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Bearded Dragons Are Linked To A Salmonella Outbreak Over The Past Two Years! GROSS!

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Authorities have found a connection between a salmonella outbreak and pet bearded dragons!

It looks like Jorah Mormont had it right when he told Khaleesi dragons could NEVER be tamed on Game of Thrones!

OK, so that actually doesn't really apply here! But in real life, pet bearded dragons are proving to be quite dangerous as they are believed to be the cause of a salmonella outbreak over the past two years!

Since February 12, 2012, at least 132 people have been hospitalized across

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Meningitis Outbreak: Owner Of Contaminated Pharmacy Brought Before Congress!

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spinal-steroid-meningitis-lawsuits__opt.jpgBarry Cadden, the owner and director of the New England Compounding Center that was found to be the source of the fungal meningitis outbreak, has appeared before Congress!

When questioned he plead the Fifth.

That meant that he was exercising his constitutional rights to not be forced to incriminate himself.

So the whole hearing in front of Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Florida, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations went like this:

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Meningitis Outbreak Slowing Down!

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Finally! Some good news!

The pace of the meningitis outbreak has been slowing down.

Though don't celebrate just yet.

The numbers have still risen since we last reported them.

There are now 438 cases in 19 states. The death toll is 32.

Around 14,000 people are possibly at risk after having gotten the contaminated steroid shots.

They could potentially get the disease as well.

So though the numbers are lowering, we're not out of the woods just yet.

Check out the video (above) to learn a little more about some of the new developments in this awful outbreak.

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Meningitis Outbreak: Things Getting WORSE!

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We previously mentioned that the fungal meningitis outbreak is far from over… and sadly, that's been true.

The outbreak has now spread to 19 states and has made 347 people sick!

Rhode Island became the 19th state to report that the outbreak has affected someone.

This is getting ridiculous!

We've said it before but still, we're so thankful that it's not contagious.

Massachusetts health officials are moving to revoke the license of the New England Compounding Center who's contaminated medications started this whole outbreak.

We think something fundamental needs to change in the compounding pharmacy industry so that something like this never happens again.

Check out the video (above) to hear how the FDA is responding to this crisis.

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Meningitis Outbreak KILLS Two More!!

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This just AWFUL!

Also, pretty darn terrifying.

We've previously mentioned that we're in the middle of a meningitis outbreak due to tainted steroid shots.

The shots are giving people fungal meningitis, a deadly illness.

As of now, there are 284 cases of fungal meningitis and the death count is now up to 23!

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