Latest Poisoning News

How to defend against food poisoning at your Super Bowl party

Feb. 10, 2024 06:03 AM EST

When Americans gather to watch the Super Bowl on Sunday, the culinary choices may be as important as the final score. Because the event can stretch for more than four hours, that raises the risks of foodborne illness if party hosts and guests aren't careful. ...

Bean dips, enchiladas and taco kits are among new recalled items linked to listeria outbreak

Feb. 09, 2024 18:07 PM EST

More foods are being recalled in the wake of a deadly outbreak of listeria food poisoning, including snack foods that may be part of Super Bowl Sunday party menus. Seven-layer bean dip, chicken enchiladas, cilantro salad dressing and taco kits sold at stores like Costco, Trader...

Wastewater tests can find mpox, study finds. Expect more bugs to be tracked that way

Jan. 18, 2024 13:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Wastewater testing does a good job at detecting mpox infections, U.S. health officials said in a report Thursday that bolsters a push to use sewage to track more diseases. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers found that over the course of a...

14 workers, including some renovating a Yale building, hospitalized for carbon monoxide poisoning

Jan. 17, 2024 18:31 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Blood tests of a construction worker who collapsed Wednesday outside a building owned by Yale University led emergency crews to uncover potentially lethal levels of carbon monoxide inside. Another 13 people were hospitalized, but the discovery may have prevented a much...

22 people hospitalized from carbon monoxide poisoning at Mormon church in Utah

Jan. 01, 2024 20:32 PM EST

MONROE, Utah (AP) — Twenty-two people were hospitalized for carbon monoxide poisoning over the weekend at a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints church in central Utah, authorities said Monday. Emergency personnel initially responded to two medical calls on Sunday at the...

Parents of children sickened by lead linked to tainted fruit pouches fear for kids' future

Dec. 20, 2023 12:17 PM EST

When Cora Dibert went for a routine blood test in October, the toddler brought along her favorite new snack: a squeeze pouch of WanaBana cinnamon-flavored apple puree. “She sucked them dry,” recalls her 26-year-old mother, Morgan Shurtleff, of Elgin, Oklahoma. ...

Ukraine says spy chief's wife is being treated for poisoning with heavy metals

Nov. 28, 2023 12:38 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The wife of Ukraine’s intelligence chief has been diagnosed with heavy metals poisoning and is undergoing treatment in a hospital, a spokesperson for the agency said Tuesday as the country's war with Russia stretched into its 22nd month. Marianna Budanova is...