ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Seal oil has been a staple in the diet of Alaska’s Inupiat for generations.
The oil — ever-present in households dotting Alaska coastlines — is used mainly as a...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A flesh-eating bacteria linked to the use of black tar heroin has killed at least seven people over the past two months in the San Diego area, prompting health authorities to...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials are investigating the third suspected case of botulism this year.
The department said Friday that a patient hospitalized in Albuquerque...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A state health lab was damaged in the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck south-central Alaska, delaying scientists' ability to test for tuberculosis, botulism and other dangerous diseases.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Health officials have identified three more cases of botulism associated with black tar heroin in Los Angeles County.
The county Department of Public Health last month warned that injection drug users are at greatest risk from heroin contaminated with the bacteria that can cause death.
Three cases of botulism were found in June and officials said Wednesday that three more have now been identified.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say black tar heroin in Los Angeles may be contaminated with bacteria that can cause death, putting injection drug users at greatest risk.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health says Tuesday it's investigating three suspected cases of wound botulism from heroin use.
The illness can be mistaken for a drug overdose and includes symptoms including drooping eyelids, blurred vision and trouble breathing.
BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation says a sample of native salad from the Cama-i Dance Festival has preliminarily tested positive for botulism bacteria.
KYUK-AM reported Saturday that there has been one case of botulism in an adult who ate the salad, which contains whale and whale oil.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Botulism pills. Conspiracy theories. What the government might have known and still won't say about Lee Harvey Oswald.
The release of thousands of records relating to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy hasn't settled the best-known, real-life whodunit in American history. But the record offered riveting details of the way intelligence services operated at the time and are striving to keep some particulars a secret even now.
ROUND LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — Death Wish cold brew coffee is being recalled because it could contain a deadly toxin.
Death Wish Coffee Co. says it's recalling 11-ounce Nitro Cold Brew cans after determining that its manufacturing process could lead to growth of bacteria producing botulin toxin.
The toxin causes botulism, a rare illness that attacks the nervous system. Symptoms start with weakness of muscles in the face, mouth and throat.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A deadly botulism outbreak linked to nacho-cheese sauce confiscated from a California gas station appears to be limited to an opened bag of the sauce, state health officials said Thursday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a botulism outbreak linked to nacho-cheese dip sold at a California gas station (all times local):
California health officials said a botulism outbreak linked to nacho-cheese sauce appears limited to an opened bag of the sauce.
The statement on Thursday comes after the state Department of Public Health found no traces of the toxin in another unopened bag of the sauce that was seized from the fuel station in Walnut Grove, a suburb of Sacramento.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a botulism outbreak linked to nacho-cheese dip sold at a California gas station (all times local):
California health officials are still awaiting lab-test results on some of the nacho-cheese sauce confiscated from a gas station but said Tuesday they believe botulism contamination that killed one person and sickened nine others was limited to a single, opened bag of the sauce.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A deadly botulism outbreak linked to contaminated nacho-cheese dip sold in a California gas station is a rare case of the disease that can cause paralysis and death.
The outbreak in the Sacramento area left one man dead and sent nine people to a hospital.
GERMANTOWN, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin company that distributed the nacho cheese dip linked to a fatal botulism outbreak in California says its working with federal, state and local health officials to determine what caused the contamination.
Tests confirmed the botulism toxin was present in nacho-cheese dip sold at a gas station in the Sacramento suburb of Walnut Grove that killed one man and left at least nine other hospitalized. The cheese dip was distributed by Gehl Foods.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A botulism outbreak linked to contaminated nacho-cheese dip sold at a Northern California gas station has killed one man and left at least nine other people hospitalized, health officials said Monday.
The San Francisco County coroner's office identified the dead man as Martin Galindo-Larios Jr., 37.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Five people have been hospitalized after eating nacho cheese from a Sacramento gas station, California officials said.
Officials have connected five botulism illness cases to Valley Oak Food and Fuel gas station in the Walnut Grove suburb, the Sacramento Bee (http://bit.ly/2pXX9Jz) reported.
Officials believe the culprit is nacho cheese, but the investigation is ongoing.
Sacramento health officials are also looking into four cases that may be related.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State health officials say they're investigating the fourth case of wound botulism so far this year in a 26-year-old woman from Bernalillo County.
According to the New Mexico Department of Health, the unidentified patient is an injection drug user and the suspected source of infection is a soiled skin injection site, contaminated injection devices or contaminated heroin.