Science News Tidbits: Health

Alert: Stolen Beef Tainted. Don’t buy stolen beef; Fresh bird flu outbreak; Bluetongue spreads to Scotland; Japan to Apologize for Tainted Blood

Health alert issued over stolen beef from PhysOrg.com
A public health alert was issued Thursday after 14,800 pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with E.coli was reported stolen in Texas.

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Fresh bird flu outbreak in Myanmar: official, state media from PhysOrg.com
Military-ruled Myanmar has detected a new outbreak of bird flu among chickens in the country’s eastern Shan state, an official and state media said Saturday.

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Bluetongue spreads to Scotland: government from PhysOrg.com
A new case of bluetongue has been detected in Britain, for the first time in Scotland, the Scottish government said Saturday.

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Japan to Apologize for Tainted Blood from PhysOrg.com
(AP) — Hundreds of Japanese who contracted hepatitis C from tainted blood products hammered out a deal with legislators Friday that includes a government apology and monetary compensation.

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