PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pennsylvania is battling rising numbers of flu cases. Five people have already died from the flu but not in this region of the state.
Doctors have also said they are seeing more and more of type B of the flu, which is atypical for the region. Cases of influenza in Allegheny County are up 1700 percent from last year.
At Wilson’s pharmacy in Bloomfield, over-the-counter products for the flu are disappearing from the shelves. More and more people are feeling those flu-like symptoms.
“The instances picked up. People asking for advice for what they should be taking for the flu or flu-like symptoms at least. A lot of head-colds and people coming in with aches and fevers and so on,” said pharmacy owner Jeff Wilson.
Dr. Brian Lamb’s office has already given hundreds of flu shots to patients. He said Australia, which has been a past indicator for the flu’s impact on the U.S., just finished a bad season.
Activity is picking up down south, and it’s already starting to reach Pennsylvania.
“It tell us that we should be for the possibility of a very bad flu season this year,” Lamb said.
PITTSBURGH – A consumer alert was issued for a kiosk at South Hills Village Mall and a Homewood restaurant was shut down by the Allegheny County Health Department.
Agency officials said the Breaking Eggs Bakery Kiosk at the mall did not have the proper refrigeration for food, was not storing and preparing food in the right area and had “food from an unapproved source.” The food was being prepared at a different location and then brought to the kiosk.
The kiosk owner told Channel 11 that they are working to become compliant with the health department and are in the process of opening their own space in the South Hills. They said they do not agree with the department’s findings during the inspection and do make their products in a safe manner.
- The former president was admitted to a south Georgia hospital over the weekend
- ‘He is feeling better and looks forward to returning home soon’ a spokesman said
- America’s oldest living president has overcome several health challenges of late
- He was released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta last Wednesday after recovering from surgery to relieve bleeding on the brain from a series of falls
“She was initially evaluated at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. before being transferred to Johns Hopkins Hospital for further evaluation and treatment of any possible infection,” the court said in a statement. “With intravenous antibiotics and fluids, her symptoms have abated, and she expects to be released from the hospital as early as Sunday morning.”
A New Jersey food company has recalled more than 75,000 pounds of packaged salad after seven people were hospitalized with E. coli, the US Department of Agriculture announced Thursday.
Missa Bay, LLC, of Swedesboro, issued the recall of 75,233 pounds of the bagged salad products sold at Walmart, Target and Aldi — fearing the romaine lettuce may be contaminated with the bacteria after an investigation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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According to the USDA, Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc., based in Gentry, Arkansas, is recalling several of its ready-to-cook chicken products, which include chicken legs, wings and whole chickens.
The notice says the chicken was shipped “to institutions in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania.” Institutions can include restaurants, schools, hospitals and distributors. The recall doesn’t include chicken sold in stores.
The items were produced between Oct. 21 and Nov. 4, according to the recall notice.
In addition to the treatment at the high school, an exterminator will treat all buildings in the Laurel Highlands School District through the weekend. All buses and vans will be treated by Saturday.
Parents are being told to clean students’ book bags and to not use those bags until Tuesday.
The school district said the state health department is not recommending closure of the building, but any individual students can be excused with written permission from a parent or guardian.
Some parents told Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 they were upset they were not notified sooner and that classes are not being canceled during the treatment of the buildings and vehicles.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) —
The Pennsylvania Health Department says one person in the state has died from lung injuries associated with vaping and it’s investigating dozens of other suspected or confirmed cases.
The state’s health secretary, Dr. Rachel Levine, announced the death Friday and said Pennsylvania has also reported nine confirmed cases to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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“Sen. Sanders is conversing and in good spirits. He will be resting up over the next few days,” senior adviser Jeff Weaver said in a statement Wednesday. “We are canceling his events and appearances until further notice, and we will continue to provide appropriate updates.”
The Massachusetts medical examiner still hasn’t provided an exact cause and manner of death for Saoirse Kennedy Hill nearly two months after she died at the family’s famous Cape Cod compound — amid massive backlogs at the office, The Post has learned.
Kennedy Hill, 22 — granddaughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy — died from a suspected drug overdose after a long night of partying in Hyannis Port on Aug. 1.
An initial autopsy report for Kennedy Hill showed no signs of trauma to her body, but the exact cause and manner of her death are still pending a toxicology report, a representative from the state’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner told The Post on Tuesday.
(CNN)One Ohio county had an “unusually high number” of overdose deaths in a little over a day, the county’s coroner said.“As of about 10 am this morning we have had 10 people die of overdoses in about 26 hours,” Franklin County Coroner Dr. Anahi Ortiz said on Facebook Sunday.“I urge friends and family of those who use to make sure you are armed with naloxone,” Ortiz said on Facebook. “Those who use should also test before using with fentanyl testing strips.”Fentanyl can be mixed with cocaine and methamphetamine to create a deadly combination, the coroner said.The last peak of overdoses that the coroner’s office posted about was in August 12, when six people died in less than 24 hours.“The majority of overdose deaths continue to be fentanyl related,” the coroner said in the statement.
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PITTSBURGH – Authorities have identified the three men who died from overdoses at a South Side apartment early Sunday morning.
According to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office, these are the names of the victims who died:
- Joel Pecina, 32
- Josue Serrano, 38
- Rubiel Clemente-Martinez, 32
Each man was pronounced dead by the medical examiner’s office before 6 a.m. Sunday. Four others are in the hospital after being found.
A widely-sold brand of contact lenses could have become contaminated with rogue particles which could cause abrasions on the wearer’s eyeball.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority (MHRA) say the contact lens or the lenses’ blister solution could have come into contact with particles which scratch the eyes.
There is a danger of “eye redness or discomfort or corneal abrasion”.
A statement from MHRA says: “The affected lots may have particles on the contact lens or in the contact lens blister solution.
“If the particles are not noticed before insertion into the eye, this could cause eye redness or discomfort or corneal abrasion (damage to the surface of the eye).”
An outbreak of severe lung disease among users of electronic cigarettes continues to spread to new patients and states, and public health officials say it’s too soon to point to a cause.
According to the latest report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a total of 380 confirmed and probable cases have been identified in 36 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The CDC has confirmed six deaths, and a seventh death has been reported by public health officials in Tulare County, Calif.
Hundreds of people have been hospitalized with severe lung disease linked to vaping. Public health agencies are investigating what’s behind the alarming symptoms.
The Trump administration is preparing to ban flavored e-cigarettes as federal health officials call for restrictions to combat an outbreak of a mysterious lung disease that has sickened hundreds and killed at least six people, U.S. health secretary Alex Azar told reporters Wednesday.
The Food and Drug Administration is currently finalizing its guidance to remove all non-tobacco flavors of e-cigarettes, including mint and menthol, from the market. Vaping companies like Juul have been criticized for hooking children on e-cigarettes with their fruity flavors like mango and creme. The surge in underaged vaping, which U.S. health officials have labeled as an “epidemic,” is one of the reasons why they plan to ban them — at least until the FDA can thoroughly review their safety, Azar said after meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House on the issue.
Police say Virginia Nemec is diabetic and suffers from dementia and does not have her medication.
Nemec is believed to be driving a maroon 2007 Honda Accord with a Pennsylvania license plate HSV 2585.
She was last seen wearing a white floral button-down top, aqua colored pants and blue shoes.
Anyone with information should call their local police.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sirhan Sirhan, imprisoned for more than 50 years for the 1968 assassination of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, was hospitalized Friday after being stabbed by a fellow inmate at a San Diego prison.
A statement from the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said the stabbing occurred Friday afternoon at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility near San Diego.