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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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Tastes Like Salmonella: Tainted Poultry Ranks Most Dangerous, Costly

A report from the Food Pathogen Institute says poultry — both chicken and turkey — causes more foodborne disease than any other type of food.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–04/28/2011

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Bacteria-Infested Electronic Faucets Make Hand-Washing A Dirty Job

A new study of automatic faucets shows they may be more hospitable to bacteria than the traditional manually-operated faucets.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–04/01/2011

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Drug-Resistant ‘Super Bug’ Hits LA County Hospitals, Nursing Homes

Health officials say a deadly bacteria is spreading to more patients in nursing and long-term care facilities in Los Angeles County.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–03/24/2011

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Beaches In Long Beach Closed Due To Sewage Release, Bacteria

Beaches in Long Beach have been closed due to a sewage release into the Los Angeles River.

03/21/2011

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MediaBistro Applauds CBSLA For ‘Dirty’ Headline

Who knew a health story about grocery cart germs would go viral! Our friends at Mediabistro.com helped spread the word about the dangers of bacteria at your local grocery store.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/08/2011

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Study: Fecal Bacteria Found On Most Supermarket Shopping Carts

New research shows that nearly three out of four shopping cart handles is rife with fecal bacteria, including some that can cause severe illness.

03/07/2011

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