Disease Outbreaks

China reports new outbreak of African swine fever

Feb 9, 2019

China has reported a new outbreak of African swine fever that is threating the country's vital pork industry

Washington lawmakers weigh vaccine bill amid outbreak

Feb 9, 2019

Washington lawmakers are considering a measure to limit school-vaccine exemptions amid a measles outbreak that has sickened more than 50 people in the state

Horse racing in UK off until Wednesday at earliest over flu

Feb 7, 2019

Horse racing in Britain has been canceled until Wednesday at the earliest over an outbreak of equine flu

Horse racing canceled in Britain over flu outbreak

Feb 7, 2019

Horse racing has been cancelled in Britain on Thursday due to an equine flu outbreak

Northwest measles outbreak revives debate over vaccine laws

Feb 1, 2019

A measles outbreak near Portland, Oregon, has revived a bitter debate over so-called "philosophical" exemptions to childhood vaccinations as public health officials across the Pacific Northwest scramble to limit the fallout.

Patients in Northwest measles outbreak traveled to Hawaii

Jan 31, 2019

Authorities say a measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest has grown to 40 confirmed cases

Officials urge vaccinations amid Northwest measles outbreak

Jan 29, 2019

Public health officials are scrambling to contain a measles outbreak in the U.S. Northwest and are warning people to vaccinate their children

Measles outbreak grows in northwest US, 31 cases reported

Jan 26, 2019

Health officials say the number of confirmed cases of measles in western Washington state has grown to 30 from 25. Nine additional cases are suspected

15 people have been charged in the Flint water scandal

Jan 18, 2019

Fifteen people have been charged in an investigation of how Flint's water became contaminated with lead in 2014-15 and a related outbreak of Legionnaires' disease

Medical tech in Hepatitis C outbreak challenges sentence

Jan 16, 2019

A traveling hospital technician who was sentenced to 39 years in prison for infecting patients in multiple states with hepatitis C through tainted syringes has asked a federal judge to vacate his sentence

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