Centers for Disease Control and Prevention News

Michigan’s Kellogg Company Recalls Honey Smacks Due to Salmonella Potential

The Kellogg Company, based in Battle Creek, Mich., is voluntarily recalling some of its Honey Smacks cereal after salmonella infected 73 people in 31 states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says most of the outbreaks were in California, …

Judge Denies McKesson Bid to Keep Lawsuit Out of West Virginia County

The nation’s largest prescription drug distributor has lost its bid to keep a lawsuit out of a West Virginia county. News outlets report a judge rejected McKesson’s claim that it has no duty under state law to refuse to ship …

Kentucky Launches Website to Help Fight Opioid Abuse

State officials have announced an online tool to join Kentucky’s fight against opioid drug abuse. Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration says the website – FindHelpNowKY.org – allows people to search in real-time for a local substance use disorder treatment center. The …

West Virginia’s Drug Overdose Rate Highest in Nation, Again

West Virginia still leads the nation in the rate of drug overdose deaths. The Register-Herald reports the latest data from the National Center for Health Statistics shows the age-adjusted rate of drug overdose deaths in West Virginia is 52 per …

Pharmacist in Deadly Meningitis Outbreak Cleared of Murder

A pharmacist at a facility whose tainted drugs sparked a nationwide meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people was cleared Wednesday of murder but was convicted of mail fraud and racketeering. Jurors said prosecutors failed to prove Glenn Chin was responsible …

Chipotle to Reopen Virginia Restaurant After Norovirus Reports

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. said it will reopen a Virginia restaurant on Wednesday, two days after it was closed due to reports that several customers had fallen ill with suspected norovirus. Shares of the restaurant chain tumbled more than 4 …

Dead Bat Found in Fresh Express Packaged Salad in Florida

A recall has been issued after two people in Florida found a dead bat in the packaged salad they were eating. The Miami Herald reports that Fresh Express has recalled its Organic Marketside Spring Mix, which was shipped to Wal-Mart …

West Virginia Overdose Deaths Up 13% in 2016

Fatal drug overdoses in West Virginia continued to rise last year and its overdose death rate still far outpaces any other state in the country. A Feb. 13 analysis by the West Virginia Health Statistics Center shows at least 818 …

Officials: Wisconsin Calves Linked to Drug-Resistant Salmonella

A multistate outbreak of salmonella bacteria that is resistant to several drugs has been linked to infected dairy bull calves purchased in Wisconsin, according to federal and state health officials. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 21 …

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 …