Pet hedgehogs associated with salmonella outbreak, 'don't kiss or snuggle' them, CDC warns

FOX News

At least 11 people across eight states have been sickened so far, the CDC said. At least 11 people in eight states have been affected by a salmonella outbreak that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says is likely linked to pet hedgehogs. The CDC announced Friday that "epidemiologic and laboratory evidence indicate that contact with pet hedgehogs is the likely source of this outbreak," and noted that 10 out of the 11 people who have been sickened with Salmonella Typhimurium told the federal health agency that they had contact with a hedgehog before becoming ill. At least one person has been hospitalized in relation to the outbreak but no deaths have been reported at this time. As of Jan. 23, the states that have been affected by the outbreak include Colorado, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Texas and Wyoming.


Hurricane Florence could poison North Carolina's water with manure, ash and radiation

Daily Mail - Science & tech

North Carolinans could face weeks toxic sludge and contaminated drinking water even after Hurricane Florence has passed. With rainfall expected to reach three feet, the parts of the state could soon be awash in everything from coal ashes to pig manure and even nuclear waste from flooded sites. The slush and all the fecal matter and toxins it may contain will be liable to seep into farm soil, groundwater and wells. Daily Mail Online breaks down the health threats that may lurk long after the storm has passed. Winds up to 130 mph and a 13-foot storm surge are due to slam into North Carolina in the coming hours.


Garden of Life organic meals and shakes linked with 27 cases of salmonella infection

FOX News

A multistate outbreak of salmonella infections linked to a shake product has risen to 27, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported Thursday. The product, Garden of Life RAW Meal Organic Shake & Meal, was recalled on Jan. 29 and Feb. 12 after officials identified them as the source of the outbreak. The latest CDC report increased the number of reported ill people by nine individuals reported from eight states. The most recent case of an illness started on March 13. The states affected are: Alabama, California, Florida, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin and West Virginia.


Salmonella Symptoms: Kratom Consumption Sickens 47 More In Latest Outbreak

International Business Times

The recent salmonella outbreak has affected 47 more individuals, this time linked to products containing the Southeast Asian plant kratom, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Thursday. The latest number brings the total of salmonella infected cases to a total of 87 from 35 states. No deaths have been reported so far, but health officials said 27 people required hospitalization due to illness caused by the infection. The latest affected individuals are from Alaska, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Nevada, Texas, and West Virginia -- the eight states joining this outbreak. Kratom -- also known as Thang, Kakuam, Thom, Ketom, and Biak -- is a plant used as a dietary supplement in the form of pills, powders, capsules and tea made of ground-up leaves from the plant.


CDC Warns Residents in Eight U.S. States of Cut-Fruit Salmonella Outbreak

U.S. News

The recalled products were distributed to Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, and Ohio and sold in clear, plastic containers at stores including Costco Wholesale Corp, Kroger Co, Payless, Owen's, Sprouts, Trader Joe's, Walgreens, Walmart Inc, and Whole Foods, a unit of Amazon.com