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CHRISTIANSTED — A deadly bacteria that can decimate citrus has been found in California, the second such discovery in three years, according to agricultural officials. Huanglongbing, or citrus greening disease, was detected last week on a kumquat tree in a residential area of San Gabriel. The bacterial disease, which can be

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PORTLAND, Maine — Barber Foods is recalling 1,707,494 pounds of raw frozen chicken products after the U.S. Department of Agriculture received reports of a cluster of people in Minnesota and Wisconsin becoming ill with salmonella poisoning. The Maine company said the recalled products, produced between Feb. 17 and May 20, 2015,

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  It’s the time of year when people get stung by jellyfish swimming in the waters off Sandy Point in Frederiksted. Here’s some advice on how to respond to a sting by one of them. The first step may seem obvious: 1. Get out of the water. However, a freshly stung victim

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The University of the Virgin Islands’ Cooperative Extension Service and Agricultural Experiment Station, in partnership with the Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture, will host a Breadfruit Seminar from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 13, and 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14. The seminar will

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SAN JUAN — July 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The national food safety law firm of Ron Simon & Associates, along with local counsel Gomez Trial Attorneys of San Diego, has filed a lawsuit stemming from Salmonella-contaminated chicken distributed by Foster Farms. Health officials have linked the tainted chicken to over 600

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CRUZ BAY – A Delaware family poisoned during their stay at a St. John luxury resort is not doing well and will likely never recover, according to authorities. At a press conference this week, Gov. Kenneth Mapp  said three of the four members of the Esmond-Devine family poisoned in March are

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  As sunny-colored as a ripe banana but with the tantalizing taste you’d expect from tropical fruit, that’s the lure of champagne mangos. This mango is actually the Ataulfo variety, which is grown in Mexico. It got its bubbly name because it is regarded as the champagne of mangos. The

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  Nine out of 10 Americans are eating too much salt and about half are trying to cut back due to concerns about hypertension, heart disease and stroke, according to data from a nationwide phone survey released this week by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC survey showed

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Antibodies now identified for 3 of 4 strains; second team looks at epidemic-prone viruses Singapore researchers are one step closer to whipping up a “drug cocktail” that can attack all four strains of the dengue virus, and they have also discovered why some dengue strains are more likely to lead

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  WASHINGTON — World health officials say Cuba has become the first country in the world to receive validation that it has eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis. The achievement was hailed as a breakthrough for Cuba’s women and children and one that could serve as a public health

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