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An autopsy report says a 38-year-old Florida man was killed by an exploding vape pen.

Freshwater swimmers are being warned to wear nose clips as the weather gets warmer.

Florida Department of Health’s Kent Donahue says the amoeba called Naegleria fowleri found in ponds, lakes, and even untreated pools and hot tubs can cause a type of deadly meningitis.

Four more states are reporting illnesses in a food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce.

In a memo released to state environmental officials and county health department offices on Thursday, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection issued a clarification of when and how local and state officials should perform tests on local water systems.

Romaine Lettuce Outbreak Update: 149 Sick In 29 States

May 10, 2018
Jeffery Martin

Four more states are reporting illnesses in a food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its numbers on the outbreak Wednesday, revealing that 149 people in 29 states had gotten sick.

It's unclear if new illness are still occurring. There's a lag in reporting, and the most recent illness began two weeks ago.

Florida, Minnesota, North Dakota and Texas have joined the list of states reporting at least one E. coli illness linked to the outbreak.

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