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Toledo water contamination enters 3rd day

...rashes. But no serious illnesses had been reported by late Sunday. Health officials advised children and those with weak immune systems to avoid showering or bathing in the water. Amid the emergency, discussion began to center around how to stop...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-04/3rd-day-toledo-water-woes
Salad mix recalled from Furys Ferry Bi-Lo

...miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn. The elderly and people with weak immune systems can see the infection present itself as septicemia or meningitis.The risk for transmitting the infection might...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2013-10-29/salad-mix-r
Bone marrow transplants effective against weak immune systems

Bone marrow transplants from relatives can extend the lives of children born with an extremely weak immune system, a rare genetic disorder that once was considered almost always fatal, a study found. Doctors have known since 1968 that bone marrow transplants could help children with SCIDS, or Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Syndrome, but there was scant information on the longer-term effects.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/02/18/tec_253784.shtml
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Age old question: Avoid food poisoning with bit of prevention

...and vomiting. Severe cases may cause fever, rapid heart rate, numbness in the legs and fainting. Those with weak immune systems, children and the elderly are more susceptible to food poisoning. Food-poisoning cases increase in summer as...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/05/02/liv_286816.shtml
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Birds quarantined across state after disease cases

...doesn't respond to typical flu treatments. It can be especially dangerous to children, seniors and those with weak immune systems, according to the news release. Though the birds cannot be sold, they don't have to be removed from the store...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/12/29/met_178504.shtml
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CDC: Death toll rises to 9 in bacterial outbreak

...the plant. Healthy people can usually fight off the bacteria with no more than flu-like symptoms. But listeria can cause meningitis or blood infections, particularly in pregnant women, the elderly and people with weak immune systems.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/01/16/tec_250423.shtml
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It's time for flu shots

...them more vulnerable to the flu, such as heart or lung disorders including asthma, diabetes, kidney disease, or weak immune systems. -Children ages 6 months to 2 years. -Residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. -Women...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/09/30/tec_355504.shtml
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CDC: Death toll eight from bacterial outbreak

...cold cuts. Healthy people can usually fight off the bacteria with no more than flu-like symptoms. But listeria can cause meningitis or blood infections, particularly in pregnant women, the elderly and people with weak immune systems.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/01/08/tec_249628.shtml
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What's swimming in there?

...organism to kill," Mr. Milford said of the resilient germ, which causes diarrhea and can be fatal to people with weak immune systems. Since 1985, the number of outbreaks of diarrhea from pools that contain Cryptosporidium and other bacteria has...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/08/02/met_91075.shtml
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Monster mold: Creeping crud that threatens health

...eliminate it. This is most true for hospitals, where mold spores can cause deadly lung diseases in people with weak immune systems or organ transplants. Such concerns already led Charity Hospital's owners to mothball it. Tulane University...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/09/28/liv_7108.shtml
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