US National Whitewater Center (Photo: WSOC)
4 weeks ago
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CDC: Amoeba didn’t die in whitewater center’s murky churn

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is pointing to a problem with murky waters in the North Carolina water rapids course where an Ohio teen is believed to have been exposed to a brain-attacking amoeba.
CDC: Whitewater center systems inadequate to filter water
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CDC: Whitewater center systems inadequate to filter water

A federal health official says chlorination and filtration systems at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, where a rafter was infected by a deadly amoeba, were inadequate to properly clean the facility's waters.
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CDC: No doubt now that Zika virus causes rare birth defects

U.S. health officials say there's no longer any doubt that the Zika virus causes severe birth defects.
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South Korea registers 1st case of Zika virus

South Korea has reported the country's first case of the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne disease that has been linked to birth defects and other health issues.
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6 months ago
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CDC says Chipotle-linked outbreak of E. coli appears over

The federal agency that monitors public health says the outbreak of E. coli illness linked to Chipotle restaurants that sickened 60 people appears to be over.
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6 months ago
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Major Zika outbreak in the US unlikely, health official says

The Zika virus outbreak is unlikely to spread quickly to the United States, a top health official said today.
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7 months ago
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CDC investigating another chipotle E.coli outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is investigating another, more recent outbreak of E.coli linked to Chipotle Mexican Grill.
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7 months ago
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Flu season off to slower start this year; might be milder

Health officials say there's not much flu going around so far this year.
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8 months ago
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CDC: New diabetes cases in US adults are dropping

Health officials say fewer cases of diabetes are being diagnosed in U.S. adults.
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8 months ago
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Nearly half of US homes use cellphones only, shun landlines

A government official says Americans are approaching a tipping point in their telephone use -- the day when cellphone-only users will outpace landline users.