Disease Outbreaks

US investigation of vaping-related illnesses focuses on THC

Sep 27, 2019

US investigation of vaping-related illnesses focusing on THC

Philippines confirms 2nd polio case after declaring outbreak

Sep 20, 2019

Philippine health officials have confirmed a second case of polio in a 5-year-old child a day after declaring the country's first outbreak in nearly two decades and announced plans for a massive immunization program

Correction: Measles Outbreak story

Sep 17, 2019

Correction: Measles Outbreak story

China to boost pork output as swine fever drives up prices

Sep 11, 2019

China is launching a nationwide initiative to boost pork production following a price spike blamed on a devastating outbreak of African swine fever

Clock is ticking on NY deadline for student vaccinations

Sep 1, 2019

As children return to school in New York state, thousands of parents are scrambling to get them vaccinated

Tourist may have brought measles to Southern California

Aug 24, 2019

Public health officials say people who visited Disneyland and other Southern California tourist spots last week may have been exposed to measles

New York set to cut religious exemption to vaccine mandates

Jun 13, 2019

New York lawmakers are poised Thursday to eliminate a religious exemption to vaccine requirements in the face of its worst measles outbreak in decades

Vaccine rates rise on long-wary 'hippie' island near Seattle

May 20, 2019

An idyllic island near Seattle known for its counterculture lifestyle and low immunization rates is seeing an increase in the number of children vaccinated for measles and other diseases

Washington state limits exemptions for measles vaccine

May 10, 2019

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a measure removing parents' ability to claim a personal or philosophical exemption for their children from receiving the measles, mumps, rubella vaccine before attending a day care center or school.

Health officials say NYC measles cases reach 466

May 7, 2019

The number of measles cases in New York City has reached 466 since the outbreak began in October

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