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