Nationwide—A Salmonella outbreak linked to pig ear dog treats has now sickened 143 people in 35 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. That’s an increase of 16 people since the last update on July 31. 33 of those sickened were hospitalized. 26 children under the age of 5 are among those who fell ill.While they are meant to give to dogs, humans have been getting sick from handling the treats and from not properly washing areas that came in contact with the treats. There have been at least four recalls of pig ears since July. The CDC warned in July that pet owners should not give their dogs the treats at all and to throw them away in a secure container so their dogs and other animals can’t get to them.The CDC says people with a Salmonella infection may have diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps. Most people recover without treatment, the CDC said. But, you should contact your doctor to be safe if you think you are infected.Some dogs with Salmonella infection may not look sick, according to the CDC. Dogs with a Salmonella infection usually have diarrhea. Sick animals may seem more tired, may vomit or have a fever. If you see these signs, you’re urged to contact your veterinarian as a precaution.
Emily Bay on Norfolk Island has been named one of the Top 10 Beaches – AustraliaEmily Bay on Norfolk Island has been named one of the Top 10 Beaches – AustraliaStunning Emily Bay on Norfolk Island has been named one of the Top 10 Beaches – Australia in TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards for 2017. Emily Bay has been selected following TripAdvisor’s analysis of the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings across beaches worldwide collected over a 12-month period as well as booking interest on TripAdvisor.Announcing the award winners, TripAdvisor advised Emily Bay is “a beautiful area popular for swimmers” with “best time to go: year round”.TripAdvisor spokesperson Joanne Kershaw said “Aussies love the beach so for those planning their next sandy getaway, TripAdvisor has identified from millions of traveller reviews, the best beaches throughout the world as well as those right here in our back yard.”Less than 3 hours flying time from Sydney or Brisbane, a short-break or extended holiday beckon on Norfolk Island. Norfolk Island is long-regarded as a wonderful place to visit with family and friends or escape with a loved one.Emily Bay is a crescent of golden sand backed by beach grass and pines. Set in the world-heritage listed area of Kingston, this sheltered reef lagoon is home to a variety of fish and hard and soft coral. The water is clean and crystal clear and, most importantly, safe for swimming and perfect for snorkelling.Norfolk Island also offers fabulous culinary experiences and countless other activities including fishing, kayaking, surfing, cycling and bushwalking. There are glass bottom boat tours and ocean trips to Phillip Island, and attractions including Fletcher’s Mutiny Cyclorama. Kingston and Arthurs Vale Historic Area are the oldest of the eleven Australian penal colonies.Australian television personality, Ray Martin, was named this year as Ambassador for Norfolk Island. Source = Norfolk Island