The CDC and FDA are collaborating to investigate a multistate outbreak of Salmonella, which causes diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. The Minnesota Department of Health and Department of Agriculture found the presence of the Salmonella Typhimurium bacteria in peanut butter used in industrial settings. To date, common brands of peanut butter sold in grocery stores do not appear to be associated with the outbreak. Persons who think they may have become ill from eating peanut butter are advised to consult their health care providers.Read the latest information from CDC and updates from FDA.
Coming to DC for Inauguration Day? Spending time outside in the cold? In January the average temperature in Washington, D.C. is 35 degrees Fahrenheit. Exposure to cold temperatures can cause serious or life-threatening health problems, especially for infants and the elderly. Be sure to wear hats, water-resistant coats, scarves or knit masks to cover the face and mouth, and gloves or mittens. HHS advises Inauguration attendees to prepare to avoid cold-weather related health problems.