Disease Outbreaks

Officials urge vaccinations amid Northwest measles outbreak

Jan 29, 2019

Public health officials are scrambling to contain a measles outbreak in the U.S. Northwest and are warning people to vaccinate their children

Measles outbreak grows in northwest US, 31 cases reported

Jan 26, 2019

Health officials say the number of confirmed cases of measles in western Washington state has grown to 30 from 25. Nine additional cases are suspected

15 people have been charged in the Flint water scandal

Jan 18, 2019

Fifteen people have been charged in an investigation of how Flint's water became contaminated with lead in 2014-15 and a related outbreak of Legionnaires' disease

Medical tech in Hepatitis C outbreak challenges sentence

Jan 16, 2019

A traveling hospital technician who was sentenced to 39 years in prison for infecting patients in multiple states with hepatitis C through tainted syringes has asked a federal judge to vacate his sentence

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

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