Disease Outbreaks

Fighting for seat, Rauner rips Pritzker as 'trust fund baby'

Oct 4, 2018

Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, battling to keep his seat, attacked Democrat J.B. Pritzker during a debate Wednesday as a "trust fund baby" and a self-dealing tax cheat

Colorado meatpacker recalls ground beef after E. coli death

Sep 20, 2018

A Colorado company has recalled more than 132,000 pounds of ground beef after a suspected E. coli outbreak that killed one person and sickened 17

White House sets 'new direction' in biodefense strategy

Sep 18, 2018

The Trump administration says it is taking a more comprehensive approach to preparing the nation for biological attacks and infectious disease outbreaks

UN: 'Substantial risks' remain in Congo's Ebola outbreak

Aug 31, 2018

'Substantial risks' remain in Congo's Ebola outbreak, World Health Organization says

More than 1,550 measles cases confirmed in Brazil

Aug 30, 2018

Brazil's Health Ministry says more than 1,550 people have contracted measles as the country struggles to meet vaccination targets to stem the outbreak linked to neighboring Venezuela

UN: China's African swine fever outbreak could cross borders

Aug 28, 2018

The United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization is warning that an outbreak of African swine fever in China could jump the border to neighboring countries in Southeast Asia

Brazil health ministry says 4 million kids need vaccinations

Aug 24, 2018

Brazil's health officials say more than 4 million children still need to be vaccinated against measles

China reports 4th outbreak this month of African swine fever

Aug 23, 2018

China has reported another outbreak of African swine fever that threatens the country's crucial pork industry, but says it has the situation under control

Heavily pork-reliant China battling African swine fever

Aug 22, 2018

China, the world's largest producer of pork, is battling an African swine fever outbreak that could potentially devastate herds

Michigan official faces manslaughter trial over Flint deaths

Aug 21, 2018

A judge ordered Michigan's health director to stand trial for involuntary manslaughter in two deaths linked to Legionnaires' disease in the Flint area, the highest-ranking official to face criminal charges as a result of the city's tainted water scandal

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