CDC: About 7 million have been sick with the flu so far this season

  • Up to 7.3 million people have been sick with flu so far this season, the CDC says.
  • Half those people have been to the doctor because of flu, it says.
  • As many as 83,500 people have been hospitalized because of flu, federal health officials say.

Source: CDC: About 7 million have been sick with the flu so far this season

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New recall, new illnesses from deadly salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey products – CNN

(CNN)Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales, Inc., is recalling approximately 164,210 pounds of raw ground turkey products due to the possibility of salmonella contamination, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Friday.

The recall was announced as the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 52 new cases of illness associated with the outbreak. This brings the total number of illnesses to 216 people across 38 states since the outbreak began in November 2017. Eighty-four people have been hospitalized and one death has been reported.

Source: New recall, new illnesses from deadly salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey products – CNN

CDC: Asian longhorned ticks spreading across US may spread diseases

Asian longhorned ticks, known to spread diseases in other parts of the world, can reproduce up to 2,000 eggs without mating.

Nine states have reported finding the Asian longhorned tick, which is known to carry a variety of pathogens. The CDC said late last week it is investigating how the tick could impact the U.S.

Source: CDC: Asian longhorned ticks spreading across US may spread diseases

CDC confirms 116 cases of polio-like illness, acute flaccid myelitis

A total of 286 possible cases of acute flaccid myelitis have been reported to the CDC this year.

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed 116 cases of acute flaccid myelitis this year.
  • Acute flaccid myelitis causes muscles and reflexes to become weak and sometimes paralyzed.
  • The polio-like condition is rare but serious.

Source: CDC confirms 116 cases of polio-like illness, acute flaccid myelitis

More sick in Honey Smacks salmonella outbreak, CDC says

Honey Smacks are still being sold despite a total recall, the FDA reports.

Another 30 people have been reported ill in an outbreak of salmonella linked to Honey Smacks cereal, and some stores are still selling the recalled product, federal health officials said Tuesday.

No one should be buying or selling any form of Honey Smacks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

“Since the last update on July 12, 2018, 30 more illnesses have been reported, bringing the total to 130 cases from 36 states,” the CDC said in a statement.

It said 34 were sick enough to be hospitalized, although no one has died. Three more states have been added to the list of places where people have become ill: Delaware, Maine and Minnesota.

Source: More sick in Honey Smacks salmonella outbreak, CDC says

Salmonella outbreaks, largely affecting kids under 5, linked to backyard chickens, ducks, CDC says | Fox News

More than 200 cases of salmonella infection across the U.S. have been linked to contact with backyard chickens, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report this week.

Source: Salmonella outbreaks, largely affecting kids under 5, linked to backyard chickens, ducks, CDC says | Fox News

SALMONELLA RECALL: 5 sickened with Salmonella from recalled cereal in Pa. | WPXI

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a salmonella outbreak linked to a popular children’s cereal.

PA Department of Health

@PAHealthDept

DO NOT eat the recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal—so far 5 PA’ians have been affected. If you have already eaten some of the cereal, throw the rest of it away or return it for a refund. Contact a health care provider if you think you got sick from consuming recalled cereal.

CDC

@CDCgov

RECALL: Do not eat recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal. This cereal has been linked to an outbreak of 73 Salmonella infections from 31 states. https://go.usa.gov/xQtxX 

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Source: SALMONELLA RECALL: 5 sickened with Salmonella from recalled cereal in Pa. | WPXI