Singing songs of handwashing

Children’s Memorial Hospital and the Chicago Children’s Choir are teaming up to record a handwashing song. Chicago native Joel Frankel wrote the song, “Wash, Rinse Dry.” The singers will record at SPACE Recording Studio in Evanston. The song and video will be used for patient and staff education. And don’t forget, JJ the puppet will be joining the singers during the recording session.

Food poisoning sickens 80 at Neb. choir event

Nebraska health officials say more than 80 people fell ill from food poisoning after a choir competition Feb. 21 at Papillion-La Vista High School.

Food served at the competition came from a range of sources, including vendors and parents who had donated baked goods for a fundraiser. ??????

State epidemiologist Tom Safranek says the illnesses have been traced to improperly handled meat, which was cooked at a family’s home. ??????

The illnesses are not linked to a recent outbreak of salmonella that’s sickened at least 14 people in eastern Nebraska. State health officials are still investigating the source of those illnesses. ???