Disease Outbreaks

Norovirus outbreak sickens 277 on Oasis of the Seas

Jan 10, 2019

Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas will return to a Florida port a day early and passengers will receive full refunds of their fare after 277 guests and crew members were hit with an outbreak of Norovirus as it sailed on a Caribbean cruise.

US officials declare end to outbreak from romaine lettuce

Jan 9, 2019

US health officials say food poisoning outbreak from romaine lettuce is over

Michigan files murder charges in 2012 meningitis outbreak

Dec 22, 2018

The Michigan attorney general has filed second-degree murder charges against a pharmacist and the co-founder of a Massachusetts pharmacy who are blamed for a fatal meningitis outbreak

State audit slams San Diego response to hepatitis A outbreak

Dec 20, 2018

State audit finds city and county of San Diego failed to quickly contain a hepatitis A outbreak last year that became among the largest of its kind seen in the United States in decades

Stem cell shots linked to bacterial infection outbreak

Dec 20, 2018

Health officials are reporting an outbreak of bacterial infections in people who got injections of stems cells derived from umbilical cord blood

5 convicted in meningitis outbreak case; 1 acquitted

Dec 13, 2018

Four former employees and an owner of the Massachusetts facility responsible for a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak that has killed more than 100 people were convicted on charges including mail fraud and conspiracy to defraud the United States

Record count reported for mysterious paralyzing illness

Dec 10, 2018

Health officials are reporting the most cases ever of a mysterious paralyzing illness in children

The Latest: Pediatric center says it's providing counseling

Oct 25, 2018

The pediatric center where a severe viral outbreak left seven young people dead says it's offering grief counseling and a round-the-clock hotline for those affected

19th case confirmed in viral outbreak that killed 7

Oct 25, 2018

New Jersey health officials say tests have confirmed a 19th patient infected with a common virus blamed for an outbreak at a pediatric center that has claimed seven lives

Michigan doctor charged in Legionnaires' death gets accolade

Oct 11, 2018

A senior Michigan medical executive charged in the death of a man due to a Legionnaires' outbreak has been recognized for her eminent career in health care

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