Disease


West Nile Virus Makes a Summer Appearance

The Environment Ministry has issued orders to local authorities around the country to act to reduce the mosquito population in their jurisdictions, after mosquitoes infected with West Nile Virus were…

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Northern Tourism Officials: Don’t Be Afraid to Visit

Tourism officials in northern Israel on Tuesday had a message for Israelis concerned over the outbreak of leptospirosis (achbaret  in Hebrew) in the region – please don’t be afraid to come…

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E. Coli Outbreak May Be Linked to Romaine Lettuce

An outbreak of E. coli infections in the U.S. may be linked to romaine lettuce, Consumer Reports warns. A multi-state outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli infections — possibly linked…

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California Company Recalls Vegetables Over Listeria Fears

A California company has voluntarily recalled packaged vegetables distributed throughout the U.S. and Canada because of possible bacterial contamination. Mann Packing of Salinas says there have been no reported illnesses…

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