I know lots about the social amplification of risk as promoted by Kasperson, et al., but I’m not sure the author a new paper examining that theory in Germany’s 2011 E. coli O104 outbreak involving sprouts does. Lots of risk … Continue reading →
When Germany's prince Leopold III Friedrich Franz went on his coming-of-age tour of Europe, he was absolutely mesmerized by Italy's Mount Vesuvius. There's not much in the way of volcanoes in Germany, though, so what's a crown prince to do? He ended up building his own working volcano, one that fell into disrepair with the toll of the world wars and the Berlin Wall. Now it's been given new life, though, and “erupts” several times a year.
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Reading Summer Festival Days lasted from July 31 to Aug. 3, but the outbreak came from one event. “There were eight laboratory-confirmed cases and 33 probable cases” among the more than 250 people who attended an alumni reunion dinner Aug. … Continue reading →