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Second Worst Ebola Outbreak in History Is Now Killing 66 Percent of People Who Become Infected

The current outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has infected 1,720 and killed 1,136, giving the viral disease a whopping 66 percent fatality rate. And the situation is making public health experts on the ground increasingly nervous.Read more...
Tags: Isis, Ebola, Science, Africa, Public Health, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Outbreak, Vaccines, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Allied Democratic Forces, Central Africa Province Of The Caliphate


This Dummy Got Chickenpox

See this dummy? Imagine him covered in scabby blisters. That’s probably what he looked like the last few days, as he was recently infected with chickenpox. He got the infection because he refused to get the chickenpox vaccinations. That’s particularly poetic because when the local health department banned him from…Read more...
Tags: Science, Vaccinations, Outbreak, Antivaxxers, Chickenpox


Trump's Health Secretary Praises Trump for Opening Up 'Debate' on Vaccines That Is 'Settled' Now

The nation’s top health official, Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, praised his boss Donald Trump on Monday for supposedly contributing to some kind of scientific “debate” about whether vaccines cause autism (they do not) and that it is now “settled” and Trump deserves even more credit for changing his…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, MMR, Outbreak, Vaccines, Donald Trump, Trump, Measles, Antivaxxers, Alex Azar


People Born Before 1989 May Need Another Measles Vaccine

The U.S. is in the middle of the worst outbreak of measles since the disease was naturally eradicated from the county in 2000. But while the majority of victims are children whose parents decided not to vaccinate them or people who have chosen to go unvaccinated, even some people who got the measles vaccine as…Read more...
Tags: Science, Infectious Diseases, Outbreak, Vaccines, Measles


Thanks, Anti-Vaxxers: 2019 Is Already a Record-Breaking Year for Measles, CDC Says

Measles is having a big year: According to the Washington Post, the Centers for Disease Control has confirmed 695 reported cases of measles in 22 states across the U.S. so far in 2019. That’s the largest number on record since the disease was declared eliminated in the U.S. at the turn of the century.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Cdc, MMR, Disease, Outbreak, Vaccines, Centers for Disease Control, Measles, Antivaxxers, Antivax, Washington Post the Centers for Disease Control


Antivax Parents Sue Over Mandatory Vaccination Order in New York (Which Has a Major Measles Outbreak)

A group of five unnamed mothers are suing the city of New York, trying to get it to block a mandatory measles-mumps-rubella vaccination order city officials ordered earlier this month in specific ZIP codes in Brooklyn amid a major measles outbreak.Read more...
Tags: Health, New York, Science, Medicine, Brooklyn, Outbreak, Vaccines, Viruses, Measles, Antivaxxers, Antivax, Mmr Vaccine


Petting Zoos May Be Chock Full of Superbugs

Those adorably tame goats and other animals you love to touch at your local petting zoo might not be so harmless after all, according to some early research out this weekend. It suggests that many petting zoo animals could harbor and potentially spread dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria, including two strains of …Read more...
Tags: Science, Animals, Infectious Diseases, Outbreak, Antibiotic Resistance, Superbugs


Source of Mystery E. Coli Outbreak That Sickened Over 100 May Be Ground Beef

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that it was investigating a mysterious multistate E. coli outbreak that sickened more than 70 people. The outbreak has since been linked to more than 100 cases, but the CDC said information it has collected so far appears to point to a source: ground…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Cdc, Outbreak, E Coli, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


New York City Orders Williamsburg Residents to Get Vaccinated for Measles or Face $1,000 Fine

If using the law to corral antivaxxers doesn’t work at first, try, try again. At least, that seems to be the lesson learned by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. On Tuesday, he declared a state of emergency and mandated residents of the Williamsburg neighborhood, where an outbreak of measles has been raging since…Read more...
Tags: Science, New York City, Infectious Diseases, Bill De Blasio, Outbreak, Vaccines, Williamsburg, Measles, New York City Orders Williamsburg


E. Coli Outbreak Has Sickened Over 70 People, But CDC Says the Source Is a Mystery

An E. coli outbreak with an as-yet unknown origin has reportedly sickened dozens of people across several states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, prompting federal and state investigations into its cause.Read more...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Outbreak, E Coli, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


