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We hear time and time again the dangers of visiting petting zoos especially when proper handwashing is neglected. This time it occurred in St. Louis at a petting zoo called Grant’s Farm. Here is everything you need to know about the Grant’s Farm Ecoli Outbreak: What We Know: According to KMOV4, the Missouri Department of Health and Human services along with two other agencies are investigating after they say five people became sick after…
When you go to a hospital, the hope is that you’ll get better. You do not expect to catch your death from the hospital water. For at least one patient, they caught a water born bacterial infection at the hospital which likely caused their death. At writing, fourteen others also caught the disease, called Legionnaires’ disease after the 1976 American Legion convention where it was first identified. Here’s what YOU need to know about…
A local daycare closed its doors today following a Salmonella outbreak in Omaha, Nebraska.According to local media, the Douglas County Health Department confirmed its launch of an investigation into the outbreak. The number of illnesses and exact source of the outbreak have not yet been released. Here is what you need to know about the Elite Childcare Academy Salmonella Outbreak : The Outbreak The outbreak numbers and statistics are currently unknown. This is likely because we…
“It’s a cool place, and they say it gets colder.  You’re bundled up now wait ‘til you get older.  But the meteor men beg to differ, judging by the hole in the satellite picture.”  Perhaps Smash Mouth is on to something.  Don’t believe them?  Just ask Nelly, “It’s getting hot in here.  So take off all your…”  Whoa Nelly!  Hold up!  This is a family blog! Let’s be serious here.  Whether your belief system…
Lately there have been a lot of reports of Legionnaires’ disease in the news.  New York has been the recent front-page outbreak, but it has become an increasing problem in the United States.  As recent as 2015 (less than 5 years) Legionnaires’ disease has claimed 12 lives in New York and sickened another 120 people and counting. This leaves a lot of questions, like what’s the deal with Cooling Towers and Legionnaires’ Disease? If you…
Once upon a time, I was convinced that the dirtiest food on earth resided in my daughter’s room. But after becoming a contributing writer for Make Food Safe, I discovered there are far more nefarious and innumerable germs that could be counted on a random piece of leftover pizza carelessly tossed on a nightstand. I’m not talking about spoiled food. Pull up a chair and let me tell you the story of the dirtiest food…
Raw cookie dough.  You either love it or you hate it.  I happen to be smack firmly in the hate category.  While I am certainly a germaphobe, that actually isn’t the reason why.  I just really don’t like the flavor or texture.  Don’t get me wrong, I can over indulge on a batch of cookies any day.  After they are cooked. Why? Because there are hidden risks of Raw Cookie Dough. But honestly, it just…
Imagine my dismay when learning that Aldi Baker’s Corner Flour has been linked to an Ecoli O26 outbreak. A product that is a staple in our home and is so reasonably priced that we often stock up for our cooking and baking adventures. Naturally, I went deep into some research. And here’s what you need to know about the Bakers Corner Flour Ecoli O26 Outbreak. What We Know The case count by state is:…
Bakers beware. There’s yet another outbreak of Ecoli linked to flour – this time there’s an Bakers Corner Flour Ecoli Outbreak. So grab a pen and get ready to check your pantries. There’s an Ecoli O26 outbreak and a recall. The Outbreak The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported just today that there is a multi-state outbreak of Ecoli O26 infections linked to Aldi, in association with ADM Milling Co., Bakers Corner All…
Hot off the presses! The New Jersey Department of Health has announced a fatal Union County Legionnaires Disease outbreak. Here’s What You Need to Know Public health officials are investigating a cluster of Legionnaires disease among people who live in¾or have recently visited Union County, New Jersey.  Between March 8 and May 13, 22 people who lived in or had visited Union County developed Legionnaires disease.  5 of those people died.  The “vast majority” of…