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Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness

    Stay Cool Wear Appropriate Clothing: Choose lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing. Stay Cool Indoors: Stay in an air-conditioned place as much as possible. If your home does not have air conditioning, go to the shopping mall or public library—even a few hours spent in air conditioning can help your body stay cooler when you go back into the heat. Call your local health department to see if there are any heat-relief shelters in your area. Keep in mind: Electric fans may provide comfort, but when the temperature is in the high 90s, they will not prevent heat-related illness. Taking

America New York Ri Wang Food Group Issues Allergy Alert on Seafood Products

CDC Food Safety - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 11:51
America New York Ri Wang Food Group Co. ltd is recalling the following products because an allergenic ingredient, milk, was not declared in labelling. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious of life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Wildfire Smoke

CDC Your Environment and Your Health - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 15:32
Wildfire smoke can harm you in multiple ways. Smoke can hurt your eyes, irritate your respiratory system, and worsen chronic heart and lung diseases. This fact sheet tells you how you can protect your health and be safe if you are exposed to wildfire smoke. What is Wildfire Smoke and Can it Make Me Sick? Wildfire smoke is a mix of gases and fine particles from burning vegetation, building materials, and other materials. Wildfire smoke can make anyone sick. Even someone who is healthy can get sick if there is enough smoke in the air. Breathing in smoke can have

Alert - Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the Caribbean

CDC Travel Notices - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 03:00
Beginning on September 6, 2017, Hurricane Irma crossed the Caribbean, followed on September 16 by Hurricane Maria. These storms caused severe damage in a number of countries and territories, including Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, the British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Martinique, Puerto Rico, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Martin, Sint Maarten, Turks and Caicos, and the US Virgin Islands.
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Watch - Malaria in Costa Rica

CDC Travel Notices - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 03:00
The Costa Rican Ministry of Health has reported limited local transmission of malaria in Matina Canton in Limón Province, Sarapiquí Canton in Heredia Province, and Pital District in San Carlos Canton in Alajuela Province. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area are infected with malaria and spreading it to people. Other than a small outbreak at the end of 2016, this is the first local transmission of malaria in Costa Rica since 2011. Public health authorities are responding to this outbreak by enhancing malaria surveillance, making sure that patients are diagnosed and treated prom
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First Source Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Milk In Tasty Treats Nonpareils Milk Chocolate

CDC Food Safety - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 20:16
First Source of Pico Rivera, CA, is recalling Tasty Treats Nonpareils Milk Chocolate because it contains undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

Death Wish Coffee Co. Announces Recall of Nitro Cold Brew Cans From Retailers, Online Sales

CDC Food Safety - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 15:02
Death Wish Co?ee Co. (“Death Wish”), the Round Lake, N.Y.-based co?ee producer known for producing the ‘World’s Strongest Co?ee’, has initiated a recall its 11-oz Death Wish Nitro Cold Brew cans.

Alert - Yellow Fever in Brazil

CDC Travel Notices - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 03:00
The Brazilian Ministry of Health has reported an ongoing outbreak of yellow fever. In response to this outbreak, health authorities have recently expanded the list of areas in which yellow fever vaccination is recommended for travelers.
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German Sausage Haus, LLC, Recalls Meat Products Due To Possible Processing Deviation and Staphylococcal Enterotoxin Contamination

CDC Food Safety - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 00:00
German Sausage Haus, LLC, a Camano Island, Wash., establishment, is recalling approximately 1,252 pounds of Heat Treated, Not Fully Cooked-Not Shelf Stable (HTNFCNSS) meat products due to a possible processing deviation that may have led to staphylococcal enterotoxin contamination.

America New York RI Wang Food Group Recalls Sausage Products Due To Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen

CDC Food Safety - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 22:40
America New York RI Wang Food Group, a Maspeth, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 53,973 pounds of Heat Treated but Not Fully Cooked-Not Shelf Stable pork sausage products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.

