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Saturday, April 26, 2014

4/26/14 Health News: Texas quarantine expanded for citrus disease ♦ Bird flu found on California quail farm ♦ BEARDED DRAGONS LINKED TO SALMONELLA OUTBREAK ♦ 1 in 20 Adult Outpatients Misdiagnosed

Texas quarantine expanded for citrus disease
The vast majority of Texas’ commercial citrus groves now reside in expanded quarantine areas aimed at slowing the spread of a disease decimating citrus around the world.The state Department of Agriculture expanded the citrus greening quarantine areas in South Texas on Monday to cover Hidalgo and Cameron counties. Only a small amount of commercial citrus grown in Willacy County remains outside the current quarantine. Continue Reading


Bird flu found on California quail farm; Russia bans import of state's poultry
Low-pathogenic avian influenza, a disease known as bird flu, has been detected on a California quail farm earlier this month, and Russia has announced a ban on California poultry imports due to the sickness outbreak in the state.Continue Reading


CDC: BEARDED DRAGONS LINKED TO SALMONELLA OUTBREAK
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) earlier this week announced the likely source of a Salmonella Cotham outbreak was bearded dragons children like for pets. The illnesses involved 132 people in 31 states, and most were children aged five and younger. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services first reported the outbreak last... Continue Reading


1 in 20 Adult Outpatients Misdiagnosed, Study Reports

At least 1 in 20 adult outpatients receives an incorrect diagnosis from their doctor, according to a new study. Sometimes the consequences are minor -- calling something an “allergy” when it’s really a cold, for instance. But in more than 6 million patients a year in the United States, such misdiagnosis could have major consequences, such as a dangerous delay in cancer treatment.Continue Reading
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