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Boil Water Advisory Lifted In Prince George’s County

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission says customers in areas of Prince George’s County no longer need to boil their water prior to use.

09/05/2014

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High Bacteria Levels Found In Lake Ogleton

Health officials are warning people to avoid the water near a pier in Lake Ogleton after high bacteria levels were found there.

06/14/2014

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Research: Bacteria Can Live On Airplane Surfaces For A Week+

Before you take your next flight, you may want to take along a little extra hand sanitizer. New research shows bacteria can hang around on airplane surfaces for more than a week.

05/22/2014

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Running Tough Mudder? Beware Not To Ingest The Water

Many people these days are participating in ‘tough mudders’ to stay fit in a fun way. But they may want to practice keeping their mouths shut.

05/07/2014

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Md. Warns Of Possible Bacteria In Porridge Product

Maryland health officials are warning people against eating a porridge product because of the potential presence of dangerous bacteria in it.

04/18/2014

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Report Finds 97 Percent Of Chicken Is Contaminated With Harmful Bacteria

Consumer Reports finds that up to 97 percent of chicken we eat is contaminated with harmful bacteria.

12/19/2013

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3 Anne Arundel Co. Beaches Reopened

The Anne Arundel County Health Department has lifted restrictions on swimming at three beaches after samples showed bacterial levels had returned to acceptable levels.

06/21/2013

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Officials Still Debating Cause Of The Smell At The Inner Harbor

WJZ is continuing to investigate the smell at the Inner Harbor and if raw sewage is to blame. The initial results are in.

06/07/2012

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3 Md. Waterways Opened For Shellfish Harvesting

The Maryland Department of the Environment has lifted shellfish harvesting restrictions in portions of three waterways following a decline in bacteria levels.

03/13/2012

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Latest Illnesses Point To Raw Milk’s Popularity; 4 Reported Sick In Maryland

An outbreak of bacterial infections on the East Coast illustrates the popularity of raw, unpasteurized milk despite strong warnings from public health officials about the potential danger.

02/03/2012

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4 Sick People In Md. Tied To Southern Pa. Farm’s Raw Milk

The number of people in Pennsylvania and Maryland stricken with illness after consuming raw milk from the same farm has risen to 23, health officials in the two states said Wednesday.

02/02/2012

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Raw Milk Farm Suspends Production After Illnesses

Health officials say six people in Pennsylvania and Maryland who consumed raw milk from the same farm have been stricken with illnesses that suggest the product may contain harmful bacteria.

01/30/2012

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