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Report: Pasadena Hospital Tied To Another Outbreak From Tainted Scopes

Officials at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena may be dealing with a superbug outbreak found on the same type of medical scopes that have caused these infections across the country, the Los Angeles Times reports.

08/19/2015

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Fecal Bacteria Found At Swimming Holes In Santa Monica Mountains

Two local swimming spots in the Santa Monica Mountains could pose a public health risk, according to a new study.

06/23/2015

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Santa Monica Pier, Marina Del Rey Beaches Ranked Among Worst-Polluted In Calif.

The view from the Santa Monica Pier may draw millions of tourists every year, but the beach itself is among the most polluted in California, according to a report released Wednesday.

06/17/2015

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SoCal Lawmaker Targets Scope Maker At Center Of ‘Superbug’ Issues

A Southland lawmaker is seeking details from the manufacturer of medical scopes that have been linked to several “superbug” bacteria outbreaks at U.S. hospitals

03/24/2015

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Suits Allege That Designs, Airtight Seals Of Some Front-Loading Washers Breed ‘Biofilm’

Front-load washing machines have prompted several different class-action lawsuits nationwide by some who claim the appliances are stinking up their homes.

03/23/2015

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Questions, Concerns Continue To Grow After Nearly 200 Patients Exposed To Superbug

There were growing questions and concerns Thursday about the transmission of a superbug bacteria that was exposed to nearly 200 patients at the UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center.

02/19/2015

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The Turkey Test: USDA’s Thanksgiving Warning Against Washing Poultry

As Thanksgiving approaches, experts are saying a regular food-preparation practice may increase the risk of developing a food-borne illness.

11/25/2013

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Math Mishap Prompted Delay Of Beverly Hills Water Warning

Drink up, Beverly Hills. City officials say the water is safe for consumption.

03/14/2013

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Superbug Found In Los Angeles May Be Cause For Concern

A new threat emerges as a strand of untreatable and potentially deadly bacteria has begun spreading throughout the U.S., and health officials say one of these bugs is in Los Angeles.

03/05/2013

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High Bacteria Levels Prompt Warning Signs At OC Beach

Lifeguards are warning beach-goers in Orange County to stay out of the water along one stretch of shoreline this Labor Day weekend.

08/31/2012

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State Quarantines Homegrown Fruit In Fight Against SoCal Citrus Pest

Residents living within 10 miles of an affected tree in Hacienda Heights will not be allowed to take their fruit with them for the next two years.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–04/04/2012

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Dirtier Than Money: Gas Pump Handles, ATMs Top List Of Filthy Surfaces

What did you touch on your way in to work this morning? Chances are it was loaded with viruses and bacteria.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–10/25/2011

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Study: Californians Had Summer Of Clean Beaches

California beachgoers enjoyed another summer of clean water, according to an annual study released Tuesday.

09/27/2011

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At Least 6 Legionnaires’ Cases Linked To Las Vegas Resort

Aria Resort and Casino is warning guests who stayed at the hotel during a two-week period that they may have been exposed to high levels of the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease.

07/15/2011

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Girl Won’t Need Hand Amputated After Contracting Rare Bacteria From Fish Tank

An Inland Empire girl was told she’d have to have her right hand amputated after she contracted a severe strain of bacteria from scratching herself on the family fish tank.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/04/2011

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