Disease Outbreaks

Multistate E. coli outbreak traced to lettuce from Arizona

Apr 13, 2018

The Centers for Disease Control says a multistate E. coli outbreak that has sickened nearly three dozen people is linked to lettuce grown in Arizona

Brazil yellow fever vaccination campaign far short of goal

Apr 13, 2018

Brazil's yellow fever vaccination efforts have fallen significantly short of their goal, the Health Ministry acknowledged this week, and an official said Friday that more than 16 million people in the targeted population still need to be immunized

Risk of Zika infection through sex may last only a month

Apr 11, 2018

Researcher see signs of Zika infection in men's semen for as long as nine months, but say the risk of sexual transmission appears to end in only one month

Australian farm sells melons after fatal listeria outbreak

Apr 10, 2018

An Australian farm has recommended selling cantaloupes despite being blamed for an outbreak of the deadly listeria bacteria that the World Health Organization said killed seven people and caused a miscarriage in Australia

Salmonella in chicken salad kills 1, sickens 265 in 8 states

Apr 9, 2018

Chicken salad contaminated with salmonella bacteria made by an Iowa food processing company and distributed by Fareway Stores has sickened 265 people in eight states and caused one death in Iowa

FDA orders recall of salmonella-tainted herbal supplement

Apr 3, 2018

The Food and Drug Administration has ordered a Las Vegas company to pull its herbal supplements off the market because some of the company's products tested positive for salmonella

Brazil yellow fever cases rise to 1,131; 338 dead

Mar 28, 2018

Brazil's Health Ministry says 1,131 people have been infected with yellow fever in the largest outbreak the Latin American country has seen in decades

Yellow fever shots urged for Brazil travelers amid outbreak

Mar 16, 2018

Health officials are urging travelers to Brazil to get yellow fever shots after 10 recent visitors got the mosquito-borne disease

Rumors, mistrust hinder Brazil yellow fever vaccine campaign

Mar 12, 2018

Amid rumors that a yellow fever vaccine is weak or dangerous, Brazil is struggling to vaccinate millions of people, raising concerns the outbreak could grow

Brazil yellow fever outbreak largest in decades; 846 cases

Mar 7, 2018

Brazil's yellow fever outbreak has now infected more people than the previous one, which had been the largest in decades

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