Disease Outbreaks

Michigan official faces manslaughter trial over Flint deaths

Aug 21, 2018

A judge ordered Michigan's health director to stand trial for involuntary manslaughter in two deaths linked to Legionnaires' disease in the Flint area, the highest-ranking official to face criminal charges as a result of the city's tainted water scandal

Key moments in lead in water crisis in Flint, Michigan

Aug 20, 2018

Key moments in lead in water crisis in Flint, Michigan

More than 1,200 infected with measles in Brazil; 6 dead

Aug 14, 2018

Brazil's Health Ministry says more than 1,200 people have been infected in a growing measles outbreak linked to cases imported from neighboring Venezuela

Brazil rushes to thwart measles outbreak from Venezuelans

Aug 6, 2018

Brazilian health workers are moving to stem an outbreak of measles being brought by Venezuelans, many famished and sick, who have fled their homeland amid economic and political turmoil

NYC enlists former gang members as 'violence interrupters'

Aug 2, 2018

New York City enlists former gang members as 'violence interrupters' to keep the peace amid a summer uptick in killings of young people

Measles infects more than 1,000 in Brazil; 5 reported deaths

Aug 2, 2018

Brazil's Health Ministry says more than 1,000 people have been infected and five have died in a measles outbreak linked to cases imported from neighboring Venezuela

Chipotle reopens in Ohio after reports of illnesses

Jul 31, 2018

A Chipotle in Ohio has reopened as county health officials investigate reports of illnesses

Michigan health chief wants judge to drop charges

Jul 25, 2018

A lawyer for Michigan's health director urged a judge Wednesday to resist "public pressures" and dismiss criminal charges arising from the Flint water scandal

Doctors: Woman likely spread Ebola a year after infection

Jul 23, 2018

A Liberian woman who probably caught Ebola during the 2014 West Africa outbreak may have infected three members of her family a year after she first fell sick

Brazil reports at least 744 infected with measles

Jul 18, 2018

Brazil's Health Ministry says at least 744 people have been infected with measles in a growing outbreak linked to cases imported from neighboring Venezuela

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