CDC and FDA are investigating an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium, which causes diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps. Preliminary analysis comparing foods eaten by ill and well persons has suggested peanut butter as a likely source of the bacteria causing the infections.
To date, common brands of peanut butter sold in grocery stores do not appear to be associated with the outbreak. If you think you are ill from eating peanut butter, you are advised to consult your health care providers. Check out 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.