Disease Outbreaks

Science Says: Why Europe still has so many measles outbreaks

Mar 2, 2018

Measles outbreaks spike in Europe, where vaccine skepticism is high

Brazil yellow fever cases on track to surpass last outbreak

Mar 1, 2018

Brazil has confirmed 723 cases of yellow fever, putting the current outbreak on track surpass the previous, unusually large one

Brazil records 545 yellow fever cases, 164 deaths

Feb 21, 2018

Brazil's Health Ministry has recorded 545 cases of yellow fever as the outbreak continues to expand

Brazil yellow fever vaccine campaign struggling to meet goal

Feb 15, 2018

Brazil's Health Ministry says a massive yellow fever vaccination campaign has reached less than 20 percent of the targeted population since it began three weeks ago

Measles cases in Europe tripled last year, officials say

Feb 13, 2018

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control said the number of measles cases across the continent tripled last year and is continuing to cause new outbreaks due to low immunization rates

Brazil confirms 353 yellow fever cases, including 98 deaths

Feb 7, 2018

Brazil's Health Ministry has confirmed more than 350 cases of yellow fever as infections pick up steam in the state at the center of the last outbreak

Pharmacist in meningitis outbreak gets 8 years in prison

Jan 31, 2018

A pharmacist at a Massachusetts facility responsible for the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people and sickened hundreds of others has been sentenced to eight years in prison

The Latest: Pharmacist in meningitis outbreak gets prison

Jan 31, 2018

A pharmacist at a Massachusetts facility responsible for the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people and sickened hundreds of others has been sentenced to eight years in prison

Rio urges Carnival visitors to stick to urban areas

Jan 30, 2018

Brazilian health authorities are urging Carnival visitors to stick to celebrations in the city of Rio de Janeiro and avoid sightseeing at waterfalls and forests where yellow fever has been detected

Brazil to vaccinate 23.8 million people against yellow fever

Jan 26, 2018

Brazil is vaccinating more than 20 million people against yellow fever to control a budding outbreak, largest-ever campaign using fractional doses

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