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Don’t kiss that turtle, stop touching that bearded dragon & stop touching yourself: CDC reports 132 sick in multistate outbreak of human Salmonella

April 24, 2014 by

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by Doug Powell The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is collaborating with public health, veterinary, and agriculture officials in many states and the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) to investigate an outbreak of Salmonella Cotham infections linked to contact with pet bearded dragons purchased from multiple stores in different […]

Portland (OR) to flush 38M gallon reservoir after teen uses it as a toilet

April 18, 2014 by

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by Doug Powell Portland will dispose of 38 million gallons of treated reservoir water after learning that a 19-year-old man urinated into it, even though urine-tainted drinking water is apparently not much of a health risk.  Water Bureau Administrator David Shaff said that animals urinate into the reservoir often and that there’s no real problem with […]

NYC restaurant inspection and disclosure program sucks: expert?

April 14, 2014 by

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by Doug Powell Restaurant inspection and disclosure programs like the A, B, C system favored by New York City, has a lot of problems: but I wouldn’t want to be the politician who says, this public health data is too complicated for you, so it’s secret. The challenge is how to best improve disclosure systems. […]

Potential outbreak at Muskegon sports bar

April 11, 2014 by

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by Ben Chapman Muskegon, MI birthplace of the Detroit Red Wings’ Justin Abdelkader and punk rocker Iggy Pop is also home to what looks like a foodborne illness outbreak. According to Mlive, patrons of Bonicki’s Bistro reported illnesses to owner Norm Spyke as well as the local health authorities. Officials at Public Health – Muskegon County are […]

Man arrested at NY airport for smuggling cocaine in frozen meat

April 8, 2014 by

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by Doug Powell Many years ago when I was a teenager, a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away (Canada), some friends went to Jamacia, and came back with a wooden owl – filled with ganga. Things haven’t changed much. From the frozen meat files, a man who was flying from Trinidad to […]

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