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Norovirus Outbreak Strikes San Francisco School
January 15, 2018

Public health officials have confirmed more than 50 cases of norovirus at McKinley Elementary School in San Francisco, CA. According to the San Francisco Unified School District, 53 students... Read more

OSHA Increases Penalty Amounts For Violations
January 11, 2018

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has increased the maximum penalty amounts for violations of its standards and regulations. OSHA revised the fines for civil penalties... Read more

Listeria Concerns Lead to Ice Cream Bar Recall
January 10, 2018

Fieldbrook Foods Corp. has issued a voluntary recall for its ice cream bars. Dunkirk, NY- based Fieldbrook issued the recall after random product testing revealed traces of the bacteria.... Read more

Triclosan Among Ingredients Banned from Antiseptic Washes
December 20, 2017

This week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized a rule eliminating the use of 24 active ingredients, including triclosan, from over-the-counter antiseptic washes and scrubs,... Read more

Norovirus Hits Largest Cruise Ship
December 20, 2017

More than 330 passengers were struck with norovirus while vacationing in the Caribbean on the world’s largest cruise ship, Independence of the Seas, The Washington Post reports. The remaining... Read more

Flu Source of More Sick Days Than Any Other Respiratory Illness
December 14, 2017

Employees with influenza have lost more work time compared to employees with other types of respiratory illness, according to a study in the December Journal of Occupational and Environmental... Read more

Norovirus Outbreak Strikes Cruise Ship
December 8, 2017

Health officials have reported nearly 200 cases of norovirus aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship. Cruise line officials stated 195 passengers and crew members onboard the MS Ovation of the... Read more

U.S. Flu Activity Higher Than Average
December 7, 2017

The number of people seeing their physicians for influenza symptoms was higher than average for the first time this season, according to this week’s report from the U.S. Centers for Disease... Read more

Mold Contamination Sparks Bottled Water Recall
December 6, 2017

The Kroger Co. has issued a voluntary recall of its Comforts for Baby Purified Water with Fluoride Added due to the risk of mold contamination. The grocery retailer issued the recall after... Read more

Deadly Listeria Outbreak Strikes South Africa
December 6, 2017

South African Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has issued a warning about a deadly outbreak of listeria in the country. More than 550 cases of listeria have been reported in South Africa in the... Read more