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Indiana Lawmakers Consider Vaccine Limits as COVID Surges

Some Indiana doctors and health experts warned last week that a Republican-backed proposal aimed at limiting workplace COVID-19 vaccination requirements would hurt efforts to stem the illness as the state’s hospitals are strained with their highest-ever overall patient counts. They …

Florida’s Event Planners Navigate New Insurance Market Reality

COVID-19 has inflicted significant damage on Florida’s events industry, costing revenue, forcing changes in how the state’s venues operate and limiting options for how conventions, trade shows and concerts are insured. Before the pandemic, event planners in Florida and around …

Oregon’s Building Backlog of Food Inspections Increasing Disease Risk

Rodents, insects and microscopic bacteria: All these hazards can exist in food and where it is stored, and it is up to the Oregon Department of Agriculture to ensure they’re not there. But the department’s Food Safety Program, which is …

Utah’s Unique Zika Case Remains Medical Mystery

A case of the Zika virus in Utah is now the only one in the continental U.S. that’s still puzzling researchers on exactly how it spread, health officials said this week. The man caught the illness after caring for his …

Utah ups Mosquito Monitoring Efforts in Wake of Zika Cases

Mosquito abatement teams in Salt Lake City are stepping up efforts to trap and test mosquitoes and kill larvae following the discovery of a unique Zika case that has health investigators trying to figure how the man got the virus. …

Zika Case in Utah Raises Questions over How Virus Spreads

The case of a Utah man who contracted the Zika virus after caring for his infected father raised new questions for health experts who said Tuesday that the investigation could guide new research into the way the disease spreads. The …

CDC Assisting Utah Investigation of Zika Virus Infection

The Centers for Disease Control is assisting in the investigation of a case of Zika in a Utah resident who is a family contact of the elderly Utah resident who died in late June. The deceased patient had traveled to …

Stomach Bug Outbreak Hits 97 Disney Cruise Passengers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating an outbreak of a stomach bug aboard the Disney Wonder cruise ship last week. The CDC says that 92 passengers and 5 crew members reported falling ill. The ship had almost …

Chipotle’s New Procedures Highlight Food Safety in Wake of E. Coli

Perfect food safety is not possible, but Chipotle is trying to get as close to that ideal as they can with new procedures and testing inside and outside their restaurants, the company’s founder and CEO said during a visit earlier …

E. Coli Not Confirmed in Costco Salad Parts after More Testing

Federal officials said Tuesday further testing was unable to confirm the presence of E. coli in the onions and celery used to make chicken salad at Costco warehouses across the country. But the Montana public health officials who did the …