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HEROES: Louisiana Father-Son Team Rescues 120 From Flooding ...

By JENNIFER ABBEY | ABC News – 4 hrs ago








Louisiana Father-Son Team Rescues …







Residents of Plaquemines Parish in Louisiana were shocked by Hurricane Isaac Wednesday morning when ocean water burst over the Mississippi River levee, covering their town and leaving thousands trapped in attics and on roofs.




Jesse Shaffer, 25, and his father, also named Jesse Shaffer, 53, both of Braithwaite, La., stayed behind in their town to rescue their friends.







While police and the fire department were unable to reach some stranded people using their vehicles, the Shaffers were able to save lives using boats.





"We rescued a lot of people, saw a lot of things you never thought you'd see," the older Shaffer told ABC News, beginning to cry.






Each Shaffer controlled a boat, in which the pair saved a combined 120 people in 12 hours, as well as animals.







Their rescue mission began at five a.m. Wednesday at a local auditorium, where they rescued 10 people including a baby and an elderly man, they said. The…

CALIFORNIA: CDPH Warns Not to Eat Daniella-Brand Mangoes Due to Health Risk ...

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http://www.cdph.ca.gov/pubsforms/Documents/fdbFrSPLa.pdf




Date: 8/29/2012

Number: 12-046

Contact: Anita Gore, Heather Bourbeau (916) 440-7259






SACRAMENTO




California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Ron Chapman today warned people not to eat Daniella-brand mangoes because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.


 CDPH is currently investigating multiple illnesses in the state of California that may be related to the consumption of mangoes imported from Mexico. 






The recalled mangoes were packed in Mexico and distributed by Splendid Products in Burlingame, California. 



These mangoes were sold between July 12, 2012 and August 29, 2012 at various stores throughout the United States. The mangoes were sold as individual fruit with the sticker brand “Daniella.” Each fruit was also marked with a small sticker with one of the following codes: 4051, 4959, 4311, 4584 or 3114.




Additional photographs of the recalled products …

STILL GOING STRONG: ISAAC DUMPS OVER 25 INCHES OF RAIN IN LOUISIANA ....

Tropical Storm Warning




TROPICAL STORM ISAAC LOCAL STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA 741 PM CDT WED AUG 29 2012 ...SLOW-MOVING ISAAC DUMPING HEAVY RAINS AND STILL PRODUCING A SIGNIFICANT STORM SURGE... .NEW INFORMATION... ISAAC SLIGHTLY WEAKER BUT STILL PRODUCING SIGNIFICANT STORM SURGE AND INLAND FLOODING. .AREAS AFFECTED... THIS LOCAL STATEMENT PROVIDES IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND RECOMMENDED ACTIONS FOR PEOPLE AND MARINE INTERESTS IN SELECT LOCATIONS AND COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA AND SOUTH MISSISSIPPI. .WATCHES/WARNINGS... A TROPICAL STORM WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS... POINTE COUPEE...WEST FELICIANA...EAST FELICIANA...ST. HELENA... WASHINGTON...ST. TAMMANY...IBERVILLE...WEST BATON ROUGE...EAST BATON ROUGE...ASCENSION...LIVINGSTON...ASSUMPTION...ST. JAMES... ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST...UPPER LAFOURCHE...ST. CHARLES...UPPER JEFFERSON...ORLEANS...UPPER PLAQUEMINES...UPPER ST. BERNARD... UPPER TERREBONNE...LOWER TERREBONNE...LOWER LAFOURCHE...LOWE…

16 STATES NOW: Mango salmonella outbreak grows; 103 sick in USA ...

By JoNel Aleccia, NBC News



An outbreak of salmonella poisoning in mangoes has sickened 103 people from 16 states in the U.S., in addition to at least 22 people who became ill in Canada, government health officials said Wednesday.




Most of the U.S. victims are in California, where 78 people have been confirmed ill with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Braenderup since July 1, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.




Six people became ill in Washington state, according to health officials there. CDC has not yet identified the numbers of victims in remaining states.




So far, patients range in age from 1 to 86, with a median age of 32.

 About 36 percent of victims have been hospitalized, CDC said. 


Most became ill from July 3 to Aug. 11, 2012, although infections contracted after Aug. 5 might not yet be reported.





CDC officials said they have not confirmed a specific source or identified the type of mangoes associated with the outbreak. 



“Therefore, we do not have specific consumer…

Chávez en dura prueba a 40 días de elecciones

CAR301- PUNTO FIJO (VENEZUELA), 27/08/2012.- Fotografía cedida por Miraflores del mandatario Hugo Chávez (c) hablando con sus asesores y funcionarios en la zona del accidente hoy, lunes 27 de agosto de 2012, en la localidad de Punto Fijo, tras una explosión de la refinería de Amuay en la madrugada del sábado como consecuencia de un escape de gas que provocó el incendio de nueve tanques de combustible y destrozos y derrumbes en las viviendas aledañas. Las llamas de la refinería siguen cubriendo el cielo de esa localidad al noroeste de Venezuela, mientras las autoridades elevaban a 48 el número de muertos que dejó la explosión el sábado en el Centro de Refinamiento de Paraguaná (CRP), uno de los mayores del mundo. EFE/MIRAFLORES/SOLO USO EDITORIAL/
. / EFE ANNA PELEGRI AFPCARACAS -- El accidente en la mayor refinería venezolana supone una dura prueba política para el presidente Hugo Chávez, que deberá hallar rápidamente responsables para evitar una erosión de su ventaja ante el ex gobe…

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USA: OFFICIAL STATEMENT & UPDATE FROM THE CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC) ON DANIELLA MANGO RECALL ....

Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup Infections


Posted August 29, 2012 03:30 PM ET


At a Glance:Case Count: 103States: 16Deaths: 0Hospitalizations: 25 More Information:Advice to ConsumersKey Resources Highlights
HighlightsRead the Advice to Consumers »A total of 103 persons infected with the outbreak strain of 

MEX Y CAN TRADING JOINS DANIELLA RECALL IN CANADIAN MARKET ...

august 29 update : CDC STATEMENT & RECALL CHRONOLOGY ...

Salmonella Braenderup – Mango





The Public Health Agency of Canada has linked consumption of Daniella brand Mangos from Mexico to an outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup infections. 


State and federal agencies in the USA – led by the California Department of Public Health – are investigating illnesses in several US states due to the same outbreak strain.





CDC has released the following statement by email:



An investigation of a multistate cluster of Salmonella Braenderup infections is being conducted by several states. The information below is current as of August 27, 2012:

101 cases with the outbreak strain have been reported to PulseNet since July 1st. This number may change as more cases are confirmed. The pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, or PFGE, pattern in this outbreak has been seen before in PulseNet, and in the past typically caused about 2 to 3 cases a month. Therefore, some reported cases may not be part of this outbreak.




California has reported the majority of cases (approximately 75).…