The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a warning about chopped romaine lettuce that is giving people E.coli. The infection has spread across 11 states in the United States.
Public Health April 15, 2018
Health officials are probing the cause of the multistate E. coli outbreak. The disease has sickened at least 17 people across states, and the specific source is still unknown.
Public Health April 13, 2018
In 2017, a total of 613 verified cases of tuberculosis were recorded by the NYC Health Department. Among these, 14 cases were caused by a multidrug-resistant organism.
Public Health March 27, 2018
Ubisoft is now targeting toxic players as it seeks to clean up the online community. 'Rainbow Six Siege' players can be banned permanently depending on their violations.
Video Games March 6, 2018
The norovirus, which causes diarrhea and vomiting, infected security personnel hired for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Some 1,200 individuals are now quarantined to contain the spread of infection.
Public Health February 9, 2018
Ubisoft has announced a few steps back on its plan to implement gameplay and scheme changes on 'Rainbow Six: Siege.' The decision is in response to players’ uproar on the revealed price hike and the Outbreak Packs becoming cash-only.
Video Games January 29, 2018
Ubisoft teased a new limited-time event for 'Rainbow Six Siege' together with some changes to its retail versions. 50 new cosmetic items will be available during the Outbreak event and probably more.
Video Games January 26, 2018
Panic is spreading in Africa after a 9-year-old girl in Uganda died with blood oozing from her eyes. Tests on the girl's blood sample will confirm if she died from the disease known as the Black Death.
Public Health January 15, 2018
The cholera outbreak in Yemen, which started in October 2016, has now infected over 1 million people. Modern medicine is capable of curing patients infected with the disease, but certain factors have made it difficult to stop the epidemic.
Public Health December 23, 2017
North Carolina State University has been hit with a nasty norovirus outbreak, affecting approximately 60 students. Norovirus is the most common cause of acute gastroenteritis in the U.S.
Public Health December 9, 2017
San Diego has started washing its streets with bleach to fight back against the Hepatitis A outbreak that has already taken the lives of 16 people. For people in San Diego, here are ways to protect yourself from being infected.
Public Health September 14, 2017
Contact with puppies that were sold by the national pet store chain Petland has been linked to a multistate campylobacteriosis outbreak. What are the symptoms of this bacterial infection?
Public Health September 12, 2017
The Health Department reports findings of its investigation on the deadly E. Coli outbreak that killed 2 children in Southwest Utah. Officials say that livestock is responsible.
Public Health July 30, 2017
Two persons who made separate trips to Rio Las Vegas Hotel and Casino have recently fallen ill with Legionnaire's disease. Now in New York City, an East Harlem precinct also have a potential case of the disease.
Public Health June 12, 2017
Did the government deliberately hide the first few confirmed cases of Zika virus in India? Today, national guidelines are spread to prevent a Zika outbreak in the country already hit by other mosquito-borne illnesses.
Public Health May 30, 2017
Four people have died in the Ebola outbreak in Congo. The WHO confirmed the latest death on Sunday, noting there are now 37 suspected Ebola cases in Africa. The CDC is still evaluating the situation before issuing a travel advisory.
Public Health May 22, 2017
A 20-year-high outbreak of mumps is underway in Texas, and cases across the United States have also increased. Now, health officials are mulling over a third vaccine dose for mumps to get the situation under control.
Public Health April 15, 2017
Alerted by an inexplicable elephantiasis outbreak in Uganda, health authorities discovered the reported cases were actually a different form of the disease, called podoconiosis. This condition is not caused by a worm, but rather by prolonged exposure to volcanic soil.
Public Health April 11, 2017
South Korea has raised its foot-and-mouth disease alert status to highest level as a second strain of the virus was confirmed Thursday. The government has begun vaccinating all its cattle and livestock.
Public Health February 9, 2017
An outbreak of the Seoul virus, which affected eight people in Illinois and Wisconsin, was linked to pet rats. What are the symptoms of this hantavirus?
Public Health January 22, 2017
The viral infection hand, foot and mouth disease often affects children below 5 years old, but it recently hit college students at Florida State University. What likely caused the outbreak?
Public Health September 16, 2016
Health authorities embargoed scallops from De Oro Resources. Hepatitis A were found in the products suspected to be the possible source of an outbreak of the virus in Hawaii.
Public Health August 19, 2016
E. coli outbreak in the United Kingdom sickens more than 150 people and leaves two dead. The cases have been linked to contaminated pre-packed salad mixed greens, prompting top health agency to advise people to wash their salad greens thoroughly.
