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Governor Hogan proclaims inaugural Maryland Winter Safety Week

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is partnering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the National Weather Service (NWS), the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA), the Maryland Department of Health (MDH), the Maryland State Police (MSP), and local and state emergency management coordinators to encourage all Marylanders to learn more about winter safety and …


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FDA warns against eating romaine lettuce from Salinas, California

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state health authorities are investigating an outbreak of illnesses caused by E. coli in the United States. Evidence indicates that romaine lettuce from the Salinas, California growing region is a likely source of this outbreak. Consumers should not eat romaine lettuce harvested from Salinas, California. …


Maryland Department of Health releases first statewide diabetes action plan

BALTIMORE, MD—In conjunction with National Diabetes Month, the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) on Thursday released its first Diabetes Action Plan, which includes intervention strategies for health care providers, stakeholders and individuals to help reduce the burden of diabetes in Maryland. “Our administration remains committed to ensuring that all Marylanders have the resources they need to lead healthy lives,” said …

General Mills recalls 5-pound bags of Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour due to E. Coli concerns

NOTTINGHAM, MD – General Mills announced on Tuesday a voluntary national recall of five-pound bags of its Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour with a better if used by date of September 6, 2020. The recall is being issued for the potential presence of E. coli O26 which was discovered during sampling of the five-pound bag product. This recall is …

West Nile Virus found in Maryland patient for first time in 2019

Baltimore, MD–The Maryland Department of Health on Tuesday confirmed the first case of West Nile Virus in Maryland this year. The infected individual is an adult living in the National Capital Region in Maryland. MDH routinely tracks and responds to mosquito-borne infections.  No other locally acquired arbo-viral infections have been identified this year. The number of human West Nile Virus …

Health and Human Services receives $2.6 million grant to combat opioid epidemic

TOWSON, MD – The Baltimore County Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) received a $2.6 million federal grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to address the opioid epidemic in Baltimore County, with the possibility to receive subsequent funding. Initial grant funds will support the development of a “Just In Time” database to be used by …

Dog Goods USA LLC expands voluntary recall of Chef Toby Pig Ears Pet Treats due to possible Salmonella risk

NOTTINGHAM, MD – Dog Goods USA LLC is voluntarily expanding its recall to include all 30-packs of “Berkley & Jensen” brand pig ears sold at BJ’s Wholesale Club stores. Dog Goods purchased these pig ears from a single supplier in Brazil from September 2018 through August 2019. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, together with the Centers for Disease Control …

Health alert issued: 5 Maryland residents hospitalized after vaping

BALTIMORE, MD – More alarm bells are going off for e-cigarette users. The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and the Maryland Poison Center at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy have identified five individuals who, in the last two months, developed severe lung illness after using e-cigarettes, often referred to as “vaping.” Respiratory symptoms reported by patients included shortness …