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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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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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