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Sunday
Nov232014

NH DHHS - Four New Hampshire SalmonellaCases Identified

Part of Multistate Outbreak Linked to Bean Sprouts

Concord, NH – Four people in New Hampshire, so far, have been identified by

the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Division of

Public Health Services (DPHS) as being linked to a multistate outbreak

involving bean sprouts consumption in restaurants. As of November 21, 2014,

a total of 63 people have been infected with Salmonella Enteriditis in 10

states. Traceback from all of the establishments indicated that all

received bean sprouts from Wonton Foods, Inc. of Brooklyn, New York.



The firm is cooperating with public health and agriculture officials and

has reported that their last shipment of bean sprouts was on November 18,

2014. As of November 21, 2014, the firm has verbally agreed to voluntarily

stop the production and sale of their bean sprouts while they take steps to

prevent Salmonella contamination. The other states reporting cases include

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania,

Rhode Island, and Vermont. Illness onset dates range from September 30th to

November 8th. So far 11 people have been hospitalized, none in New

Hampshire, and no deaths have been reported.



The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local

public health partners are continuing laboratory surveillance to identify

additional ill persons and to interview them about foods they ate before

they became ill. This ongoing investigation is rapidly evolving, and CDC

and DPHS will update the public when additional information is available.



“The Division of Public Health Services will continue to investigate to

identify any other potential cases and has notified the New Hampshire

Grocers Association and the New Hampshire Restaurant and Lodging

Association so that the product is removed from consumption” said Dr. José

Montero, Director of Public Health at DPHS. “Sprouts are a known source of

foodborne illness, so if you are not sure of the origin of any sprouts, it

is best to throw them out rather than risk consuming a contaminated

product.”





The CDC is recommending that restaurants and other retailers do not sell or

serve sprouts produced by Wonton Foods, Inc. at this time. Consumers are

encouraged to cook any sprouts and children, older adults, pregnant women,

and persons with weakened immune systems should always avoid eating raw

sprouts of any kind due to their increased risk of illness from Salmonella.





Salmonella causes diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps usually 12 to 72

hours after infection. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most

people recover without treatment. However, in some cases, the diarrhea may

be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. In these patients,

the Salmonella infection may spread from the intestines to the blood

stream, and then to other body sites and can cause death unless the patient

is treated promptly with antibiotics.





The DHHS Division of Public Health Services continues to follow this

outbreak closely, including investigation of any reported cases in close

coordination with the CDC and the FDA, and will provide updates as they

become available. For further information visit the CDC website at

http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/enteritidis-11-14/index.html, or to report a

suspected case contact the DPHS Bureau of Infectious Disease Control at

603-271-4496.

Sunday
Nov232014

Watchdog - Obama doubles down on tech-immigrant abuse  

Saturday
Nov222014

ALG - Obama sets up 'constitutional crisis' 

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Nov. 21, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Nathan Mehrens, President of Americans for Limited Government today issued the following statement in the wake of President Obama's announced illegal alien amnesty plan:

 

"Last night's pronouncement by President Barack Obama that he will change our nation's immigration laws with the stroke of his pen sets up a profound constitutional crisis.  If Obama is allowed to impose changes in law that Congress has specifically rejected, it sets an irreversible precedent that forever changes the separation of powers between the two branches.

 

"Congress must immediately return to Washington, D.C., and defund every aspect tonight's announced amnesty.  Acquiescence to this constitutional power grab is not an option."

 

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Americans for Limited Government is a non-partisan, nationwide network committed to advancing free market reforms, private property rights and core American liberties. For more information on ALG please visit our website at www.GetLiberty.org.

Saturday
Nov222014

BostonGlobe.com Headlines - Nov. 21, 2014 

The Boston Globe

 

 

Here are highlights from today's Globe:

             
  • Young faces for the Grand Old Party: Ryan and Stephanie Fattman describe their lives as a series of turning points, beginning with their meeting at a 2002 high school dance and continuing through the events that led both into politics. Jeremy C. Fox reports.
 
  • Twenty-five years ago, a key moment in gay rights fight: Twenty-five years ago, many gays and lesbians were still closeted at work, and at home. But they were on the cusp of a landmark victory, one that would distinguish Massachusetts as a gay rights leader. Jill Terreri Ramos details the story.
 
  • Bearing bad news: It’s all in the timing: Quincy voters learned two days after casting their ballots this month that their city would shortly become the state’s largest without a hospital. Jim O’Sullivan reports.

 

 

Saturday
Nov222014

BostonGlobe.com Capital Headlines - Nov. 21, 2014 

The Boston Globe

 

 

 

Here are the Capital highlights from today's Globe:

 
  • Young faces for the Grand Old Party: Ryan and Stephanie Fattman describe their lives as a series of turning points, beginning with their meeting at a 2002 high school dance and continuing through the events that led both into politics. Jeremy C. Fox reports.
 
  • Twenty-five years ago, a key moment in gay rights fight: Twenty-five years ago, many gays and lesbians were still closeted at work, and at home. But they were on the cusp of a landmark victory, one that would distinguish Massachusetts as a gay rights leader. Jill Terreri Ramos details the story.
 
  • Bearing bad news: It’s all in the timing: Quincy voters learned two days after casting their ballots this month that their city would shortly become the state’s largest without a hospital. Jim O’Sullivan reports.