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  • CDC: The number of pregnant women addicted to opiods has quadrupled over the years

    As the opioid epidemic continues to wreak havoc across the country, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sheds light on the devastating consequences opioid addiction can have on pregnant women. The analysis, published Thursday in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, found that the number of...
  • CDC warns not to eat this crab meat…Causes diarrhea, fever, and vomiting

    Health officials are warning against eating crab meat from Venezuela, as it’s been tied to diarrhea, vomiting and fever. The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease and Control said fresh crab meat from Venezuela carries a bacteria known as Vibrio parahaemolyticus, which has infected at least 12 people across the country, as of Friday....
  • Massive egg recall…More people becoming sick from salmonella outbreak…See if you purchased eggs

    More people are becoming sick from a salmonella outbreak that prompted a massive egg recall. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says at least 35 people across nine states have been infected by the bacteria. Hospitals treated 11 victims. A dozen more cases of salmonella traced to...
  • Fentanyl-laced opioids drive jump in fatal overdoses

    ATLANTA – Every day, an average of 115 Americans die from an opioid overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2016 alone, 42,000 Americans lost their lives in a fatal drug overdose, and 40 percent of those deaths involved prescription opioid.   Deputy Director of...
  • Authorities still unclear on what caused CDC worker to drown

    ATLANTA (AP) — Now that authorities have found the body of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employee who disappeared more than seven weeks ago, they will focus on piecing together his final moments. Timothy Cunningham’s body was found by fishermen partially submerged in water and mud on...
  • Body found near Chattahoochee River ID’d as missing CDC worker

    ATLANTA – Channel 2 Action News has learned that the body found near the Chattahoochee River late Tuesday night is Timothy Cunningham. Cunningham — who worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — left work on Feb. 12, saying he wasn’t feeling well. The 35-year-old hadn’t been...
  • CDC warning links kratom to salmonella outbreak across 20 states

    ATLANTA – A warning about an outbreak of illness linked to kratom, the controversial herbal supplement.  Kratom is touted as an opioid alternative that can ease pain and elevate your mood, but in this case, officials say it’s made dozens of people very sick. “We are taking this outbreak very seriously,”...
  • How to recognize the warning signs of flu complications

    ATLANTA – “The biggest signs that you have the flu are body aches, high fever, sometimes nausea, sometimes cough,” Dr. Bergquist says.  “But the interesting thing about the flu is, it feels like it just hit you like you were in a car accident.” The good news is that...
  • Diagnosing Discrimination: Disability discrimination

    An 11Alive investigative series uncovered claims of wide-spread discrimination at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An unprecedented number of CDC employees come forward with details about their complaints, typically kept secret, because someone at the agency disclosed a list of nearly every employee who filed complaints to...