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Enterovirus D68 Spreading Like Wildfire Affecting Hundreds of Children(0)

September 9, 2014

A respiratory illness, Enterovirus D68, also known as EV-D68 is sending hundreds of children to hospitals throughout the Midwest and Southeast. Twelve states are reporting the enterovirus illness: Alabama, Colorado, Michigan, Georgia, Ohio, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Kentucky and Utah. Four of those states, Colorado, Illinois, Missouri and Iowa all have confirmed cases of […]

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Teens Using Less Sunscreen, Report Shows

More US teens are hitting the tanning beds and fewer are using sunscreen to protect themselves while out in the sun, according to a new report. Data was collected for the study from the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, showing the use of indoor tanning devices and sunscreen from 2001 to 2011 by a nationally […]

Florida Health Officials Warn About Mosquito Borne Diseases and Possible Outbreak

Florida health officials are warning residents about two mosquito-borne diseases that could pose a threat this summer. “Florida is under an imminent threat from dengue and chikungunya,” said Walter Tabachnick, director of the University of Florida-affiliated Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory in Vero Beach, the state’s leading research lab on the biology of mosquitoes and mosquito-transmitted […]

Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Recall Due to Packaging

Kraft Foods is recalling approximately 1.77 million pounds of Velveeta Cheesy Skillets products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said on Monday that the manufacturer is recalling some Kraft shelf-stable […]


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