The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that it still did not know the source of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 869 people and plans to expand its search beyond tomatoes, the first suspected culprit. A USA Today…
Concerns over salmonella contamination have led the FDA to issue nationwide health warnings for tomatoes. This in turn has led to many vendors recalling or prohibiting the use of tomatoes in their products. A food safety journalist discusses the tomato…
By PBS NewsHour
Federal officials are trying to locate the source of a 17-state salmonella outbreak linked to three types of raw tomatoes while the list of supermarkets and restaurants pulling the affected tomato varieties from shelves and menus continues to grow.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Federal officials said Thursday they will intensify efforts to move Gulf Coast hurricane victims out of some 38,000 government-issued trailers as quickly as possible after tests found toxic levels of formaldehyde fumes.
Andrew Speaker, the Atlanta lawyer diagnosed with a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis, told a Senate panel Wednesday via phone that doctors did not explicitly warn him not to travel, though health officials disagreed. The NewsHour reports on the hearing.
A Chicago boy contracted a life-threatening case of the vaccinia virus -- a virus similar to smallpox -- after his father, a soldier, received the smallpox vaccine. The NewsHour reports on doctors' and the military's efforts to prevent and treat…
Over one-hundred people in at least twenty-one states have become sick by eating spinach contaminated with E. coli bacteria according to the Food and Drug Administration, which advised consumers not to eat any fresh spinach until further notice.
By PBS NewsHour
The current flu season appears to have peaked after getting off to an unusually early and harsh start, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday.
The number of West Nile virus cases in 2003 has tripled since last week and may eventually surpass the total for last year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.
The number of gay and bisexual men in the U.S who tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS jumped 7.1 percent in 2002, while the number of new HIV diagnoses remained stable for other vulnerable groups.
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