If Mad Cow Disease has served no other constructive purpose, it has made the public a little more aware of the source of what they eat. Although it has always been monitored by health departments and other sectors of the medical community, relatively recent changes in the food supply and its distribution is not a new thought to as many people as it was a decade ago.
Changes in the food supply have changed the type and range of infections caused by food. These changes have made traditional approaches to disease surveillance increasingly inadequate. New technology facilitates the national and international distribution of food in ways it was not able to do until quite recently on a relative scale. These have changed the character of foodborne disease in the United States in ways that demand more and better information for decision making.
So EdgeviewNet is proud for the opportunity to present an archive of news clips pertaining to emerging illnesses that increasingly arise from changes in the food supply, drug resistance, and other factors as they emerge.