Unprecedented Surge in Crime Stirs Alarm in New York City

Date: April 4, 2023 NEW YORK CITY — In recent months, New York City has seen a dramatic increase in crime rates, causing concerns among its residents and authorities. The surge in criminal activity has prompted city officials to take immediate action to address the issue and implement new strategies to restore the city’s reputation […]

CDC warns Candida auris fungal infections spreading in US at alarming rate

Potentially deadly fungal infections with Candida auris are spreading rapidly in U.S. healthcare facilities, with cases nearly doubling between 2020 and 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. The number of cases rose by 44% to 476 in 2019, up from 330 in 2018, and subsequently 59% to 756 in 2020 and by […]

Strawberries recalled, Hepatitis A Outbreak

(Our product safety information is produced by our editors and some content sourced from information provided by the respective company directly and government regulatory agencies. If this is a recall we encourage you to contact the company directly for complete information.) California Splendor, Inc. Recalls Kirkland Brand Bags of Frozen Organic Whole Strawberries Distributed by […]

Deadly Drug-Resistant Bacteria Outbreak

Outbreak of Extensively Drug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa Associated with Artificial Tears CDC is collaborating with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and state and local health departments to investigate a multistate outbreak of an extensively drug-resistant strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The outbreak strain, carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa with Verona integron-mediated metallo-β-lactamase and Guiana extended-spectrum-β-lactamase (VIM-GES-CRPA), had never […]

Outbreaks of norovirus are on the rise

Cases of norovirus are rising in various areas of the U.S. and world, including Europe and Canada, and the pathogen is making headlines. It recently sickened nearly 500 on two U.S.-based cruise ships. And it’s once again responsible for myriad school closings, with one Detroit-area principal detailing a “rolling incidence of students throwing up” last week, causing the cancelation of classes […]

Latest CDC Recommendations to Avoid the Flu

The latest recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to avoid the flu include: It’s important to note that these recommendations may change as new information about the flu becomes available, so it’s always a good idea to check the latest guidance from the CDC.