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CDC’s vaping update arrives amid third death, more than 450 cases

CDC’s vaping update arrives amid third death, more than 450 cases

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released its latest update on the investigation into a serious lung condition linked to the use of nicotine and THC vapes. The agency addressed reports from yesterday claiming that an oil called vitamin E acetate had been found in a number of cases, pointing out that it isn't a common link between all of the reported illnesses. The update joins reports of a third death and more than 450 cases.

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FDA and CDC warn against ‘street’ vapes and mods in lung injury update

FDA and CDC warn against ‘street’ vapes and mods in lung injury update

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has teamed with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue an update on their ongoing investigation into cases of severe lung injury linked to vaping. The agency says that 215 'possible' cases of this condition had been identified in 25 states as of August 27. The cases all have one thing in common: the use of vapes with nicotine and THC.

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CDC warns US is very close to losing its ‘measles eliminated’ status

CDC warns US is very close to losing its ‘measles eliminated’ status

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned that the United States is within weeks of losing its 'measles eliminated' status. As of last week, measles cases had been confirmed across 30 states, boosting levels to the highest they've been since 1992. If this outbreak continues, the US may lose its ability to classify measles as eliminated by October.

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Health officials say vape user with severe lung illness has died

Health officials say vape user with severe lung illness has died

Public health officials in Illinois have reported the death of an individual who had recently used a vaping device and was later hospitalized with the same unnamed severe lung condition impacting more than 100 other people. The news comes only weeks after officials in Wisconsin first publicized this mysterious illness, which isn't linked to an infectious disease.

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Drug-resistant Salmonella outbreak linked to US beef, cheese in Mexico

Drug-resistant Salmonella outbreak linked to US beef, cheese in Mexico

An outbreak of drug-resistant Salmonella that impacted more than 250 people in the United States from mid-June 2018 to March 2019 has been linked to beef from the United States and soft cheese from Mexico, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cases involving the drug-resistant Salmonella were identified in 32 states, with nearly half of the patients having reported trips to Mexico prior to the illness.

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CDC reports nearly 100 vaping lung disease cases in 14 states

CDC reports nearly 100 vaping lung disease cases in 14 states

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed on Friday that it is helping local health officials investigate nearly 100 lung injury cases possibly linked to the use of vaping products involving liquid nicotine and THC solutions. These cases have been identified in five states at this time, but many questions remain unanswered.

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Backyard chickens are fueling major Salmonella outbreaks across US

Backyard chickens are fueling major Salmonella outbreaks across US

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention believes backyard chickens are largely responsible for Salmonella outbreaks that have impacted hundreds of people across the United States. In its most recent update on the outbreaks, the CDC says two infected individuals have died and more than one hundred have been hospitalized. As well, more than 700 people have been infected with the outbreak strains.

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CDC warns ‘crypto’ parasite outbreaks at public pools are increasing

CDC warns ‘crypto’ parasite outbreaks at public pools are increasing

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have warned that outbreaks of a parasite called Cryptosporidium, more commonly called 'crypto,' have increased over the years since 2009. These outbreaks are primarily impacting public swimming pools and water playgrounds, putting the public at risk of acquiring the parasite, which is able to survive for multiple days in chlorinated water.

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CDC seeks data on mystery illness paralyzing kids before next outbreak

CDC seeks data on mystery illness paralyzing kids before next outbreak

A mysterious illness with no known cause or cure has resulted in a number of otherwise healthy children becoming paralyzed, the CDC reports, and it expects another record outbreak to happen in 2020. Called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), this condition is described as rare but very serious by the CDC; it causes weak muscles and reflexes in the body, lesions in the spinal cord, and primarily appears in otherwise healthy kids. Officials are pleading for more information from doctors about the condition ahead of the next anticipated wave.

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Dog treat salmonella warning issued for multiple states

Dog treat salmonella warning issued for multiple states

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued another salmonella warning, but this one doesn't involve hedgehogs or eggs. According to the agency, dried pig ears sold as dog treats are the likely source of a salmonella outbreak that has left 45 people infected, a dozen of whom were hospitalized as a result. Contact with the treats and the dogs that consumed them may result in infection.

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Health officials and CDC discussed no-fly list for measles patients

Health officials and CDC discussed no-fly list for measles patients

Officials at both the local and state levels consulted with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about putting some people who were potentially infected with measles on the Do Not Board list, it has been revealed. The discussions aimed to reduce measles exposure to unsuspecting travelers, some of whom may have been vulnerable to the infection. The talks took place as the CDC reported record infection numbers in April.

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Measles outbreak passes 700 cases as vaccination gets unexpected support

Measles outbreak passes 700 cases as vaccination gets unexpected support

The CDC released its most recent measles number on Friday, revealing that more than 700 cases have now been confirmed in the United States. The latest figure underscores the rapid rise of this highly contagious disease, which is at the highest it has been in any single year since the disease was declared eliminated in 2000. Amid the concerning outbreak comes vaccination support from a very unlikely source.

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