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CDC: Stop kissing your pet turtle

October 12th, 2019

An outbreak of salmonella infections across 13 states has prompted the Centers for Disease Control to issue a rather bizarre warning to the owners of pet turtles: please stop kissing them. A new bulletin regarding the outbreak also cites “snuggling” as a potential avenue of infection. With a total of 21 confirmed cases of salmonella …

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Vaccinations skyrocket in ‘anti-vaxxer’ county amid measles outbreak

February 7th, 2019

Since the beginning of the year, things have been looking increasingly grim in parts of Oregon and Washington due to a measles outbreak that has affected dozens of people. The disease, which has spread rapidly between individuals who never received their childhood vaccines to prevent it, prompted officials to declare a state of emergency out …

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Surprise! A bunch of kids who weren’t vaccinated now have the measles

January 30th, 2019

The anti-vaccination movement — where tragically misguided parents are led to believe that vaccines against childhood illnesses are responsible for conditions like autism — is leading to exactly what doctors have always said it would. The states of Oregon and Washington are now dealing with an outbreak of measles, which had previously been eliminated in …