Disease Outbreaks

5 dead, nearly 200 sickened in romaine lettuce outbreak

Jun 1, 2018

Health officials say four more deaths have been linked to a national romaine lettuce food poisoning outbreak, bringing the total to five

Report faults response to San Diego's Hepatitis A outbreak

May 17, 2018

A San Diego County grand jury report faults local response to a recent hepatitis A epidemic and recommends improving lines of communication to prepare for future health emergencies

Latest: San Diego mayor sees lessons from hepatitis outbreak

May 17, 2018

San Diego's mayor said he agrees with a county grand jury report that found lines of communication among authorities were lacking during the recent Hepatitis A epidemic

The Latest: Trump declares disaster for Hawaii eruption

May 12, 2018

Scientists believe lava that's been erupting in a Hawaii residential neighborhood since last week is magma that's been stored in the ground since Kilauea volcano erupted in the same area 63 years ago

Romaine lettuce outbreak update: 149 sick in 29 states

May 9, 2018

A food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce has now spread to four more states

1st death reported in romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak

May 2, 2018

Health officials say a death in California has been linked to a national romaine lettuce food poisoning outbreak

Restaurants calm customers, say their romaine is safe

Apr 27, 2018

Romaine remains on the menu around US as restaurants say they're getting safe lettuce

Genetic sleuthing bolsters food poisoning searches

Apr 26, 2018

A new technique that relies on genetics is revolutionizing food poisoning investigation and identifying common causes in scattered and seemingly unrelated illnesses

E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce grows to 84 cases

Apr 26, 2018

U.S. health officials say the E. coli outbreak linked to tainted romaine lettuce has grown and sickened 84 people from 19 states

Portable test helps identify refugees at risk of outbreaks

Apr 25, 2018

Cheap, portable test may help identify people susceptible to disease outbreaks in refugee camps, other remote locations

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