Italy Begins to Enforce 'No Vaccines, No School' Policy After Deadline Expires

Italian schools have begun turning away children who have not received mandatory vaccinations after a temporary waiver expired, the New York Times reported on Tuesday, with at least 300 children told they could not attend kindergarten in the city of Bologna this week.Read more...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, Medicine, New York Times, Italy, MMR, Outbreak, Vaccines, Bologna, Measles, Antivaxxers


Italy Begins to Enforce 'No Vaccine, No School' Policy After Deadline Expires

Italian schools have begun turning away children who have not received mandatory vaccinations after a temporary waiver expired, the New York Times reported on Tuesday, with at least 300 children told they could not attend kindergarten in the city of Bologna this week.Read more...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, Medicine, New York Times, Italy, MMR, Outbreak, Vaccines, Bologna, Measles, Antivaxxers


Texas Lawmaker Completely Unconcerned About Measles Outbreak Because of 'Antibiotics'

Some lawmakers in Texas are apparently very unworried about the growing number of epidemics across the country involving diseases once nearly eradicated by vaccines, including a five-county one in their state. A few of them are even pushing a bill that would make it even easier to opt out of vaccinations, the Texas…Read more...
Tags: Health, Texas, Science, Medicine, Outbreak, Vaccines, Conspiracy Theories, Measles, Antivaxxers


Hmm, This Anti-Vaccination Rally Amid a Major Measles Outbreak Is a Little Too on the Nose

Amid a measles outbreak in Washington state that officials have confirmed has spread to at least 51 people and suspect to have spread to over a dozen others, hundreds of people showed up to a rally on Friday to demand the right to keep exposing their kids to the possibility of contracting easily prevented, potentially…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Washington, MMR, Outbreak, Vaccines, Measles, Antivaxxers, Vaccinate Your Children, Mmr Vaccine, Anti Vaccination Rally Amid


New York Is Dealing With an Old Enemy—Measles

New York is in the midst of an outbreak of measles, a childhood disease that shouldn’t really exist in the U.S. any longer. On Tuesday, NBC News reported, New York health officials said the state has seen more than 100 cases of the vaccine-preventable disease since last September—a tally not seen in decades. The…Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Nbc News, Outbreak, Vaccines, Measles, Antivaxxers


An American Aid Worker Is Being Monitored for Signs of Ebola at a Nebraska Hospital

An American medical worker in Africa may have had too close a brush with the deadly Ebola virus that is currently devastating the Democratic Republic of Congo. He returned to the U.S. and is now at a hospital in Nebraska, where doctors are keeping a close eye on him.Read more...
Tags: Ebola, Science, Africa, Infectious Diseases, Nebraska, Outbreak, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Nebraska Hospital


Contaminated Stem Cell Treatments Sickened at Least 12 People in 2018

Public health experts have been warning us about clinics offering unapproved and untested stem cell treatments for some time now. But a recent report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) underscores the health risks these procedures can have. An outbreak linked to stem cell injections contaminated…Read more...
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The Current Ebola Outbreak in Africa has Become the Second Largest in History

The ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has reached an especially tragic milestone. According to the World Health Organization, the outbreak is now the second-largest recorded in Ebola’s 42-year-long known history.Read more...
Tags: Ebola, Science, Africa, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Outbreak, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Vaccines


CDC Says Some Romaine Lettuce Is Now Safe to Eat—but Don't Break Out the Salad Tongs Yet

Just as Americans prepared to gorge on their Thanksgiving meals last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention blasted out an ominous warning: Throw out and definitely do not eat any romaine lettuce, since it might contain potentially deadly E. coli bacteria. But this Monday, following further…Read more...
Tags: Food, Science, Cdc, Infectious Diseases, Outbreak, E Coli, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Don, Romaine Lettuce


Throw out your romaine lettuce, CDC declares E.coli outbreak

Romaine lettuce is unsafe to eat … again. The CDC is advising people to throw out and avoid eating all romaine lettuce following an E.coli outbreak that has left 32 people sick and 13 people hospitalized across 11 states in the U.S. so far. The CDC along with public health officials across the U.S. and Canada are investigating another outbreak of E.coli connected to romaine lettuce. The center said that consumers should not eat any romaine lettuce, and restaurants and retailers should not serve...
Tags: Health, Food, Design, News, Safety, Cdc, Public Health, Canada, Illness, Outbreak, E.coli, Eat & Drink, Lettuce, Caesar, Romaine Lettuce


