DC Metro Train Derails on the Red Line

A Red Line train carrying 63 people derailed between the Metro Center and Farragut North stations. DC Metro (WMATA) officials said the train was one of the new 7000-series that was recently put into service. Passengers on the train described a loud boom and violent shaking. One passenger interviewed by NBC Washington said it felt twice as bad as turbulence he had experienced while flying. Emergency services were able to evacuate the 61 passengers without any issues. Power to the third rail was shut down as passengers walked 2,000 feet to Metro Center station. No injuries were reported. Does the…

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What Are Common Foodborne Illnesses in the US?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and US Department of Agriculture (USDA) coordinate food recalls each year for products tainted with dangerous pathogens. There are incidents where guests have become ill after eating tainted food at restaurants. Foodborne illnesses are responsible for thousands of hospitalizations in the US each year. Depending on which illness you contract, you could experience symptoms that range from vomiting to paralysis. Common foodborne illnesses in the US include but are not limited to: Listeriosis: Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious bacterial infection. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), soft cheeses, unpasteurized milk,…

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