E Coli Outbreak in USA
An E. coli outbreak likely related to flour has sickened four people in Colorado and 38 nationally across 20 states, according to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
No deaths have been reported, although 10 people have been hospitalized.
An E. coli strain called STEC O121 has been identified in the infections. Investigation has pointed to flour produced at a General Mills facility in Kansas City, Mo., and the company issued a recall Tuesday for several sizes and varieties of Gold Medal Flour, Gold Medal Wondra Flour and Signature Kitchens Flour.
Ebola in Guinea Officially Over – WHO
The latest outbreak of Ebola in Guinea has ended, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, warning that a recurrence of the killer tropical disease remained a threat.
The last known Ebola patient in the west African country was discharged from hospital in April.
WHO declares the end to an outbreak, also known as the end to viral transmission, 42 days after the last known patient tests negative for the second time.
A handful of cases were registered in the last few months in Guinea, following the death of undiagnosed sufferers among a family near the border with Liberia.
In the three countries hit hardest by the Ebola crisis — Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone — fresh cases emerged after an outbreak was declared over.