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Message 1997067 - Posted: 6 Jun 2019, 18:22:35 UTC - in response to Message 1997063.  

Note a key description in there:

"when consumed in large quantities"

What is "large quantities?" One a year? One a minute?
Scientific studies quote numbers. Speculation waves arms.

Try reading the report?...

Was wondering if you, who must have a subscription to JAMA, might quote that part.
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Message 1997111 - Posted: 7 Jun 2019, 1:15:18 UTC - in response to Message 1997067.  

'Wake up call': 1M new STD infections daily
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/wake-up-call-1-million-new-std-infections-daily

More than 1 million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases pop up across the world every day, a figure that shows health officials have made little progress in curbing infections over the course of about five years.

“We’re seeing a concerning lack of progress in stopping the spread of sexually transmitted infections worldwide,” Dr. Peter Salama, the World Health Organization executive director for universal health coverage and life course, said in a statement.
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Message 1997223 - Posted: 7 Jun 2019, 18:53:23 UTC

Large Ebola outbreaks new normal, says WHO
https://www.bbc.com/news/health-48547983

Climate change, emerging diseases, exploitation of the rainforest, large and highly mobile populations, distrust of healthcare workers, weak governments and conflicts are making outbreaks more likely to occur and more likely to swell in size once they do.

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Message 1997560 - Posted: 9 Jun 2019, 14:38:27 UTC

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2019/06/08/Kroger-recalls-frozen-berries-due-to-hepatitis-A-concern/6021560032522/?ts_=5
June 8 (UPI) -- Kroger has announced a recall of a variety of frozen berry products over possible hepatitis A contamination.

The Kroger Co. said the Private Selection frozen berries, manufactured by Townsend Farms, are sold at Kroger grocery stores and affiliates, including, but not limited to, Ralphs, Dillons, Smith's, King Soopers and Fry's.

The recall, issued Friday, affects Private Selection frozen triple berry medley in both 16- and 48-ounce sizes, and Private Selection frozen blackberries in 16 ounces.
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Message 1997610 - Posted: 9 Jun 2019, 22:23:10 UTC - in response to Message 1997560.  

NJ Dunkin' Donuts employee tests positive for hepatitis A, customers urged to get vaccinated
https://www.app.com/story/life/food/2019/06/09/customers-nj-dunkin-donuts-urged-get-vaccinated-after-possible-hepatitis-exposure/1397465001/

According to reports, anyone who ate at a Turnersville Dunkin' Donuts between May 18 and June 1 is urged by health officials to get vaccinated after a sick employee tested positive for hepatitis A.

Though the possibility of infection is small, health officials say that customers who ate or drank anything from the store should be vaccinated if they haven't been already.
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Message 1997723 - Posted: 10 Jun 2019, 23:35:25 UTC - in response to Message 1997610.  

Tyson Foods recalls 190,000 pounds of chicken products
https://nypost.com/2019/06/10/tyson-foods-recalls-190000-pounds-of-chicken-products/

Tyson Foods has recalled more than 190,000 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken fritter products because some may contain hard plastic, according to the US Department of Agriculture.

The department’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said in a statement that it was concerned that some of the affected products may be in food service freezers.
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Message 1997827 - Posted: 11 Jun 2019, 20:41:21 UTC - in response to Message 1997723.  

Confirmation of case of ebola virus disease in Uganda
https://afro.who.int/news/confirmation-case-ebola-virus-disease-uganda

Kampala, 11 June 2019 - The Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) have confirmed a case of Ebola Virus Disease in Uganda. Although there have been numerous previous alerts, this is the first confirmed case in Uganda during the Ebola outbreak on-going in neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Message 1997941 - Posted: 12 Jun 2019, 18:37:08 UTC - in response to Message 1997827.  

CDC warns bats pose rabies risk to humans
https://www.foxnews.com/health/cdc-warns-bats-pose-rabies-risk-to-humans

Contact with infected bats is the leading cause of rabies deaths in the U.S., according to a Vital Signs report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC officials say bats are responsible for roughly 7 in 10 human rabies deaths in this country.
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Message 1998058 - Posted: 13 Jun 2019, 18:32:14 UTC - in response to Message 1997941.  

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Ebola spreads in Uganda—2 deaths, 27 in contact—as WHO calls emergency meeting
https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/06/ebola-spreads-in-uganda-2-deaths-27-in-contact-as-who-calls-emergency-meeting/

Local and international health officials are scrambling to smother a flare up of Ebola in Uganda, which spread this week from a massive, months-long outbreak in the neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo. The outbreak has sickened 2,084 and killed 1,405 since last August.
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Message 1998143 - Posted: 14 Jun 2019, 4:35:05 UTC

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/food/2019/06/13/king-arthur-flour-recall-e-coli-risk/1445598001/
Select bags of King Arthur Flour have been recalled for possible E. coli contamination.

According to the safety alert posted on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website, 14,218 cases of 5-pound bags unbleached all-purpose flour are a part of the voluntary recall “due to the potential presence of Escherichia coli bacteria (E. coli).”

