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6 months 1 week ago

Health officials warn of measles exposure

SEATAC, Wash. (AP) - Public health officials are warning that people may have been exposed to measles at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. In a news release, Public Health-Seattle & King County officials say a passenger who contracted a confirmed case of the disease - likely outside the United States - was...

3 years 1 month ago

Listeria outbreak sparks food safety forum

DENVER (AP) - The governor's forum on Colorado agriculture plans to feature discussions on food safety and how to reduce outbreaks. This year, the annual event comes after a listeria outbreak was traced to cantaloupes grown at Jensen Farms in Colorado. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the...

3 years 1 month ago

Possible measles outbreak in Super Bowl Village

A person diagnosed with measles may have exposed others at Indianapolis' Super Bowl Village to the disease, according to Indiana health officials, who say they're not yet concerned about a widespread outbreak. Two cases of measles have been confirmed in Hamilton County, with another two suspected in Boone County. One...

4 years 7 months ago

FDA commissioner: cook your eggs

An over-easy egg should make you uneasy -- according to the head of the Food and Drug Administration. Margaret Hamburg says consumers should strictly avoid runny yolks, as investigators continue their probe of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 1,300 people. About a half billion eggs have been...

4 years 7 months ago

How to read codes on egg cartons

A salmonella outbreak in eggs that's sickened people around the country--including in Colorado-- and prompted a nationwide recall is causing some confusion. At issue--how to read the codes on egg cartons. Here in Colorado, the store brand eggs at Albertson's and Safeway are included in the recall, but not...

4 years 7 months ago

Pet food causing salmonella in kids

Keep young kids away from the pet food. That advice comes from researchers who are reporting the first known salmonella outbreak in humans linked to dry pet food. Most of the victims are young children. And the experts don't think they're actually eating the pet food. They think the...

4 years 7 months ago

Rattlesnake cakes pack a vicious bite

It could've been the rattlesnake cakes. Or more precisely, the eggs in the cakes served by The Fort, a restaurant in the foothills west of Denver that specializes in wild game and other Western fare. Jefferson County health officials believe a salmonella outbreak caused by eggs that were likely...

5 years 5 months ago

Nurses' union threatens strike over swine flu

A nurses' union is threatening a one-day strike at 34 hospitals across California, accusing them of poor swine flu preparedness. California Nurses Association spokesman Chuck Idelson says up to 16,000 registered nurses will strike on Oct. 30 if federal swine flu recommendations aren't written into their contracts. Idelson said Monday...

5 years 5 months ago

Pueblo reports second swine flu death

Pueblo County has reported its second H1N1 swine flu death in a week. The two victims have been identified as Ronald Berumen, 37, and Jacqueline Romero, 21. Each had underlying health conditions. Berumen suffered from a seizure disorder while Romero was diabetic. Berumen died in the emergency room of...

5 years 6 months ago

Colorado Springs school closed by flu outbreak

Cesar Chavez Academy charter school in Colorado Springs is closed because of an apparent swine flu outbreak. School was dismissed at 1 pm Thursday--the school will remain closed until Wednesday of next week as the building is disinfected, and students and teachers are given the opportunity to recover. The...

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