Tag: CDC

The Plague Years

In August, the most important Islamic religious council in Indonesia, home to the world’s largest Muslim population, issued a public health opinion. The Indonesian Ulama Council, known as the MUI, decreed that observant Muslims in the country should consider the measles vaccine haram, or forbidden, because it contains gelatin derived from pork.
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CDC: Do Not Eat Any Romaine Lettuce Until We Can Figure Out What the Hell Is Going On

A Caesar salad with romaine lettuce.Photo: Matthew Mead/File (AP) The Centers for Disease Control has an ominous warning for the nation this week: Please, for the love of god, do not consume romaine lettuce of any kind. In a statement, the agency wrote that it has determined an outbreak of a strain of E. coli […]

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The CDC Had to Screen Two More Planes a Day After That Emirates Flight

On Wednesday, an Emirates flight from Dubai to NYC was quarantined upon landing at JFK airport after 106 people onboard reported feeling mysterious, flu-like symptoms mid-air. Ten people were ultimately hospitalized and the rest—including rapper and Ninja Turtle associate Vanilla Ice—were screened by the Center for Disease Control and released, the CDC apparently satisfied that […]

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