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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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Lung injury cases climb to 1,080 as CDC warns public to stop vaping

Lung injury cases climb to 1,080 as CDC warns public to stop vaping

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published its latest update on the vaping lung injury cases, revealing that nearly 300 new cases were reported over the last week. As of October 3, the number of probable and confirmed cases across the United States have climbed to 1,080, underscoring a startling increase in a condition that some researchers speculate may be caused by toxic fumes.

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CDC warns Michigan hunter may have contracted tuberculosis from deer

CDC warns Michigan hunter may have contracted tuberculosis from deer

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published a new report revealing that a hunter in Michigan contracted tuberculosis from an infected deer. The disclosure comes just ahead of deer hunting season in many states, prompting an advisory from the CDC for hunters: exercise caution when field-dressing a deer. There are two ways a human can contract tuberculosis from an animal.

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Two states report vaping deaths, cases climb to 530 across US

Two states report vaping deaths, cases climb to 530 across US

Public health officials in Georgia and Florida reported two vaping deaths this week, bringing the nationwide total to 11. Both cases involved individuals suffering from the severe lung condition that has appeared in hundreds of people who reported recent use of electronic cigarettes or other vaping products. In at least one of these newly disclosed fatal cases, the victim is said to have used nicotine products.

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CDC reveals when you should get the 2019 flu vaccine this year

CDC reveals when you should get the 2019 flu vaccine this year

Autumn has officially arrived in the United States and with it comes flu season, a term that refers to the months during which the seasonal influenza viruses are active and easily acquired. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published its latest report for the 2019-2020 flu season, detailing which vaccines will be available to the public this year, as well as the ideal time for people to get the shot.

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FDA reveals criminal probe into vaping-related lung condition

FDA reveals criminal probe into vaping-related lung condition

The CDC has published its latest update on the vaping lung injury outbreak, revealing that the number of cases has increased to at least 530 people, the majority of whom are between the ages of 18 and 34. In addition to the new numbers, officials have also revealed that the FDA's Office of Criminal Investigations has been probing the matter alongside the ongoing public health investigation.

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Kansas officials report sixth death linked to vaping lung condition

Kansas officials report sixth death linked to vaping lung condition

Kansas state health officials are reporting the third death of an individual who had developed a severe lung condition following the recent use of a vaping device. The announcement was made by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, which reports in a letter published on September 10 that the death involved an adult over the age of 50.

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Public warned to avoid all pig ear treats over risk to dogs and owners

Public warned to avoid all pig ear treats over risk to dogs and owners

In addition to the Salmonella outbreak linked to the growing trend of keeping backyard chickens is another Salmonella outbreak previously linked to dried pig ears sold as dog treats. The CDC previously issued an advisory about the matter, though it didn't have any information about the source of the potentially contaminated treats. In a new update, the agency is warning that people should avoid all pig ear treats, including ones that have already been purchased.

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CDC warns against kissing chickens amid deadly Salmonella outbreak

CDC warns against kissing chickens amid deadly Salmonella outbreak

The CDC recently published an update on the ongoing Salmonella outbreak linked to backyard chickens in the United States, warning that hugging and kissing chickens will put you at a greater risk of contracting the illness. Between July 20 and August 20, another 235 people were confirmed as having become ill from the outbreak strains, pushing the total number of infected people to 1,003 across 49 states.

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