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Questions and answers about Ebola

WTOP's Answer Desk is answering questions you have about Ebola.

Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 05:27pm EDT

Tags: EBOLA, CDC, West Africa, infectious diseases, WTOP Answer Desk

Public health experts: 'Don't Wash Your Chicken!'

Plenty of recipes from well-known chefs, including Julia Child, herself, call for a chicken to be washed and patted dry before preparation. But one public health campaign is warning against this method.

Friday - 08/30/2013, 12:07pm EDT

Tags: wash, chicken, poultry, cooking,

How to avoid contracting a brain-eating amoeba

Although, the chances of contracting an amoeba that will attack your brain and central nervous system are slim, a wilderness and travel medicine expert offers some simple advice to avoid the rare infection.

Wednesday - 08/14/2013, 06:32pm EDT

Tags: brain infection, amoeba, contamination, CDC, Bowling Green State University, Travis Heggie,

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Hundreds may be exposed to TB at Fairfax Co. school

The Fairfax County Health Department is launching an investigation after three people were diagnosed with tuberculosis at Robert Lee High School.

Friday - 06/21/2013, 05:14pm EDT

Tags: tuberculosis, Lee High School

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A food fight takes flight over poultry regulations

A proposal to update federal poultry inspection regulations is opposed by a coalition of public health and consumer groups who say the rules would increase the risk of food-borne illness and risk the welfare of processing plant workers.

Wednesday - 11/14/2012, 08:07pm EST

Tags: Randi Martin, poultry, USDA food inspections, federal food regulations