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Be careful about excessive E. coli in treats this summer
The Taipei City Government's Department of Health (DOH) announced a list of 11 disqualified cold drinks and icy treats yesterday with excessive levels of E. Coli. Items on the list include "Latte with ice" from OK Mart, "Black Tea Slurpee" from T.K.K. (頂瓜瓜) Fried Chicken's Rui-guang branch and Chocolate Milkshake from Drama cafe.
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A woman in Washington state died from measles in the spring -- the first measles death in the U.S. since 2003 and the first in the state since 1990, health officials said Thursday.
California lawmakers on Monday sent the governor a contentious bill that would impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the U.S. in reaction to a recent measles outbreak at Disneyland.
S. Korea cautiously reports no new MERS cases or deaths
South Korea reported no new cases of MERS or deaths from the virus for the first time in nine days Monday, but officials warned there was no indication yet that the outbreak had been brought under control.
Sister Nirmala, Mother Teresa's successor, dies at 81 in Kolkata
Sister Nirmala Joshi, who succeeded Mother Teresa as head of her Missionaries of Charity in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata, died on Tuesday at the age of 81, church officials said.
Health workers celebrated Friday a key step towards eradicating the flesh-burrowing guinea worm after South Sudan, once by far the worst affected country, said it had recorded no cases this year.
South Korea says its deadly MERS outbreak may have peaked
South Korea believes its MERS virus outbreak may have peaked, and experts say the next several days will be critical to determining whether the government's belated efforts have successfully stymied a disease that has killed seven people and infected nearly 100 in the country.
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President Ma Ying-jeou convened a meeting of the National Security Council on Friday to heighten the nation's alert level and threat response in light of the spread of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak in South Korea.
Three more cases of measles were confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC, 疾管署), yesterday, adding to the total number of diagnoses in a case of group infections starting from the Ever Rich Duty Free Shop in Neihu, according to CDC officials.
Dolphins swimming in the oil-contaminated waters of the Gulf of Mexico after the 2010 BP spill suffered unusual lung lesions and died at high rates because of petroleum pollution, U.S. scientists said Thursday.
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