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The New York Times reports that the number of cases of malaria in the United States has reached a 40-year high. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that most these cases were contracted overseas and that 70% of cases occurred in people who had visited Africa. They also report that only 5...
The New York Times reports that the FDA has issued a report warning of contamination in imported spices. About 12% of spices brought into the United States contain contamination in the form of "insect parts, rodent hairs and other things." The FDA also found that "nearly 7 percent of spice imports examined...
"United Nations officials said Friday that they were mobilizing to vaccinate 2.5 million young children in Syria and more than eight million others in the region to combat what they fear could be an explosive outbreak of polio," according to The New York Times. The recent discovery of "a cluster of...