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Strawberries served in Detroit linked to Hepatitis A outbreak

Strawberries served in Detroit linked to Hepatitis A outbreak

Frozen strawberries served in restaurants across metro Detroit and other areas have been linked to the recent Hepatitis A outbreak that sickened more a hundred people across the nation, officials confirmed.

As of October 20, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) confirmed 134 cases of Hepatitis A across the nation, including Maryland, New York and Virginia. However, no cases of Hepatitis A linked to the strawberries have been reported in the Detroit area.

Larimer County reports biggest number of West Nile virus cases in Colorado

Larimer County reports biggest number of West Nile virus cases in Colorado

Larimer County has reported the biggest number of West Nile virus cases in the state so far this year, and has become one of the most affected 10 counties nationally.

As of Oct. 28th, Larimer County had reported 32 confirmed cases of West Nile virus. Public health experts have warned that more cases could be confirmed in the next few days.

Asteroid 2016 VA gives Earth a very close shave

Asteroid 2016 VA gives Earth a very close shave

Just hours after being spotted by astronomers for the first time, a small asteroid dubbed Asteroid 2016 VA gave out planet a very close shave at 8:32 p.m. EDT (0032 GMT) on 2nd of November.

The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Minor Planet Center (MPC) said in a statement that the Asteroid 2016 VA zoomed within 48,000 miles or 77,000 kilometers of Earth. To put that into perspective, the Moon is orbiting our planet at a distance of 239,000 miles or 385,000 kilometers.

Opioid poisonings sending more kids to hospitals: survey

Opioid poisonings sending more kids to hospitals: survey

Pointing to the dire need for more awareness and change, a new survey has revealed that incidents of opioid poisonings among adolescents, children and even toddlers have drastically increased over the past few decades.

Orcas dying due to lack of food: researchers warn

Orcas dying due to lack of food: researchers warn

The endangered orcas (killer whales) that frequent Washington state waters are starving and dying due to lack of food, according to a new research.

Researchers tracking the endangered population of orcas said in a statement that at least three whales are either missing or have died since summer this year.

Asian immigrant women giving births in the U.S. at higher rates: study

Asian immigrant women giving births in the U.S. at higher rates: study

Asian female immigrants now account for a larger share of foreign mothers delivering babies in the United States, signaling a changing landscape of immigrants as Asians are increasingly outpacing Latinos in growth.

According to a new study by the Pew Research Center, Asian immigrant women now account for 22 per cent of U.S. births by foreign females, significantly up from 16 per cent in 2010.

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