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As Thanksgiving Day approaches, the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta has issued a nationwide alert about romaine lettuce. Due to a “multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 (E. coli O157:H7) infections linked to romaine lettuce,”  the CDC is advising consumers to throw out any romaine lettuce they have purchased already and…

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The popular Mexican restaurant chain Chipotle has taken dramatic action due to a public health scare. Local and state health officials in Washington and Oregon are investigating an E. coli outbreak that is now being linked to the restaurant chain. According to a press release from the Washington Department of Health: “The restaurants under investigation…

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The Ebola virus has arrived in America. Two aid workers who worked with patients in Liberia have been infected with the virus and are now being treated at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. The deadly virus that has spread throughout West Africa has killed 900 people thus far. Here are five things you should know…

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Is race a factor in treatment of black American Ebola victims.

The mainstream media is all over the transport of two Americans who contracted Ebola while working with victims of the disease in Africa. One of the Americans arrived for treatment at Atlanta’s Emory Hospital this past Saturday. The second American is expected to be transported to Atlanta also within the next few days. A special…

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Ebola

The current Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa is being called the worst in history as an estimated 700 people have died so far. The virus has spread to four African countries and now the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a warning against travel to Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and now Nigeria. The…

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Before you start booking those spring break cruises, you may want to rethink cruising after a third cruise ship has returned to its port with a large number of sick passengers and employees. The 3,104 passenger vessel reported over 180 individuals had fallen ill with a gastrointestinal illness that the cruise line suspected was norovirus,…

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Explorer of the Seas

Stop before you get on that Royal Caribbean cruise ship. In what seems to now be a regular occurrence, a major cruise ship line reports widespread illness among passengers. Royal Caribbean Line’s “Explorer of  the Sea” reported that 281 passengers and 22 crew are suffering from vomiting and diarrhea. This is the second outbreak for the…

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