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Dallas County Tornadoes Caused $2 Billion in Damage, Insurance Council Says

DALLAS — An insurance industry group says the nine tornadoes that struck the Dallas area during a Sunday night outbreak caused an estimated $2 billion in insured losses. The Insurance Council of Texas said the estimate, which it called “pretty …

Measles Outbreak Triggers Quarantine at 2 Los Angeles Universities

LOS ANGELES — A nationwide measles outbreak has led health officials to quarantine dozens of people at two Los Angeles universities, officials said on Thursday. The quarantine affects the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and California State University, Los …

Haiti Group Demands UN Pay for Cholera Outbreak

A human rights group said Tuesday it has filed claims with the United Nations seeking damages on behalf of more than 5,000 Haitian cholera victims and their families. The claims filed by the Boston-based Institute for Justice and Democracy in …

29th Person Dies in Cantaloupe Listeria Outbreak

The death toll in an outbreak of listeria in cantaloupe has reached 29 after federal health authorities say an eighth person has died in Colorado. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that 139 persons have been sickened …

E.coli Victims All Visited North Carolina State Fair

State health officials say the North Carolina State Fair is the focus of the investigation of an E. coli outbreak that has made at least nine people sick. Fifteen other cases are under investigation. State epidemiologist Dr. Megan Davies says …

Death Toll from U.S. Listeria Outbreak Rises to 28

The death toll linked to listeria-contaminated cantaloupes in the United States has climbed to 28, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. Whole or pre-cut Rocky Ford-brand cantaloupe from Colorado-based Jensen Farms have been traced as the cause …

More Ground Turkey Recalled Because of Salmonella

Minnesota-based Cargill Inc. recalled more ground turkey products Sunday because a test showed salmonella in a sample from an Arkansas plant less than a month after production resumed following an earlier recall and shutdown. Cargill recalled 36 million pounds of …

Germany: E.coli Outbreak is Over

Germany’s national disease control center says it is declaring the country’s deadly E. coli outbreak over. The Robert Koch Institute said Tuesday no one has fallen ill for three weeks – a period that covers the disease’s incubation time. There …

Texas Distributor Recalls Papayas After Salmonella Outbreak

A South Texas company says it is recalling papayas imported from Mexico because they could be contaminated with salmonella. Agromod Produce Inc. of McAllen says the Blondie, Yaya, Mananita and Tastylicious brand papayas sold prior to July 23 could be …

UK in Sprout Warning After French E.coli Outbreak

British officials warned consumers Saturday against eating uncooked sprouts after authorities in France linked seeds distributed by an English vendor to an E. coli outbreak near the city of Bordeaux. France halted the sale of fenugreek, mustard and arugula sprout …