Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Salmonella-tainted sprouts sicken 21 in US

An outbreak of salmonella poisoning in salad sprouts has sickened 21 people in the United States but is not connected to the German E. coli outbreak, health authorities said Tuesday.

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CDC: Food poisoning from salmonella up in US

(AP) -- More Americans got food poisoning last year, with salmonella cases driving the increase, the government reported Tuesday.

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Snakebites a rising danger for U.S. children

(HealthDay)—More than 1,300 U.S. kids suffer snakebites each year on average, with one in four attacks occurring in Florida and Texas, a new study reveals.

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Arizona death may be linked to European E. coli

(AP) -- Health officials say the death of an Arizona resident who recently traveled to Germany may be linked to the food-poisoning outbreak in Europe.

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Norovirus is the leading cause of infection outbreaks in US hospitals

Norovirus, a pathogen that often causes food poisoning and gastroenteritis, was responsible for 18.2 percent of all infection outbreaks and 65 percent of ward closures in U.S. hospitals during a two-year period, according ...

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Poison control at risk in California, other states

(AP) -- Each day, skeleton crews of doctors, nurses and pharmacists field almost 900 calls a day around California from people such as a mother whose child swallowed flea repellant and an elderly man who accidentally doubled ...

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Mexican papayas sicken 99 in US

Mexican papayas tainted with salmonella have sickened 99 people in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday.

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