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USDA issues alert over food possibly containing plastic – WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro

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The US Department of Agriculture has put out a health alert for frozen taquitos and chimichangas that may contain plastic. 

The items could pose a choking hazard. 

Multiple types of beef and chicken taquitos and chimichangas are included in the alert. 

It covers ready-to-eat products containing diced green chilies recalled by the producer, Sun Valley Foods. 

The USDA notice listed select products shipped nationwide under Jose Ole, Casa Mamita and Walmart’s Great Value brand. 

They were made by Ajinomoto Foods North America Incorporated in Lampasas, Texas and San Diego. 

The agency says not to eat the listed products but to throw away or return them.  

There haven’t yet been any confirmed reports of health issues related to eating the products. 

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FOX 35 Weather Alert Day: Isaias weakens to tropical storm as it nears Florida’s east coast – FOX 35 Orlando

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5 p.m. Hurricane Isaias update

FOX 35 Chief Meteorologist Glenn Richards tracks the tropics.

LAKE MARY, Fla.Isaias is now a tropical storm as it continues to move closer to Florida’s east coast, bringing along a risk for severe weather.

FOX 35 WEATHER ALERT DAY is in place for Saturday and Sunday.

In its 5 p.m. advisory on Saturday, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said the storm is moving northwest at 10 mph with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph.

FOX 35 Meteorologist Kristin Giannas said although Isaias weakened to a tropical storm, it could regain its strength to become a hurricane again overnight at it approaches Florida’s coast.

TRACK THE TROPICS: Visit the FOX 35 Orlando Hurricane Center for the latest in the tropics, including daily updates, live radar, and severe weather alerts.

The center of Isaias is expected to make landfall at Andros Island and is expected to approach the southeast coast of Florida later on Saturday and Sunday.

STAY PREPARED: Get all you need to know about the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season with the FOX 35 Orlando Hurricane Guide

ACTIVE WATCHES AND WARNINGS:

Hurricane Warning is in effect for:

Coastal Volusia County, Southern Brevard County, Northern Brevard County

Storm Surge Watch is in effect for:

Coastal Volusia County, Southern Brevard County, Northern Brevard County, Coastal Flagler County

Tropical Storm Warning is in effect:

Inland Volusia County, Seminole County, Orange County, Osceola County, Inland Flagler County, Coastal Flagler County

RELATED: Here’s where you can get free sandbags in Central Florida

Governor Ron DeSantis declared a State of Emergency for Friday ahead of the system’s arrival.

Gov. DeSantis sent a letter to President Trump requesting that he declare a pre-landfall emergency for the State of Florida.

The governor says the state is “fully prepared for this and any future storm during this hurricane season,” with stockpiles of personal protective equipment, generators, bottled water and meals ready to be distributed.

But, he urged that people have seven days of food, water, and medication on hand and said state-run coronavirus testing sites in the areas where the storm could hit would be closed.

RELATED: Red Cross advises you take these safety steps as Hurricane Isaias approaches Florida’s coast

The eye of Isaias was observed from above on the morning of July 31 by a crew aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) aircraft.

Hurricane Hunters fly through eye of Hurricane Isaias

A video of the eye of Hurricane Isaias was taken by NOAA Hurricane Hunters via Storyful on Friday.

Isaias is the second hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season.

Download the FOX 35 Weather App to track the tropics on your phone, receive severe weather alerts, and get the latest daily forecasts. 

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CDC issues new alert to doctors about a mysterious illness linked to coronavirus in kids – FOX 31 Denver

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AUSTIN (KXAN) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent doctors across the nation a health alert Thursday evening. 

The CDC names the illness as the “Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children,” or MIS-C, linked to COVID-19 in children. 

“It is currently unknown if multisystem inflammatory syndrome is specific to children or if it also occurs in adults,” the CDC’s alert reads.

The alert gives doctors guidance to look for a fever of a least 100.4 degrees for a least 24 hours, inflammation and hospitalization with organ problems. The alert says that respiratory symptoms were not present in all cases.

“There is limited information currently available about risk factors, pathogenesis, clinical course, and treatment for MIS-C,” explained the alert. “CDC is requesting healthcare providers report suspected cases to public health authorities to better characterize this newly recognized condition in the pediatric population.”

Dr. Sarmistha Hauger, Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Dell Children’s Medical Center, was expecting the guidance from the CDC on Thursday.

No cases of the illness have been reported in Texas.

“It seems like our curve is flattening a bit. So, perhaps, it’s delayed and maybe within the next 30 days or so we might be able to have some cases that may show up,” explained Dr. Hauger. 

Dr. Hauger said the symptoms mimic that of Kawasaki disease, including severe inflammation of the coronary arteries. Dell Children’s treats between 30 to 40 cases a year.

“Maybe red eyes without a lot of drainage, maybe a rash, maybe joint pains that are severe, red lips, swollen hands and feet,” said Dr. Hauger. “Just miserableness and not feeling well. Those are the kinds of things that you should seek care for.”

The CDC says a diagnosis needs to include COVID-19 antigen test; or exposure within the four weeks before symptoms started. 

“Healthcare providers who have cared or are caring for patients younger than 21 years of age meeting MIS-C criteria should report suspected cases to their local, state, or territorial health department,” said the alert. 

Dr. Hauger is encouraging all parents to make sure their kids are up to date on their vaccines, “Our heard immunities decreases not getting immunizations.”

“The vast majority of children are not that ill,” said Dr. Hauger. “The vast majority of children will not get infected. The vast majority of children… even if they’re infected do just fine.”

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