Alert - Flooding in South Asia

CDC Travel Notices - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 03:00
Since the monsoon season began in August 2017, widespread flooding in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal has affected more than 40 million people.
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Natural Grocers Issues Recall on Organic Deglet Dates Due to Mislabeling and Undeclared Allergens

CDC Food Safety - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:51
Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc., a Lakewood, Colorado-based natural grocery chain, is recalling Natural Grocers brand Organic Deglet Noor Dates Pitted because it may contain undeclared coconut, an allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to coconut run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

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CDC Travel Notices - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 12:30
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Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning Prevention

CDC Your Environment and Your Health - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 12:12
When power outages occur after severe weather (such as severe storms, hurricanes or tornadoes), using alternative sources of power can cause carbon monoxide (CO) to build up in a home and poison the people and animals inside. Every year, at least 430 people die in the U. S. from accidental CO poisoning. Approximately 50,000 people in the U.S. visit the emergency department each year due to accidental CO poisoning. There are steps you can take to help protect yourself and your household from CO poisoning. Change the batteries in your CO detector every six months. If you don’t have a

New: Health Alert Network (HAN) No. 407 - Rifampin/Penicillin-Resistant Strain of RB51 Brucella Contracted from Consumption of Raw Milk

The Texas Department of State Health Services, with assistance from CDC, is investigating Brucella RB51 exposures and illnesses that may be connected to the purchase and consumption of raw (unpasteurized) milk from K-Bar Dairy in Paradise, Texas. Symptoms of brucellosis can include: fever, sweats, malaise, anorexia, headache, fatigue, muscle & joint pain, and potentially more serious complications (e.g., swelling of heart, liver, or spleen, neurologic symptoms).
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New: Health Alert Network (HAN) No. 407 - Rifampin/Penicillin-Resistant Strain of RB51 Brucella Contracted from Consumption of Raw Milk

CDC Health Alert Network (HAN) - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 11:30
The Texas Department of State Health Services, with assistance from CDC, is investigating Brucella RB51 exposures and illnesses that may be connected to the purchase and consumption of raw (unpasteurized) milk from K-Bar Dairy in Paradise, Texas. Symptoms of brucellosis can include: fever, sweats, malaise, anorexia, headache, fatigue, muscle & joint pain, and potentially more serious complications (e.g., swelling of heart, liver, or spleen, neurologic symptoms).

Alert - Earthquake and Hurricane in Mexico

CDC Travel Notices - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 03:00
Two recent natural disasters have caused severe damage, injuries, and deaths in Mexico.
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Cherry Valley Marketplace Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk Allergens in “Cherry Valley Vanilla Cupcakes” and “Cherry Valley Chocolate Cupcakes”

CDC Food Safety - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 18:01
Cherry Valley Marketplace, West Hempstead, NY, is recalling its 12-ounce packages of CHERRY VALLEY VANILLA CUPCAKES and CHERRY VALLEY CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES because they may contain undeclared milk allergens. Consumers who are allergic to milk allergens may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

Bravo Produce Inc. Retira Maradol Papaya de Productores y Exportadores de Carica Papaya de Tecomán y Costa Alegre SPR de RL y empacadas por Frutas Selectas de Tijuana, S. de R.L. de C.V. Por posible riesgo a la salud

CDC Food Safety - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 10:56
Bravo Produce Inc de San Ysidro, está retirando Maradol Papaya, cultivadas por Productores y Exportadores de Carica Papaya de Tecoman y Costa Alegre SPR de RL y empacadas por Frutas Selectas de Tijuana, S. de R.L. de C.V., como manera preventiva, debido a que dicho producto ha probado positivo para Salmonella, es de suma importancia mencionar que dicha bacteria puede afectar a niños, ancianos y personas con sistemas inmunológicos débiles. Los síntomas a experimentar son fiebre, diarrea, náusea, vómito y dolor abdominal. En raras circunstancias, la infección por Salmonella puede resultar en el organismo entrando en el torrente sanguíneo y la producción de enfermedades graves, como las infecciones arteriales (es decir, los aneurismas infectados), endocarditis y artritis.

Alert - Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean

CDC Travel Notices - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 03:00
Beginning on September 6, 2017, Hurricane Irma crossed the Caribbean and caused severe damage in a number of countries and territories, including Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, the British Virgin Islands, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Martin, Sint Maarten, Turks and Caicos, and the US Virgin Islands.
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