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- Jefferson County, OR. August 4: Oregon Public Health has issueda health advisory prompted by high algae levels found in Haystack Reservoir, located 10 miles from Madras in the Crooked River National Grassland in Jefferson County.
- Meade County, KS. August 4: The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is continuing to advise the public to avoid contact with water in Meade Lake in Meade County, due to the presence of a toxic blue-green algae bloom.
- Jewell County, KS. August 4: The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is continuing to advise the public to avoid contact with water in Lovewell Reservoir in Jewell County, due to the presence of a toxic blue-green algae bloom.
- Lane County, OR. August 5: Oregon Public Health has issued a health advisory prompted by high algae levels found in the main pond in Golden Gardens Park located in northwest Eugene, north of Barger Drive.
- Nanaimo, BC. August 5: Three new hospital-acquired cases of Clostridium difficile were reported at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital in the last week. Since March 29th, when this outbreak began, 48 patients have become infected with hospital-acquired Clostridium difficile, and 13 of them have died. The last death was recorded three weeks ago.
- United Kingdom. August 5: Research from the Health Protection Agency has revealed a higher incidence of listeriosis in pregnant women from ethnic minority groups and, overall, in people living in more deprived areas.
Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands
- Malaysia. August 5: The Malaysian health ministry is stepping up scrutiny on imported 'Wang Wang' rice crackers and collecting its samples for laboratory tests, following a report that coliform and Escherichia coli bacteria were detected in the product in China.