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Philadelphia health officials are monitoring 30 people in the city for Ebola, NBC 10 reports.
Here’s why you shouldn’t panic: There are no confirmed cases. Nobody has shown symptoms. But the 30 people being monitored have recently traveled to West Africa, and authorities here are acting from an abundance of caution.
The individuals have not been quarantined, but are being monitored over a 21-day period.
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If you’ve spent any time at all in New York City, you’ve no doubt noticed these Department of Health letter grades stuck to the front door or window of every restaurant you pass by. And earlier this week, Per Se, one of the most expensive restaurants in New York, got some pretty awful press when it didn’t do so well on its inspection. Read more »
On Monday, Philadelphia’s Department of Health shut down the Farmers’ Cabinet. “As a result of violations found during an inspection, they were ordered to close for 48 hours,” says Department of Health spokesperson Jeff Moran. “Or until all of the violations are corrected.” Read more »
The other day, I visited a prominent Philadelphia restaurant and sat at the bar for dinner. I noticed a few small insects flying about. And then one landed in my companion’s wine. Read more »
Well, I was planning to scarf down a $2.50 egg-and-cheese sandwich (ketchup and pepper) from a street vendor near Foobooz World Headquarters. But once I spied these clear-as-day rodent droppings sitting atop a long roll on the counter inside the cart, I decided to skip breakfast altogether. (See, I knew I should have gone with the English muffin.) Read more »
The other night, I visited Front Street’s Catahoula for some food and drink. The duck jambalaya, crawfish boil, and Gouda grits were all quite tasty, and I suggest you give them a try. The ice cold shrimp remoulade was also good, assuming you don’t mind eating those black intestinal tracts, which were not removed from the crustaceans. I must admit to eating a few. My companion declined. Then he pointed out the fruit fly gathering behind me. Read more »