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Mystery Illness Sickens Washoe Students at Three Schools Only

Posted: 10/21/2012 - The Washoe County School District released the names of the three elementary schools affected by a stomach illness that's sickened hundreds of students and sent eleven children to emergency rooms in a single day.

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Banana Boat Recalls Sunscreen Due to Fire Risk

Posted: 10/21/2012 - The maker of Banana Boat sunscreen is recalling one of its spray-on products after reports that a handful of people have caught on fire after applying the lotion.

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Stomach Bug Making Kids Sick

Updated: 10/16/2012 - A powerful stomach bug has been making several students sick in Washoe County over the past few weeks.

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NM Company Linked to Illness Expands Peanut Recall

Updated: 10/15/2012 - A New Mexico food company that produced the peanut butter linked to an outbreak of salmonella poisoning has expanded an ongoing recall of its products to include raw and roasted peanuts.

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Feds Fumble Crackdown on Cadmium in Children's Jewelry

Posted: 10/14/2012 - An investigation by The Associated Press shows that federal product safety regulators did not try to recall jewelry tainted with the toxic metal cadmium, despite their vow to keep the trinkets out of children's hands.

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Meningitis Outbreak Toll: 170 Cases, 14 Deaths

Posted: 10/11/2012 - An outbreak of fungal meningitis has been linked to steroid shots for back pain. The medication, made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts, has been recalled.

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Ohio Ice Cream Maker Recalls Some Products

Posted: 10/11/2012 - An Ohio ice cream maker is voluntarily recalling some of its peanut-butter flavored products because of possible salmonella contamination.

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Low HPV Vaccination Rates In NV.

Updated: 10/10/2012 - The HPV vaccine has been available to teenage girls for about 6 years now. Just recently the shot has been recommend for boys as well. Its designed to prevent Cervical Cancer and other HPV related cancers later in life. But in Nevada only about 30% of girls have been properly immunized.

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Mass. Gov: Drug Firm May Have Misled Regulators

Updated: 10/10/2012 - Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says the specialty pharmacy linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak may have misled regulators and done work beyond the scope of its state license.

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FDA Seizes All 5 Vials in Nevada in Meningitis Scare

Updated: 10/05/2012 - State health officials say the manufacturer of a steroid product suspected as the source of a deadly meningitis outbreak has confirmed five unused vials were the only ones shipped to Nevada and were recovered this week.

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Salmonella Confirmed in Peanut Butter Plant

Updated: 10/05/2012 - The Food and Drug Administration says it has found salmonella in a New Mexico plant that produces nut butters for national retailer Trader Joe's and several other grocery chains. The Trader Joe's peanut butter is now linked to 35 salmonella illnesses in 19 states.

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Specialist Says More Meningitis Cases Likely

Posted: 10/03/2012 - An infectious diseases specialist at Vanderbilt University says he believes the country will see more cases of a rare fungal meningitis in the upcoming weeks.

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