Romaine Responsible for E. Coli Outbreak

By Colleen Dabrowski Nineteen states have been affected by an outbreak of Escherichia coli, also known as E. coli, that Center for Disease Control (CDC) officials link to romaine lettuce harvested in Yuma, Arizona. Ingestion of a food item contaminated with E. coli often leads to illness within two to eight days after consumption, with symptoms ranging from diarrhea to stomach cramps to vomiting. According … Continue reading Romaine Responsible for E. Coli Outbreak

Influenza Outbreak Is Worst Since 2009

By Michael McCurry      This year’s flu season continues to rage on and, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), all but two states have been deemed to have widespread outbreaks. Included in those forty-eight states is New Jersey, which according to the New Jersey Department of Health has now reached 10,000 confirmed cases of the flu this season. On a nationwide level, … Continue reading Influenza Outbreak Is Worst Since 2009