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CDC links another E. coli outbreak to lettuce: Here’s what we know

CDC links another E. coli outbreak to lettuce: Here’s what we know

The CDC reports that yet another E. coli outbreak has been linked to romaine lettuce. The agency is warning the public to avoid consuming romaine lettuce that originates from the Salinas, California, area due to the risk of contracting the illness. As of November 22, the agency was aware of 40 reported E. coli cases across 16 states, including 28 hospitalizations. Another romaine lettuce recall has been initiated.

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Hepatitis A outbreak linked to berries sold at natural food stores

Hepatitis A outbreak linked to berries sold at natural food stores

Public health officials with the FDA and CDC have linked a hepatitis A outbreak to the consumption of blackberries purchased from a natural food marketplace with stores in the Midwest. Federal experts have been working with public health officials from three states on investigating a hepatitis A outbreak currently involving 11 cases and six hospitalizations.

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Cigarette smoking drops to record low in US as vaping numbers rise

Cigarette smoking drops to record low in US as vaping numbers rise

Cigarette smoking rates have declined in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control, as vaping rates increase. Last year saw the lowest ever recorded levels of smoking among adults in the United States at only 13.7-percent, a huge drop of around two-thirds since the agency started collecting information on smokers in 1965. However, vaping has introduced new public health concerns in its place.

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CDC reveals the familiar ingredient that may cause vaping lung disease

CDC reveals the familiar ingredient that may cause vaping lung disease

The CDC has announced the potential cause of EVALI, the lung injury that has appeared in people who report recent vape use. The concerning ingredient is vitamin E acetate, the compound previously leaked as a finding under the agency's investigation. Though the CDC had advised, at the time of the leak, that it was too early to implicate the compound, it is now back warning that vitamin E acetate may be deadly when inhaled.

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CDC warns childhood abuse can cause chronic illness and career issues

CDC warns childhood abuse can cause chronic illness and career issues

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published a new advisory stating that the United States can improve overall public health by reducing the number of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), which include everything from having a parent in prison to witnessing traumatic events and being abused. These experiences have been linked to increased risk of health issues, including chronic illnesses.

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CDC says unusually severe salmonella outbreak linked to ground beef

CDC says unusually severe salmonella outbreak linked to ground beef

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports a salmonella outbreak in six states involving a strain that is 'more severe than expected.' Ten people infected with this particular strain have been reported, according to the agency, eight of whom where hospitalized. In addition, the CDC says that one person in California has died as a result of infection from this outbreak.

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CDC says vaping lung disease cases exceed 1,800 in US

CDC says vaping lung disease cases exceed 1,800 in US

The CDC updated its numbers on the vaping lung disease EVALI in a release this week, revealing that the number of cases has risen to 1,888 in the United States. These are a mixture of confirmed and probable cases, according to the agency, which says that patients have been identified in 49 states as of October 29. Unfortunately, the number of deaths has also increased.

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CDC names vaping lung injury EVALI, offers precise case numbers

CDC names vaping lung injury EVALI, offers precise case numbers

The lung condition impacting vapers across the nation now has an official name, at least according to a guidance published by the CDC over the weekend: EVALI. The term stands for 'electronic cigarette or vaping product use associated lung injury,' which is a long way to refer to someone who developed the condition after vaping. In addition, the CDC is offering more precise numbers for more than 1,000 related cases.

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CDC warns against kissing and snuggling turtles over salmonella risk

CDC warns against kissing and snuggling turtles over salmonella risk

If, at some point in the future, you see a turtle so adorable that you feel compelled to kiss it, think again. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published a new advisory warning the public not to 'kiss or snuggle' pet turtles due to the risk of contracting salmonella. The warning comes amid a new outbreak that has cropped up in 13 states.

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CDC’s latest vaping update: More than two dozen deaths, 1,200 cases

CDC’s latest vaping update: More than two dozen deaths, 1,200 cases

The Centers for Disease Control has published its most recent update on the vaping lung injury outbreak, reporting that the number of probable and confirmed cases have increased to 1,200. In addition, the agency says it has confirmed 26 deaths in 21 states that directly resulted from this outbreak. The common factor between all these cases is the use of vaping products.

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CDC warns STD cases in the US reached an all-time high in 2018

CDC warns STD cases in the US reached an all-time high in 2018

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published its latest report on the state of STDs in the United States. According to the agency, three sexually-transmitted diseases in particular reached a combined all-time high in the US last year, including tragic cases of newborns who died as a consequence of congenital syphilis. All three diseases can be cured with antibiotics, but only if the patient seeks medical help.

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CDC warns pregnant women in the US aren’t getting vital vaccines

CDC warns pregnant women in the US aren’t getting vital vaccines

The majority of pregnant women in the United States haven't received two vaccines that could greatly reduce their risk of developing two common illnesses widely found in hospitals. Both whooping cough and the flu can be contracted by new mothers and their newly born babies, putting both the mother and infant at risk of hospitalization or, in a worst-case scenario, death.

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