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Another wave of severe flu infections is coming warns CDC

Another wave of severe flu infections is coming warns CDC

In its most recent weekly US influenza surveillance report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that flu activity remains high across the nation. According to the agency, both the influenza A viruses H1N1 and H3N2, as well as influenza B viruses, are still making rounds through the population, with H3 viruses more frequently reported than H1N1.

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Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak source identified as California

Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak source identified as California

Nearly a week after advising the public about another E. coli outbreak, US officials are back with an update: the source of the contaminated products. According to the Food and Drug Administration, the new E. coli O157:H7 strain that has impacted consumers in both the United States and Canada originated from various romaine lettuce farms in California.

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Romaine E. coli outbreak: What you need to know

Romaine E. coli outbreak: What you need to know

The Centers for Disease Control has published another E. coli advisory involving romaine lettuce sold in the US and Canada. The latest advisory follows an outbreak earlier this year, during which time the public was advised to discard packaged romaine lettuce products over the health risk. This time around, the CDC warns that "any type of romaine lettuce" should be trashed.

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CDC issues stern Kellogg’s cereal warning as salmonella outbreak grows

CDC issues stern Kellogg’s cereal warning as salmonella outbreak grows

The CDC is back with a stern warning regarding Kellogg's Honey Smacks breakfast cereal: no store should be selling it and no consumer should be eating it. The warning specifies all boxes of the Honey Smacks cereal, the advisory following a multi-state salmonella outbreak involving thirty more individuals who became ill after eating the food. According to the CDC, some stores are still selling the product.

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HP BioPrinters are helping the CDC speed up antibiotic testing

HP BioPrinters are helping the CDC speed up antibiotic testing

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working with HP under a new pilot program involving BioPrinters. Four regional CDC labs are utilizing these HP BioPrinters to test new antibiotics at an accelerated rate, specifically focusing on drugs to fight against resistant bacteria. This is the first time regional labs will be able to rapidly test these new drugs.

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Romaine lettuce E. coli update: 121 infections and one death

Romaine lettuce E. coli update: 121 infections and one death

The Centers for Disease Control posted its latest update on the E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, revealing that one person has died as a result since the late April update. Infections have been reported in 25 states with, as of May 1, a total of 121 people impacted. Of those, at least 14 have developed kidney failure.

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CDC: E. coli infections from romaine lettuce are spreading

CDC: E. coli infections from romaine lettuce are spreading

The Centers for Disease Control has updated its report on E. coli infections resulting from romaine lettuce, revealing that illnesses have appeared in new states and include additional hospitalizations. According to the update, five more states have reported cases of E. coli, and a total of nine more hospitalizations have been reported. Of those hospitalizations, two resulted in kidney failure.

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CDC warns of multi-state E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce

CDC warns of multi-state E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released a public statement today advising that a multi-state E. coli outbreak has been linked to chopped romaine lettuce originating from Yuma, Arizona. According to the CDC, infections have surfaced in 11 states impacting 35 people afflicted with the O157:H7 strain. Of those people, 22 have been hospitalized and three developed kidney failure.

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CDC “nightmare bacteria” found: What you should know

CDC “nightmare bacteria” found: What you should know

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has warned that germs with an "unusual" resistance to antibiotics were found more than 220 in the US last year. The discoveries were made by the agency's Antibiotic Resistance (AR) Lab Network, which says these germs have genes that are atypically resistant to antibiotic treatments. Identifying the germs is part of the CDC's effort to curb antibiotic resistance.

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Kratom salmonella outbreak across 20 states prompts CDC warning

Kratom salmonella outbreak across 20 states prompts CDC warning

The Centers for Disease Control are warning about a salmonella outbreak associated with a plant called kratom. The outbreak has affected individuals in multiple states, according to the CDC, which says it is recommending that people abstain from kratom use until further notice. There aren't any common suppliers or brands associated with the illnesses at this time, though information is still forthcoming.

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CDC says flu widespread in US: 21 states have high case numbers

CDC says flu widespread in US: 21 states have high case numbers

The Centers for Disease Control has released a new report indicating that the flu is off to a strong start in the US this year. Influenza-like activity has been reported as widespread across 36 states, with 21 of those states having a large number of flu-related cases. The reason for the widespread presence, according to the CDC, is this year's flu vaccine having a low effectiveness rate.

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The majority of American adults have stopped using landlines

The majority of American adults have stopped using landlines

The CDC's National Center for Health Statistics has released a new report that details the further decline of landline phone usage in the U.S. According to the report, a majority of American adults now only exclusively own and use a mobile phone with a related mobile phone carrier, entirely abandoning landline phones and services. To no one's surprise, the majority of adult mobile phone users are in their 20s and 30s.

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