Health

Pet turtles can be the cause of the multi-state Salmonella outbreak

Pet turtles can be the cause of the multi-state Salmonella outbreak

Results of laboratory tests from the 37 patients showed that all of them tested positive for Salmonella Agbeni, a rare strain of salmonella that does not often infect humans. Humans usually get the common symptoms of salmonella infection: abdominal cramps, fever and diarrhea. To prevent people from getting sick, the CDC published a handy, kid-friendly fact sheet , telling people "don't kiss or snuggle with your turtle".


Sri Lanka's cricket selection committee resigns amid humiliating defeats to Team India

Sri Lanka's cricket selection committee resigns amid humiliating defeats to Team India

This is not all, Dinesh Chandimal has already been ruled out of the series, which Sri Lanka has lost already. Sri Lanka chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya, who will step down from his position after the series against India concludes, confirmed that Lasith Malinga will take over the captaincy for the fourth ODI in Colombo on Thursday.


Warming up today with a stray shower possible

Warming up today with a stray shower possible

Since it has been so dry, we don't anticipate any flooding issues. Public schools in St. Charles are open Wednesday , although middle and high school students have a regularly scheduled late take-in day in which classes start a couple hours later than normal.


Swine Flu death toll rises to 30 in Odisha

Swine Flu death toll rises to 30 in Odisha

According to a report by NDTV , in 2015, Maharashtra had 8,538 swine flu cases and 903 deaths, while Gujarat had 7,180 cases and 517 deaths. Of these, 9 samples tested negative and test report of 14 swine flu samples is awaited. Swine flu is an infection caused by one of several Swine Influenza Viruses (SIV), with the H1N1 strain being the most common in India and Telangana.


Using plastic bags in Kenya to carry four-year prison term

Using plastic bags in Kenya to carry four-year prison term

The ban on the use, manufacture and importation of plastic carrier bags was carried through after the High Court threw out a challenge brought by importers who claim jobs will be lost and livelihoods threatened. "The knock-on effects will be very severe", Matonda told The Standard newspaper. Worldwide, plastic bags contribute to 8 million tons of plastic that leak into the ocean every year, according to the United Nations Environment Program.