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Heather Gardens Senior Living Explosion, Fire in Aurora CO Turns Deadly

Two people were injured and another person died in an explosion and fire at Heather Gardens Senior Living community in Aurora, Colorado on November 16. Emergency responders transported one resident and one firefighter to an area hospital where they were treated…

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Ground Beef Salmonella Outbreak Doubles in Size, Again

For the second since it was announced on October 4, 2018, the ground beef Salmonella outbreak has doubled in size. The beef products were produced by JBS Tolleson Inc., of Tolleson, Arizona, and sold under a variety of brand names at…

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Are Honey-Filled Pacifiers the Source of Texas Infant Botulism Cases?

Four cases of infant botulism in Texas may be associated with pacifiers containing honey, according to a safety alert issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). All four infants used pacifiers containing honey purchased in Mexico before they became ill. But…

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Turkey Salmonella Outbreak: A Timeline of Key Events

A Salmonella outbreak linked to turkey products has sickened dozens of people nationwide. The outbreak has an unusually high hospitalization rate. One person has died. One recall, for Jennie-O ground turkey, has been issued, but others may follow as the…

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Jennie-O Ground Turkey Recall Prompted by Salmonella Outbreak

Jennie-O Turkey Stores Sales of Barron, Wis. has issued a recall of more than 91,000 pounds of ground turkey products that may be associated with the nationwide Salmonella outbreak. And there may be recalls from other companies coming. That’s because the outbreak strain…

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Minnesota Hard Hit by Turkey Salmonella Outbreak

Minnesota has been hard hit by the turkey Salmonella outbreak that has sickened 164 people in 35 states, according to the latest update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Sixty-three people have been hospitalized, one person from California has…

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Are Lettuce E. coli Outbreaks on the Rise?

Whether it’s spinach or romaine, a chopped, bagged salad prepared at home, or as a meal enjoyed at a restaurant, Americans are eating more leafy greens than ever. But they’re also hearing more about lettuce E. coli outbreaks and wondering, are…

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Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak at Stella Maris in Timonium, MD

A Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at St. Elizabeth Hall, an independent living apartment complex on the Stella Maris campus in the Baltimore suburb of Timonium, MD has sickened two people. Officials from Stella Maris, the nonprofit long-term care facility, said St. Elizabeth Hall operates…

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Turkey Salmonella Outbreak Turns Deadly, 63 Hospitalized

A Salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey products has sickened 164 people in 35 states, according to the latest update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Sixty-three people needed hospitalization, one person from California has died. “This is…

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Austin Residents Grieve and Worry After Fatal House Explosion

Residents of a South Austin neighborhood are mourning the loss of Nicole Burton, 44, who died from injuries she sustained in a house explosion on October 27, 2018. A buildup of gas caused by damage to a gas line at a…

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Wake Robin Shigella Outbreak Sickens 67 in Shelburne, Vermont

Health officials are investigating a shigellosis outbreak at the Wake Robin retirement community in Shelburne, VT, according to the state health department. Sixty-seven people have reported symptoms consistent with a Shigella infection, according to a VTDigger report. All of them…

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Duncan Hines Cake Mix Salmonella Recall, Illnesses May Be Related

Five illnesses may be related to a Duncan Hines cake mix Salmonella recall, according to a Conagra recall notice posted on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website. The recall includes specific lots of Classic White, Classic Butter Golden, Signature Confetti and Classic Yellow cakes mixes. Consumers…