Disease Outbreaks

UN: Ebola increasing in Congo due to 'security challenges'

Mar 22, 2019

The World Health Organization says Ebola has spiked in Congo in recent days because of "increased security challenges," a week after its director-general predicted the outbreak might be contained within six months

Officials: Temple mumps outbreak swells to 74 likely cases

Mar 20, 2019

Philadelphia health officials say they've now believe 74 people have contracted mumps at Temple University

2,200 quarantined over mumps outbreak at immigration centers

Mar 12, 2019

Immigration authorities say more than 2,200 people who were exposed to a mumps outbreak in at least two detention facilities have been quarantined

US communities reach out to homeless as liver disease surges

Mar 12, 2019

Outreach teams seen as new best approach for outbreaks in homeless and drug users

Paper: $600,000 fine imposed on nursing home after outbreak

Mar 2, 2019

A newspaper reports that federal authorities have imposed a $600,000 fine on a New Jersey nursing home following a viral outbreak that killed 11 children

Measles outbreak in Pacific Northwest about half of US cases

Mar 1, 2019

Illinois resident visited Portland International Airport and locations in Salem, Oregon, while contagious with measles

How 'completely avoidable' measles cases continue to climb

Feb 27, 2019

The U.S. has counted more measles cases in the first two months of this year than in all of 2017, and part of the rising threat is misinformation that makes some parents balk at a crucial vaccine, federal health officials told Congress Wednesday.

Company leaders are faulted in outbreak that killed 11 kids

Feb 27, 2019

Federal report says a viral outbreak that killed 11 children at a New Jersey nursing home was made worse due to failures in leadership

Officials: Ohio has a hepatitis A outbreak, but it's not new

Feb 18, 2019

The Ohio Department of Health says reports that wrongly imply a newly declared outbreak of hepatitis A are circulating around the state, apparently prompted by a recent case involving a restaurant worker

Philippines says 136 people have died in measles outbreak

Feb 18, 2019

The Philippine health secretary says 136 people, mostly children, have died of measles and 8,400 others have been sickened in an outbreak blamed partly on recent vaccination fears

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