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Wildfire smoke exposure linked to COVID-19 case increase: study

Wildfire smoke exposure likely contributed to an increase in Reno, Nevada’s COVID-19 cases last year, researchers suggested, noting that the findings could inform policies to tamp down harmful effects from air pollution amid the pandemic. Exposure to tiny particles in smoke (specifically measuring 2.5 µm in diameter or smaller, PM2.5) “increases susceptibility to respiratory viruses” causes airway… Read More »

Listeria outbreak linked to precooked chicken causes 1 death, 3 hospitalizations

The CDC is warning Americans about a Listeria outbreak linked to precooked chicken ahead of July 4 celebrations.  Three people have been hospitalized and one person had died in Texas and Delaware after eating precooked chicken at a long-term care facility or hospital in the last few months.  The actual numbers may be higher, as… Read More »