Meningitis Cases, Eggs and Disease
|Updated: 10/09/2012 5:43 pm
||Published: 10/09/2012 4:44 pm
The number of people sickened by a deadly meningitis outbreak has now reached 119 cases, including 11 deaths.
The CDC says new jersey is the 10th state to report at least one illness.
So far, the Arkansas Department of Health has not received any cases in the natural state.
Officials have tied the fungal meningitis outbreak to steroid shots for back pain produced by a Massachusetts pharmacy.
Symptoms of meningitis include high fever severe headache and a stiff neck.
Eggs and Disease
If you're not sure if eggs should be part of a healthy diet, you're not alone.
Registered dietitian Julia Zumpano says only those with heart disease risk factors should be careful of the amount of eggs they eat.
She says egg whites are a great source of protein.
It's the yolk that has the cholesterol and saturated fat you may want to avoid.
Zumpano says avoid putting salt on your eggs to keep the amount of sodium in your diet lower.
She says a teaspoon of salt a day is all you need to stay within healthy levels.
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