Tag: Outbreak

Religious Exemptions For Vaccines No Longer Allowed In New York

The state of New York has passed a bill banning parents for claiming religious beliefs to opt their children out of receiving required vaccinations. The mandate was introduced as a response to the measles outbreak across the United States.

Public Health June 15, 2019

Three Hospital Patients Dead Due To Pre-Packed Sandwiches Contaminated With Listeria

Investigations are under way after three hospital patients died in a listeria outbreak. The source of the listeria contamination so far appears to be pre-packed sandwiches .

Public Health June 9, 2019

62,000 Pounds Of Beef Recalled Before Memorial Day Over Fears Of E. Coli Contamination

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that more than 62,000 pounds of raw ground beef products are getting recalled due to potential contamination of E. coli. An E. coli infection could be severe and even life-threatening.

Public Health May 24, 2019

Kentucky Woman Melissa Carmicle Sues K2D Foods Over Kidney Failure Linked To E.coli-Contaminated Beef

K2D Foods faced its first lawsuit after the recall of more than 110,000 pounds of ground beef products due to E. coli contamination. The plaintiff sought damages in excess of $75,000 as she pursues treatment for kidney failure and seizures.

Public Health April 29, 2019

Ebola Responders Considering Strike If More Effective Protection Measures Not Implemented

Congolese health workers marched to demand increased protection against armed militiamen. Dozens of doctors and nurses who are at the frontlines of the Ebola outbreak threatened to go on strike if their demands are not met by the government.

Public Health April 26, 2019

CDC Links Recent Listeria Outbreak With Deli Meat And Cheese

The CDC released a report confirming that deli products have caused eight people to be hospitalized due to Listeria infection. The public health agency is warning people who are at high risk of infection, including pregnant women and older adults.

Public Health April 20, 2019

Google's Silicon Valley Employees Exposed To Measles After Visit Of Sick Individual

Silicon Valley employees were put at risk of measles after a Google visitor was found diagnosed with the disease. The public health department urged the public to get vaccinated.

Public Health April 18, 2019

Ground Beef Linked To E. Coli Outbreak That Sickened 109 From 6 States

More than a hundred people have suffered from the sudden outbreak of E. coli in the United States. Now, CDC has traced the source to ground beef.

Public Health April 13, 2019

CDC Statement Warns Of Multi-State Outbreak Of E. Coli

A multi-state E.Coli outbreak has been reported by the CDC. The outbreak started on March 2 and has affected five states in the United States.

Public Health April 9, 2019

Deadly, Drug Resistant Fungus Could Be Next Global Threat

This superbug fungus can kill people in just 90 days. Find out all about this new drug-resistant fungus that is spreading in hospitals all over the world.

Public Health April 8, 2019

Judge Sides With Kentucky School On Banning Unvaccinated Student

A judge from Kentucky sided with the decision of the state health department to ban unvaccinated students from attending classes at Assumption Academy. A total of 32 cases of chickenpox have been reported in the school since February.

Public Health April 3, 2019

Senator Wants Investigation On New Jersey Hospital Where 11 Children Died

State Senator Richard Codey penned a letter to urge to the state attorney general to open an investigation on the adenovirus outbreak that killed 11 children in a hospital in New Jersey. He demanded accountability for the tragic deaths.

Public Health March 30, 2019

Ebola Outbreak In Congo Hits 1,000-Case Mark

The second worst Ebola outbreak in history has reached over 1,000 cases with more than 600 people dead. According to WHO, violence in the affected areas is the reason for the increase in new cases.

Public Health March 25, 2019

Students Flock To Sign Online Petition To Close Temple University Amid Mumps Crisis

A petition calling for the temporary closure of Temple University over mumps outbreak has received over 10,000 signatures. As of Monday, 74 people are believed to have contracted the highly contagious disease.

Public Health March 22, 2019

Unvaccinated Student Jerome Kunkel Sues Health Department For Banning Him From School During Chickenpox Outbreak

18-year-old Jerome Kunkel filed a lawsuit against the health department because he was banned from school during a chickenpox outbreak. The high school student is not vaccinated because of religious reason.

Public Health March 19, 2019

Authorities Investigating Tuberculosis Outbreak In Minnesota Campus

Authorities are investigating on a number of tuberculosis cases affecting a university campus in Minnesota. They are looking for the other people who might have been exposed to the illness in the campus.

Public Health January 27, 2019

Second Deadliest Congo Ebola Outbreak Hits Recorded 600 Cases

The Democratic Republic of Congo has reported 600 cases of Ebola since an outbreak was declared in the country last year. Fear of Ebola spreading to neighboring countries was heightened after hundreds of Congolese had sought refuge in Uganda.

Public Health January 3, 2019

Travelers Who Went Through Newark Airport On Christmas Eve Possibly Exposed To Measles

People who were at Newark Liberty International Airport might have been exposed to measles from a passenger who was ill. It is unrelated to the ongoing measles outbreak at Ocean County.

Public Health December 29, 2018

Stem Cell Injections Linked To Multistate Bacterial Infection Outbreak That Sickened 12 People

At least 12 individuals in Arizona, Florida, and Texas were hospitalized after receiving stem cell injections. The patients received the shots to treat problems such as joint pain and back pain.

