Fact Check: Did Hundreds Really Die Eating Patti Labelle Brand Pie?

A claim on social media via a satirical website that hundreds of people had become sickened and died after eating the Patti LaBelle brand Potato Pie are false.

Website ReportQuickly published the talltail claiming hundreds of people had met their demise after consuming ‘Patti’s Sweet Potato Pie,’ a brand of pie named for the singer.

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As of November 13th, 234 people have been reported dead after consumption of the famous Patti’s Sweet Potato Pie Continue reading

Heroin Epidemic Forces School Nurses To Stock Antidote

The heroin epidemic is so out of control among teenagers that the nation’s schools have stocked a fast-acting overdose antidote to be administered by nurses and teachers in case of emergency.

School nurses are keeping the drug naloxone on hand as an essential part of their first-aid kits. If a student exhibit signs of heroin overdose they are administered naloxone via syringe or a nasal spray. The desired effect is to get an overdose patient breathing again.

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“We’re facing an epidemic,” said Beth Mattey, president of The National Association of School Nurses. “People are dying from drug overdoses, opioid drug overdoses. We need to be able to address the emergency.” Continue reading

Brain Eating Amoeba Found In Louisiana WATER SUPPLY

Health officials have confirmed the presence of the Naegleria fowleri amoeba in an area of Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, officials have confirmed.

Sources say Travers Mackel the so-called “brain-eating amoeba” was detected in the Montegut area.

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Terrebonne Parish officials said a 60-day chlorine burn will begin to help ensure that any remaining amoeba in the system are eliminated. Continue reading

Bean Sprouts Sicken At Least 60 From Ohio To Vermont

10 states on the East Coast have been affected by a salmonella outbreak that appears to be related to bean sprouts produced in Brooklyn, New York.

According to the CDC, at least 63 people in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont have been stricken with salmonella, many of those hospitalized.

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78 percent of those people reported eating bean sprouts in the week leading up their diagnoses. Officials believe Brooklyn’s Wonton Foods, Inc. has been producing the contaminated sprouts and said the company agreed to stop selling them Friday. Continue reading

Disgruntled Nurse In NJ Quarantine LEAKS Photo Of Confinement

Kaci Hickox, the nurse who landed in quarantine in New Jersey upon arriving back home from treating Ebola patients, is speaking out against the hellish living conditions she’s endured throughout her time in isolation.

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“This is an extreme that is really unacceptable, and I feel like my basic human rights have been violated,” Kaci Hickox told media Sunday. Continue reading

Nashville Middle School Student Dies From EV-D68

A student at Haynes Middle School has died after preliminary test prove he had the EV-D68 virus.

According to Metro Nashville Public Schools: “The Health Department has not received a confirmation yet because specific testing is pending,” a press release said.

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“This death is a tragic reminder that cold and flu season is here. Enterovirus is a respiratory virus that most often results in symptoms of a common cold, such as coughing, sneezing and fever. Continue reading

LEAGUE CITY Texas Clinic Quarantine Lockdown Over EBOLA

League City, Texas, officials are currently housing a patient who has Ebola symptoms and made recent trip to Africa.

The patient mandated a precautionary lockdown of an emergency clinic as a medical worker said a male patient who had recently traveled from Africa was at the facility and “exhibiting symptoms that could be consistent with Ebola.”

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Based on the countries the patient recently visited, the Centers for Disease Control believes there is very little to zero risk of exposure to Ebola, However, It was shortly after 11 a.m. Friday when the staff at Intermediate Medical Care located at 2640 E League City Parkway called authorities. Continue reading

Child With Ebola Symptoms From Liberia Hospitalized In Chicago

A Chicago hospital has admitted two people pulled off a plane arriving at O’Hare from Liberia..

The passengers exhibited Ebola-like symptoms on separate flights Tuesday. One of the travelers is a child originating from Liberia.

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Officials from several area health agencies and hospitals in Chicago released a statement Tuesday saying there have been no confirmed cases of Ebola and there is no threat to the general public. Both travelers, a child and an adult, are undergoing medical evaluations for their symptoms, but are not currently being tested for Ebola.

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