The recalled unbleached all-purpose flour was distributed through retailers including Target and Walmart, and distributors nationwide. Nearly 114,000 bags of flour are included in the recall.
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Message 1998216 - Posted: 14 Jun 2019, 21:13:51 UTC - in response to Message 1994934.  

New York bans religious exemptions for vaccines amid measles outbreak - BBC News 
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48625990

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Message 1998241 - Posted: 15 Jun 2019, 0:09:04 UTC - in response to Message 1998216.  

5,200 people in ICE custody quarantined for exposure to mumps or chicken pox
https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/14/politics/mumps-chicken-pox-quarantine-ice/index.html

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement has placed 5,200 adult immigrants in quarantine after being exposed to mumps or chicken pox, a dramatic jump from just a few months ago, the agency says.
ICE has recorded cases of either mumps or chicken pox in 39 immigrant detention centers nationwide, an ICE official tells CNN.
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Message 1998357 - Posted: 15 Jun 2019, 23:15:27 UTC - in response to Message 1998241.  

Follow up story :
It's not yet an international Ebola emergency: WHO declares
https://www.africanews.com/2019/06/15/ebola-confirmed-in-uganda/


'Even the gloves are not enough’…Ugandan medics struggling to fight Ebola
http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/20190615/even-gloves-are-not-enoughugandan-medics-struggling-fight-ebola
BWERA, Uganda (AP) — The isolation ward for Ebola patients is a tent erected in the garden of the local hospital.

Gloves are distributed sparingly to health workers.

And, when the second person in this Uganda border town died after the Ebola outbreak spread from neighbouring Congo , the hospital, for several hours, could not find a vehicle to take away the body.

“We don’t really have an isolation ward,” Bwera Hospital administrator, Pedson Buthalha, told The Associated Press.
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Message 1998567 - Posted: 17 Jun 2019, 18:01:05 UTC - in response to Message 1998357.  

Kenya investigates patient with Ebola symptoms
https://nypost.com/2019/06/17/kenya-investigates-patient-with-ebola-symptoms/

NAIROBI, Kenya — A Kenyan official says health experts are investigating a hospital patient who has Ebola-like symptoms.

Kericho County spokesman Timothy Kimei issued a statement saying the patient is in isolation and the hospital in western Kenya took precautions to ensure minimal contact with staff.
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Message 1998703 - Posted: 18 Jun 2019, 20:38:04 UTC - in response to Message 1998567.  

‘Flesh-eating’ bacteria may be spreading to beach waters, seafood
https://nypost.com/2019/06/18/flesh-eating-bacteria-may-be-spreading-to-beach-waters-seafood/

With beach vacation season underway, scientists are sounding the alarm on a horrifying infection spreading throughout US coastlines.
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Message 1998930 - Posted: 20 Jun 2019, 17:01:21 UTC - in response to Message 1998703.  

How Measles Detectives Work To Contain An Outbreak
https://khn.org/news/how-measles-detectives-work-to-contain-an-outbreak/

On any given day, more than 4,000 people pass through the library at California State University-Los Angeles.

On April 11, one of them had measles. The building has only one entrance, which means that anyone who entered or exited the library within two hours of that person’s visit potentially was exposed to one of the most contagious diseases on Earth.
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Message 1999086 - Posted: 21 Jun 2019, 22:20:43 UTC - in response to Message 1998930.  

'Living drug' offers hope to terminal blood cancer patients
https://www.bbc.com/news/health-48706822

NHS patients with lymphoma have for the first time been given a pioneering treatment that genetically reprogrammes their immune system to fight cancer.

Mike Simpson, 62, from Durham, says his cancer is now "on the run".

The therapy, called CAR-T, is a "living drug" that is tailor-made for each patient using their body's own cells

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Message 1999466 - Posted: 24 Jun 2019, 21:20:02 UTC - in response to Message 1999086.  

U.S. turns to Mutombo to deliver Ebola message
https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/27043693/us-turns-mutombo-deliver-ebola-message


NEW YORK -- Unable to send disease fighters to help battle one of the deadliest Ebola outbreaks in history, U.S. health officials are turning to basketball Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo for help.
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Message 1999591 - Posted: 25 Jun 2019, 21:34:18 UTC - in response to Message 1999466.  

NM health department confirms first hantavirus death of 2019
https://www.kob.com/new-mexico-news/health-department-confirms-first-hantavirus-death-of-2019-/5402131/


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Officials with the New Mexico Department of Health say a 42-year-old woman from McKinley County has died as a result of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome.

This is the second confirmed case of hantavirus so far in 2019 and the first death.

The DOH completed an environmental investigation at the woman's home to help reduce risk to other people.
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Message 1999824 - Posted: 26 Jun 2019, 21:45:22 UTC - in response to Message 1999591.  

As Ebola outbreak rages, plan to test second vaccine sparks debate
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/06/ebola-outbreak-rages-plan-test-second-vaccine-sparks-debate


When the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) declared its 10th Ebola outbreak in August 2018, it had one weapon that was unavailable during the previous nine: a highly effective vaccine, produced by Merck & Co. Ten months later, health workers have administered some 130,000 doses, yet the epidemic is still raging; it is now the second largest in history, with more than 1500 deaths.
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