Public Health December 20, 2018

Measles Cases Increase By 31 Percent In 2017, Parents Partly To Blame

In 2017, 173,330 cases of measles were recorded, a 31-percent increase from 2016. Health organizations partially pointed at parental neglect as a reason for the uptick.

Public Health November 30, 2018

8th Child Dies At New Jersey Facility, Alleged 'Filthy Conditions' Blamed For Virus Outbreak

New Jersey authorities announced the eighth death related to an adenovirus outbreak at a New Jersey rehabilitation center. Investigations are ongoing amid the questions and allegations.

Public Health October 28, 2018

6 Children Dead, 12 Other Ill Amid Adenovirus Outbreak At New Jersey Rehabilitation Facility

Of the 18 children affected by an adenovirus outbreak in New Jersey, six have already died. With their immune systems already compromised, they were more susceptible to contracting illnesses.

Public Health October 24, 2018

Disease Outbreak At Alabama Prison Leaves One Inmate Dead

One inmate has died after developing meningitis as a result of a disease outbreak at an Alabama prison. Two others had to be hospitalized, and authorities are already conducting an investigation.

Public Health September 29, 2018

Outbreak Of Rare Eye Infection That Can Cause Blindness Found Among Contact Lens Wearers

A rare eye infection that can cause blindness has been identified in contact lens users in the United Kingdom. What is Acanthamoeba keratitis, and can it be prevented?

Public Health September 22, 2018

At Least 17 Fall Ill During Salmonella Outbreak: 1 Death Confirmed Says CDC

At least a person has died and 17 people have gotten sick due to Kosher chicken. The reported cases of salmonella outbreak are in states including New York, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

Public Health September 2, 2018

Football Fan Day Canceled Over Hand, Foot, And Mouth Disease Outbreak

According to West Virginia University authorities, five football players were found to have a hand, foot, and mouth disease. As a result, a scheduled Fan Day has been canceled for the safety of all involved.

Public Health August 19, 2018

Chicken Meat Most Likely To Make People Sick, According To CDC

Chicken sickened the most number of people during related outbreaks, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The findings from the report resulted in divided opinions among poultry experts.

Public Health August 3, 2018

Multistate Bacteria Outbreak Linked To Fresh Crab Meat From Venezuela

The CDC, FDA, and several local health departments issued a warning against possibly contaminated fresh crab meat imported from Venezuela. There had been cases of people getting sick and hospitalized due to the product under investigation.

Public Health July 14, 2018

E.coli In Well Water Sickens More Than 500 People At Zip Line Attraction

More than 500 people reported having experienced gastrointestinal illness after visiting CLIMB Works in Gatlinburg. Local health officials determined the water well as the root cause of infection among the visitors.

Public Health July 11, 2018

Child Visiting US May Have Spread Measles: These Are The Public Places The Youngster Visited

A visiting foreign minor was confirmed to have contracted measles during a stay with the host family in Snohomish County in Washington state. Local health officials released the list of public places visited by the sick child.

Public Health July 9, 2018

CDC Reports Parasite In Del Monte Vegetable Sickens More Than 200 People

The recent cyclospora outbreak linked to Del Monte vegetable trays had already sickened more than 200 people, CDC announced on July 5. Meanwhile, Texas health officials have been investigating separate reported cases of cyclosporiasis in the state.

Public Health July 7, 2018

Deadly Nipah Virus With A 70 Percent Mortality Rate Kills At Least 9 People In India

Several people in India have died due to the Nipah Virus. The disease, which has a 70 percent mortality rate, is often transmitted by animals, such as fruit bats.

Public Health May 21, 2018

Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Eggs: Food Safety Tips Amid Food Recalls And Outbreaks

How does one keep the family safe from infection when there's a salmonella outbreak? Cleaning the refrigerator thoroughly and following basic food safety tips are key steps.

Public Health May 13, 2018

New Jersey Authorities Confirm Travel-Related Measles Cases: What's The Threat?

Measles complications can go from diarrhea to pneumonia and brain swelling. Though children below five years old and adults older than 20 years old are most at risk of such complications, measles can be severe for all ages.

Public Health May 13, 2018

E.Coli Found In Chopped Romaine Lettuce Infects People In 11 States

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

E.coli Outbreak Recorded In 7 States: What Is The CDC Doing?

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

NYC Sees The Largest Increase Of Tuberculosis Patients Since 1992

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 On The Hunt For Toxic 'Rainbow Six Siege' Players

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

Contagious Stomach Bug Hits 2018 Winter Olympics In South Korea

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 Wants To Pacify 'Rainbow Six: Siege' Players Disgruntled Over Outbreak Event With These Changes

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 Announces New Outbreak Event For ‘Rainbow Six Siege’: Everything You Need To Know

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

Black Death Panic Spreads In Africa After Girl Dies With Blood Oozing From Her Eyes

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

Cholera Outbreak In Yemen Hits 1 Million: Why Can't The Epidemic Be Stopped?

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

Norovirus Outbreak Plagues Dozens Of North Carolina State University Students: Watch Out For These Symptoms

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 Starts Bleaching Streets As Hepatitis A Outbreak Kills 16: Here's How To Protect Yourself

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

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