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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Health News: Illinois health officials looking into 30 illnesses possibly from apple cider ♦ Infected food handler suspected source of 3 typhoid fever cases

Illinois health officials looking into 30 illnesses possibly from apple cider Illinois health officials are potentially linking a cluster of 30 gastrointestinal illnesses to consumption of apple cider during a recent fall festival in Pike County. Officials with the Pike County Health Department, Adams County Health Department, and the Illinois Department of Public Health are investigating 30 suspect cases of illness identified in attendees of the festival
Infected food handler suspected source of 3 typhoid fever cases Colorado public health officials have confirmed three cases of typhoid fever among individuals who had eaten at a Mexican restaurant in Firestone, CO, this past August. Two of them were hospitalized, and all three have recovered. No new cases have been reported. Officials from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Weld County
90 percent of skin-based viruses represent viral 'dark matter,' scientists reveal Scientists in recent years have made great progress in characterizing the bacterial population that normally lives on human skin and contributes to health and disease. Now researchers have used state-of-the-art techniques to survey the skin's virus population, or "virome." The study reveals that most DNA viruses on healthy human skin are viral "dark matter" that have never been described before. The research also includes the development of a set of virome analysis tools that are now available to researchers for further investigations
Traveling through space? Don't forget your sleeping pills and skin cream A new study is the first-ever examination of the medications used by astronauts on long-duration missions to the International Space Station: the medications they used, the reasons they used them and how well they said the medicines worked were analyzed.

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