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11 months 3 weeks ago

FDA receives 89 reports of illness from yogurt

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - At least 89 people have reported getting sick after eating Chobani Greek yogurt manufactured in Twin Falls, the Food and Drug Administration reported. FDA spokeswoman Tamara Ward told The Times-News on Monday that some have described nausea and cramps. No link has been confirmed between...

1 year 8 months ago

Norovirus continues at the Pueblo Regent

Here's an update to a story we brought you Sunday, illness still abounds at the Regent in Pueblo. The assisted living facility says they are going through certain guidelines to help quarantine the building. They aren't releasing recent numbers, but this past weekend we reported 29 residents and seven staff...

2 years 4 months ago

Illness starts at Health Center luncheon

The Pueblo City-County Health Department is investigating an illness that may have spread at a catered lunch Tuesday for the Pueblo Community Health Center. The illness may have been spread through food, or human contact. At this point 27 of the 80 people who attended showed mild to moderate,...

2 years 6 months 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...

2 years 11 months ago

Food borne illnesses could increase

WASHINGTON (AP) - Outbreaks of listeria and other serious illnesses linked to tainted food are becoming more common, partly because much of what we eat takes a long and winding road from farm to fork. A cantaloupe grown on a Colorado field may make four or five stops before...

3 years 4 weeks ago

West Nile virus dangerous after heavy rains

State officials are testing for West Nile virus after monsoon rains brought mosquitoes out in force. So far, Colorado officials have confirmed only one human case of the virus, which can cause flulike symptoms and sometimes death. The Denver Post reports that a 47-year-old Longmont woman tested positive...

3 years 11 months ago

Jimmy Carter to leave Ohio hospital after 2-day stay

Former President Jimmy Carter is getting ready to leave an Ohio hospital where he spent two days recovering from a viral infection doctors say likely gave him stomach problems. Susan Christopher, spokeswoman for Cleveland's MetroHealth Medical Center, says the 85-year-old ex-president will leave the hospital between 12:30 p.m. and...

4 years 1 month ago

Colorado woman diagnosed with West Nile

Larimer County health officials say a 39-year-old woman in LaPorte is the second Coloradan with a confirmed case of West Nile virus this year. The woman, whose name wasn't released, is the first Larimer County resident diagnosed with the mosquito-borne disease this year. The Larimer County Department of Health...

4 years 2 months ago

FDA stepping up oversight of nation's produce

It's the little things that often make food unsafe. And now, the government is looking to tighten the oversight of produce. Worker hygiene, undetected animal contact and runoff from animal manure are often difficult to identify as the sources of food-borne illness -- something that's frustrated health authorities for...

4 years 4 months ago

Coloradans join in malaria-fighting efforts

Denver-area churches are launching a campaign to fight malaria. The launch of the Ten Thousand Nets campaign Sunday coincides with World Malaria Day. Denver Community Church pastor Michael Hidalgo says it's maddening that close to 1 million people die every year from a treatable, preventable disease. The campaign hopes to...

4 years 5 months ago

UPDATE: A look at food inspections in Pueblo County

I just got done interviewing the Pueblo-City County Health Department about restaurant inspections. Here's what I found out. The health department inspects roughly 900 retail food establishments in Pueblo County every year. Each establishment is inspected once or twice a year, depending on the type of facility and food being...

4 years 6 months ago

350 sick aboard cruise ship in Caribbean

A cruise line says about 350 people are responding well to medicine after getting sick on a cruise to the Caribbean that departed from South Carolina. Celebrity Cruise spokeswoman Cynthia Martinez said Tuesday that 326 of the more than 1,800 passengers on the Celebrity Mercury began complaining Sunday of...

4 years 8 months ago

Colorado 'popcorn lung' man settles lawsuit

A Colorado man who developed "popcorn lung" from regularly eating microwave popcorn and its artificial butter flavoring has settled his claims against a flavor developer. Documents filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Denver say Wayne Watson has settled claims against FONA International Inc., formerly Flavors of North America Inc....

4 years 10 months ago

Seasonal flu vaccinations hit record number

More Americans have been vaccinated against seasonal flu this fall than ever before by this time of year, federal health officials said Friday. Sixty million people have gotten the winter flu vaccine - probably because they're paying more attention to flu warnings in general, thanks to swine flu. It's...

4 years 11 months ago

West Nile Virus confirmed in Pueblo County

A Pueblo County resident has a confirmed case of West Nile virus, according to the Pueblo City-County Health Department, the first case of 2009. In addition, three horses in the county have tested positive. "The individual that tested positive for West Nile virus is recovering at home and most...

4 years 11 months ago

H1N1 flu spreads in Canon City

More cases of the H1N1 virus or swine flu are surfacing in Canon City. The cases seem to be leveling off in the middle school, less than two dozen were out sick on September 14, down from 100 students two weeks ago. However, now the virus is spreading elsewhere. Fifteen...

4 years 11 months ago

H1N1 virus confirmed at school in Canon City

The Fremont County Health Department says an illness sweeping through Canon City Middle School is the H1N1 virus or swine flu. Becki Vettesse, Director of Public Health in Fremont County says three students tested positive for the virus. The test results came back Tuesday morning from a state health...

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