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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

Puppies From Pet Store Linked To Bacterial Outbreak That Sickened Dozens In 7 US States

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

Utah Health Department Confirms That Livestock Caused The Deadly E. Coli Outbreak

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

NY Police Officer Falls Ill With Legionnaire’s Disease

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

Were India’s First Few Zika Cases Hidden From The Public After They Were Detected?

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

WHO Suspects 4th Death From Ebola In Congo, CDC Issues No Travel Advisory Yet

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

Health Experts Eye 3rd Vaccine Dose Against Mumps Amid Outbreaks In Texas, Other US States

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

Decades Of Walking Barefoot In Volcanic Soil Linked To Elephantiasis Outbreak In Uganda

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 Confirms 2nd Strain Of Foot-And-Mouth Disease Outbreak

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

Pet Rats Caused Illinois, Wisconsin Seoul Virus Outbreak: CDC

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

Hand, Foot And Mouth Disease Hits Florida State University Students

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

Scallops From Philippines Contaminated By Hepatitis A, FDA Laboratory Tests Reveal

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

Two E. Coli Deaths Connected To Mixed Salad Leaves

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

European Tourist May Be Responsible For Measles Outbreak In Eastern Massachusetts

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

Norovirus Outbreak Hits Balmoral Cruise Ship, Sickens More Than 250 Passengers

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

CDC Announces Listeria Outbreak Likely Caused By Frozen Fruits And Vegetables

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

Killer Bacteria Sicken, Kill People In Wisconsin: What To Know About Elizabethkingia Anophelis

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

World's Top Scientists Pledge To Share Zika Virus Research Findings

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

Chipotle E.Coli Outbreak Over: Will Customers Come Back?

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

WHO To Decide If Zika Virus Should Be Declared An International Emergency

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

Chipotle Norovirus Cover-Up: Burrito Restaurant Tried To Hide Evidence, Lawsuit Claims

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 To Close All Stores on Feb. 8 For Meeting On Food Safety

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 Mull On Warning Pregnant Women Against Travel To Countries With Zika Virus

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

Hawaii Sees Spike In Dengue Fever Cases Over The Holidays

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

Americans Who Heard Of Chipotle E. coli Outbreak Eat There Less Often

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

Nearly 200 People Sickened In Seattle Norovirus Outbreak

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 Vows To Become Industry Leader In Food Safety As E. Coli Outbreak Expands To Three More States, Stock Tumbles

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

Health Officials See Increase In Rare Rabbit Fever Tularemia In Humans

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

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