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Las Vegas Norovirus Outbreak Under Investigation

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Health officials in Las Vegas are investigating a norovirus outbreak connected to a youth football tournament that occurred there last week. The Southern Nevada Health District said it has not released a case count, but organizers of the tournament are saying that 90 to 100 children and parents have fallen ill. The health district has… Continue Reading

Dozens Sick at Las Vegas Youth Football Tournament With Possible Food Poisoning

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As many as 80 children and parents have reportedly fallen ill with nausea, diarrhea and vomiting after attending a youth football tournament in Las Vegas last week, according to NBC affiliate News 3. As of Sunday afternoon, the exact cause of illness was still unclear, but at least 13 children and five adults have been… Continue Reading

Chorizo Possible Source of Las Vegas’s Firefly Salmonella Outbreak

Illness count jumps to 294

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Epidemiologists think they have found the source of a Salmonella outbreak linked to Las Vegas’s Firefly restaurant that is now known to have sickened at least 294 people – almost 100 more illnesses than health officials previously reported. The Southern Nevada Health District announced Wednesday that the outbreak strain of Salmonella had been found in… Continue Reading

Nevada Senate Committee Serves Up Raw Milk to Vegas

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Gamblers in Las Vegas taking advantage of all those free drink offers might soon be ordering up a nice cold glass of raw milk. With only two dissenting votes Thursday afternoon, the Nevada Senate’s Committee on Health and Human Services gave a “do pass” recommendation to Assembly Bill (AB) 209, making raw milk sales legal… Continue Reading

Firefly Update: 200 Sickened in Las Vegas Salmonella Outbreak

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At least 196 patrons and four employees of Las Vegas tapas restaurant Firefly have fallen ill in the Salmonella outbreak health officials have called Nevada’s worst outbreak of the past decade, according to a report released Friday morning by the Southern Nevada Health District. The outbreak sickened diners from 20 U.S. states, along with Canada… Continue Reading

Las Vegas Salmonella Outbreak Cases Rise to 86

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The number of individuals reportedly ill with Salmonella after dining at Firefly in Las Vegas has risen to 86, according to the Southern Nevada Health District. At least 12 people have been hospitalized. The restaurant has been closed since Friday, April 26, when health inspectors counted 44 violations during an inspection at the establishment. Those… Continue Reading

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Las Vegas Restaurant

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At least 39 people fell ill with Salmonella infections after eating at a popular dining establishment in Las Vegas, according to local health authorities. The outbreak was linked to Firefly, a tapas restaurant located on Paradise Road, according to the Southern Nevada Health District, which is leading the investigation. The restaurant was closed Friday after… Continue Reading