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Akron House Explosion Injures 1

An Akron house explosion injured one man Monday morning. Fire crews arrived at the scene on the 2300 block of Edwin Avenue after receiving a call about an explosion. A man who lived down the street rescued his elderly neighbor…

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Gas Leak Causes Deadly House Explosion in Maynard

A gas leak caused a deadly house explosion in Maynard, Mass. last Thursday. Fire crews responded to the scene at 27 Park Street after receiving reports of a gas-like smell coming from the house. Firefighters arrived to find a quickly…

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Laytonsville Propane Explosion Injures 3

A Laytonsville propane explosion injured three people early Tuesday. Shortly before 8 a.m., the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue received reports of a blast at a historic building on 23601 Laytonsville Road. The building housed the corporate headquarters of Ruppert…

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CDC Investigates 2 Carnival Horizon Passengers’ Legionnaires’ Cases

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating two cases of Legionnaires’ disease reported by passengers who sailed on the cruise ship Carnival Horizon in July and August. Legionnaires’ disease is a severe, often fatal, form of pneumonia…

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More Infant Deaths Linked to Boppy Nursing Pillows and Loungers [Update]

UPDATED September 23 Boppy recalled all infant loungers over suffocation risk after reports of eight infant deaths. More infant deaths have been linked to Boppy nursing pillows and loungers almost one year after the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warned…

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Carver County Bicycle Crash Injures One

A 66-year-old man was seriously injured in a Carver County bicycle crash on Tuesday. The crash happened at about 1:35 p.m. when a vehicle struck a man biking on County Roads 11 and 40 in Dahlgren Township. The cyclist sustained…

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Chain Reaction Semi Crash Injures 11 in Redwood Falls Township

A chain-reaction semi crash injured 11 people in Redwood Falls Township, Minn. on Wednesday morning. The Minnesota State Patrol says the five-vehicle pileup happened at about 11:15 a.m. on northbound Highway 71. Three vehicles were stopped for a MnDoT flagger…

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Most Shigella Outbreaks Occur During Spring and Summer Months

Shigella outbreaks, which have been linked to waterparks, raw oysters, and fresh produce, usually occur in the spring and summer, according to research published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Each year, about 450,000 cases of shigellosis…

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Fratelli Beretta 431-Ton Antipasto Recall Not Big Enough, CDC Warns

The Fratelli Beretta recall tied to an ongoing Salmonella outbreak should include all of the company’s antipasto products, not just one, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned in an outbreak update yesterday. On August 27, 2021, Fratelli…

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Salami Recall – Fratelli Beretta Antipasto Trays Are a Salmonella Risk

After the CDC identified Fratelli Beretta antipasto trays as the source of a Salmonella outbreak, the Mount Olive, NJ company issued a recall. The recalled 24-oz. trays containing two 12-oz packages with sliced salami, prosciutto, soppressata, and coppa were sold…

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FDA Finds Listeria at Felix Custom Smoking, Issues Public Health Alert

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a public health alert for Felix brand smoked salmon, smoked tuna, and salmon jerky products that are potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.  During an inspection that began July 19, 2021, and…

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Salmonella Outbreak Tied to Salami, Prosciutto, Other Charcuterie Meats [Update]

UPDATED August 27 Fratelli Beretta antipasto trays have been identified as a source of a Salmonella outbreak linked to charcuterie meats such as salami, prosciutto, coppa, and soppressata that has sickened 36 people in 17 states, according to the Centers…