Public Health July 20, 2016
A European tourist may have exposed residents in Eastern Massachusetts to measles. Officials warned that the foreign tourist, who traveled from May 1 to 8 in the Greater Boston area, was contagious.
Public Health May 13, 2016
The luxury cruise ship Balmoral has been hit by norovirus, sickening more than 250 passengers and eight crew members, health officials confirmed. Majority of the passengers were from the United Kingdom.
Public Health May 9, 2016
The CDC announced an ongoing multi-state listeria outbreak that sickened eight people and prompted a nationwide recall. The outbreak was recently traced to 358 frozen vegetables and fruit products under 40 different brand names.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 6, 2016
Wisconsin is now in the midst of an Elizabethkingia anophelis outbreak. The bacterial infection, resistant to many antibiotics, have sickened and killed a number of people throughout the state.
Life March 18, 2016
Research bodies across the globe joined forces to battle the growing outbreak of Zika virus. The statement, signed by organizations, aims to make all data freely available to the public.
Life February 11, 2016
Will Chipotle's customers return to its doors or will its history of contamination outbreaks prove to be troublesome? Regardless, the Mexican Grill has big plans to get its patrons back.
Life February 2, 2016
World Health Organization (WHO) officers plans to meet in Geneva for an emergency meeting. The meeting will tackle ways to curb the outbreak that was linked to birth defects among infants born to mothers infected with the mosquito-borne virus.
Life February 1, 2016
A lawsuit claims that Chipotle hid evidence of a norovirus outbreak in its Simi Valley branch. The restaurant allegedly covered up by replacing employees and cleaning the store before reporting to authorities.
Life January 22, 2016
Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants will be closed on Feb. 8 for a company meeting on food safety. The action taken by the company may be linked to E.coli outbreaks last year.
Life January 15, 2016
Health officials may issue a warning to pregnant women traveling to countries struck with the Zika virus. The United States' first case was recorded from a traveler who visited Latin America.
Life January 15, 2016
Cases of dengue fever, a mosquito-borne disease, continue to increase Hawaii. The Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH) reported a total of 181 confirmed cases of dengue fever including one new case reported on Christmas Eve.
Life December 26, 2015
Around 23 percent of Americans who heard of Chipotle Escherichia coli outbreak are eating less often in its chains. With a new outbreak linked to the company's food safety issues, the number might soar higher.
Life December 23, 2015
Almost 200 people were sickened in a norovirus outbreak in Seattle, after attending a catered party. The exact cause of the illnesses has not yet been identified but building staff have already disinfected the entire facility.
Life December 8, 2015
Chipotle vowed to give better food service as the CDC probes to find out what went wrong. Meanwhile, E. coli cases continue to be discovered, the past incidents have already shaken the restaurant chain's financial and sales status.
Life December 8, 2015
In 2015, there has been an increased number of Tularemia or rabbit fever cases reported in four states. A total of 100 instances of the disease were reported within nine months, whereas the annual U.S. average is 125 cases.
Life December 7, 2015
A salmonella outbreaklinked to JEM Raw Peanut Spread has sickened 11 people across nine states. The pathogen, formerly known as Salmonella Java, is the same strain linked to the July outbreak caused by frozen raw tuna.
Life December 7, 2015
Chipotle has shut down all of its restaurants in the cities of Portland and Seattle after receiving reports of E. coli infection cases from health officials. This marks the third food contamination incident linked to Chipotle stores following earlier salmonella and norovirus cases.
Life November 4, 2015
The Washoe County health district in Nevada is anticipating the scheduled school break in the fall to help allow students and staff members infected with the norovirus to recover during the recommended 72-hour period. The break will also help prevent the spread of the infection to other individuals.
Life October 26, 2015
The medical staff of a Nigerian hospital – including one doctor, nine nurses, four health workers, and one patient – was quarantined on Oct. 7 following the death of a patient from a suspected Ebola virus case.
Life October 12, 2015
Travelers from Liberia will soon be welcomed in US airports without having to undergo screening protocols for Ebola. The African country has been declared free of the virus transmission thus US health officials have altered the current rules.
Life September 19, 2015
Infectious disease specialist Dr. Deborah Asnis, whose vigilance and quick response helped discover the first cases of West Nile virus cases in the western hemisphere, died on Saturday in Manhattan, New York. Asnis was 59 years old.
Life September 18, 2015
The Food and Drug Administration is set to implement new government safety rules concerning the operations of food manufacturers following the latest string of food-borne illness outbreaks in the country.
Life September 11, 2015