Investigation of a Salmonella Infection Linked to Rattlesnake Pills

Washington, DC - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment have linked one person’s Salmonella Oranienburg infection to taking rattlesnake pills. Rattlesnake pills are often marketed as remedies for various conditions, such as cancer and HIV infection. These pills contain dehydrated rattlesnake meat ground into a powder and put into pill form. CDC recommends that you talk to your health care provider if you are considering taking rattlesnake pills, especially if you are in a group more likely to get a severe Salmonella infection.

On the Adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2396 on Foreign Terrorist Fighters

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson: "Today, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a new resolution that will help Member States detect and counter the threat posed by foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs), especially those returning from the conflict zone in Iraq and Syria. Resolution 2396 is particularly timely, given the collapse of ISIS’s false caliphate and its continuing efforts to commit terrorist attacks around the world.

270th Session Graduates from the FBI National Academy

Washington, DC - Two hundred and twenty-two law enforcement officers graduated Friday from the FBI National Academy program at Quantico, Virginia. The 270th session of the National Academy consisted of men and women from 49 states, as well as members of law enforcement agencies from the District of Columbia, 20 international countries, three military organizations, and four federal civilian organizations.

Bismarck, ND Native Accepts Delivery of USNS City of Bismarck

Mobile, Alabama - Bismarck, North Dakota native 2nd mate Patricia Evenson had the honor of signing the acceptance of the U.S. Navy's newest expeditionary fast transport, USNS City of Bismarck (T-EPF 9), during a delivery ceremony held in Mobile, Alabama.

Bhutan National Day

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson: "On behalf of the United States Department of State, I offer my sincere congratulations on the occasion of Bhutan’s December 17 National Day.