chest pain, and a persistent cough associated with thick sputum. Read the fact sheet here.



Latest Animal Health and Food Safety News

International - Ebola Outbreak Spreads to Liberia

To receive more local, national and international animal health and food safety news stories like this daily, send an email to, leave the subject line blank and write "SUBSCRIBE CAHFS-DAILYNEWS Your Name" in the body.

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 One Health Partnership - Reality on the Ground

Come and join colleagues from the private sector, government and academia link up with International Conference on One Medicine One Science (iCOMOS) identify ways the concept of "One Health" can be put into practice accross disciplines.






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