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Legionnaires’ outbreak reported at Las Vegas resort

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – A luxury resort on the Las Vegas strip has been linked to cases of the sometimes deadly Legionnaires’ disease that has sickened a handful of guests since 2009, health officials and the hotel said on Friday. Elevated levels of the bacteria that causes the disease were…

21 sickened from Salmonella-tainted sprouts in the U.S.

WASHINGTON — 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. The illnesses arose between April 12 and June 7 and so far have spanned five states. Three people…

Bean sprouts blamed for fatal E. coli outbreak

BERLIN (AFP) – Germany blamed vegetable sprouts on Friday for a bacteria outbreak that has killed at least 33, left some 3,000 ill and cost farmers across Europe hundreds of millions in lost sales. After a weeks-long hunt for the elusive source of the contamination, German officials said they were…

U.S. confirms one case of E. coli in traveler to Germany

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States on Tuesday confirmed one of four suspected cases of E. coli illness in Americans who recently traveled to Germany, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. “In the United States, one confirmed and three suspected cases of STEC O104:H4 infections have been identified…

Sprouts might be responsible for bacteria: officials

HANOVER, Germany (AFP) – Seed sprouts are suspected of being at the root of a deadly E. coli outbreak which has killed 22 people, mainly in Germany, a regional agriculture minister said on Sunday. Gert Lindermann, who represents Lower-Saxony, said there was not yet definite proof but a connection had…

Sprawling devastation as US storm toll tops 310

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama (AFP) – Shocked Americans on Friday sifted through the rubble from the worst US tornadoes in decades, which carved a trail of destruction across the south claiming at least 313 lives. Communities like Alabama Governor Robert Bentley’s home town of Tuscaloosa were virtually wiped off the map, and…

Scare over IV food after nine die in US hospitals

WASHINGTON – An inquiry is underway after nine US hospital patients died, and 10 others fell ill, having being fed intravenously with apparently contaminated liquid food, a spokeswoman said Wednesday. The 19 people were patients at six Alabama hospitals, and health authorities in the southern state have called on the…

Mexico state near US on alert after H1N1 deaths

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AFP) – Authorities in Mexico’s Chihuahua state along the US border announced preventive health measures Sunday to stanch a return of an H1N1 epidemic after four people recently died of the virus. “School checks will be implemented following a renewed outbreak of H1N1 human influenza, as a…

Flu epidemic shuts all Moscow schools

MOSCOW — Moscow and two other cities shut their schools for a week Saturday and urged children not to play in groups in a bid to stamp out the worst flu outbreak to hit central Russia in more than a decade. The Moscow education department’s order covered more than 1,500…

Angry Haitian mobs lynch 45 ‘witches’ over cholera outbreak

PORT-AU-PRINCE — Angry Haitian mobs have lynched at least 45 people in recent weeks, accusing them of spreading a cholera outbreak that has killed over 2,500 people across the country, officials said Wednesday. The number included at least 14 suspected sorcerers previously known to have been lynched in the far…

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