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Virginia Urging The Public To Recognize And Deal With E. coli Symptoms

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The Virginia Health Department's investigation director, Diane Woolard, says each year the state has about 150 E. coli cases, and each is taken seriously. She says when a cases are reported, people are asked what they ate, where they traveled, and what they risk factors are.

"However you can get exposed to microscopic feces, either by not washing your hands enough, or something contaminating irrigation water, on a food where something is being grown, it's often associated with undercooked ground beef," says Woolard.

Woolard says prevention requires making sure food is fully cooked, avoiding raw meat cross-contamination, and thoroughly washing vegetables and hands.

Symptoms of infection include watery, bloody diarrhea, fever, chills, and kidney problems. People who show any signs—especially young children and the elderly—should seek medical help immediately.

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Your Turn: Sexual Assault, Nate Parker And More

Director Nate Parker's college rape case is resurfacing and putting off would-be fans of his highly anticipated film "The Birth of a Nation." What do Washingtonians think?

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Minnesota Cracks Down On Neonic Pesticides, Promising Aid To Bees

Minnesota's governor has ordered new restrictions on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, which have been blamed for killing bees. Many details of the plan, however, remain to be worked out.
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Donald Trump’s Immigration Plan And His Visit To Mexico

Donald Trump lays out a plan for immigration after a meeting with Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto. An update on the Republican presidential nominee’s proposals on immigration, illegal drugs and trade.

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Results From Congressional Primary Races And New Concerns About Hacks Into State Voting Systems

Join us to discuss results from primary challenges to Republican Senator John McCain, Democratic Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz and others and new concerns possible Russian hackers breaking into U.S. state voting systems.

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