Disease Outbreaks

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

Washington lawmakers advance limits on vaccine exemptions

Feb 15, 2019

Washington state lawmakers have advanced a measure that would remove parents' ability to claim a personal or philosophical exemption to vaccinating their school-age children for measles

Horseracing to resume in Britain after equine flu contained

Feb 11, 2019

Horseracing in Britain is to resume on Wednesday with strict biosecurity protocols after an outbreak of equine flu

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

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