164 Sickened and 1 Dead in Ongoing Turkey Salmonella Outbreak, CDC Says

Just two weeks out from the biggest turkey-focused day of the year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday that 164 people across 35 states have fallen ill from Salmonella-tainted raw turkey. Read more...
Tags: Science, Thanksgiving, Cdc, Turkey, Outbreak, Salmonella, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Bad Bird


Los Angeles Is Dealing With an Outbreak of Flea-Borne Typhus

The city of angels is dealing with a nasty outbreak of a disease spread by fleas. Last Friday, California health officials reported that there has been an epidemic of flea-borne typhus within the Los Angeles area this year.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Los Angeles, Infectious Diseases, Outbreak, Fleas, Typhus


Pet Store Puppies Are Spreading a Diarrhea-Causing Superbug to Humans

One of the few bastions of purity left in this forsaken world—puppies—might be inadvertently spreading a bacterial superbug that causes diarrhea. Last week, the Centers for Disease and Prevention reported that an outbreak of multidrug-resistant Campylobacter jejuni has sickened more than 100 people across 18 states in…Read more...
Tags: Science, Dogs, Pets, Infectious Diseases, Outbreak, Antibiotic Resistance, Superbugs, Centers for Disease and Prevention


Dirty Contacts and Bad Hygiene Are Helping Spread an Amoeba That Can Blind You

People who wear contact lenses are often warned to properly clean their reusable contacts. A new study published Friday provides a sober reminder of why those warnings exist. Since 2011, it found, an outbreak of a rare infection that can cause blindness has been spreading among contact lens wearers in England, often…Read more...
Tags: Eyes, England, Science, Infectious Diseases, Outbreak, Contact Lenses


Quarantined Passengers on Flight From Dubai Were Sick With the Flu and Common Cold: Officials

The initially mysterious illness that prompted Emirates Airlines Flight 203 to be quarantined upon its arrival to JFK International Airport in New York Wednesday is likely just a bad case of the flu and cold, health officials said Thursday.Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Infectious Diseases, Dubai, Outbreak, Emirates Airlines, JFK International Airport, Vanilla Ice, Flight Ek203


People Are Still Eating Recalled Honey Smacks Cereal—and They're Getting Sick

Public health experts have been warning people since June to stay away from Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal, as it can possibly give you a nasty case of salmonella poisoning. But people are still eating the frog-branded cereal, and they are unfortunately getting sick.Read more...
Tags: Food, Science, Public Health, Infectious Diseases, Outbreak, Salmonella, Kellogg


Likely Cause of Chipotle Outbreak That Sickened 645 People Finally Identified

A mysterious outbreak that seemingly sickened hundreds of Chipotle customers in Ohio might finally have a known culprit. On Thursday, health officials reported that traces of a common foodborne bug called Clostridium perfringens had been found in some of the victims’ stool samples. It’s likely the outbreak was spread…Read more...
Tags: Science, Infectious Diseases, Ohio, Outbreak, Chipotle


More Than 70 People Overdosed on Synthetic Weed in Connecticut This Week

Synthetic cannabinoids behind yet another mass overdose in the U.S. More than 70 people in New Haven, Connecticut suffered overdoses thought to be caused by the lab-made drug known as K2 within the span of a day, NBC Connecticut reported Wednesday. As a result, 72 people were sent to a hospital to be checked out, some…Read more...
Tags: Science, Drugs, Connecticut, Outbreak, K2, New Haven Connecticut, NBC Connecticut, Synthetic Cannabinoids


People May Be Getting Sick From Chipotle Again

Chipotle’s years-long redemption tour might have hit a snag. Throughout this week, health officials in Ohio have reported hearing from hundreds of people in connection to an outbreak of sickness that appears to be linked to one of the chain’s locations in Delaware county.Read more...
Tags: Science, Infectious Diseases, Ohio, Outbreak, Chipotle, Delaware


Raw Turkey Is Spreading Superbug Salmonella

Getting a stomach bug is bad enough. But a new outbreak of salmonella bacteria spread by raw turkey that has sickened nearly 100 people across several states has an troubling wrinkle to it: The germ at fault is likely also resistant to multiple antibiotics.Read more...
Tags: Science, Turkey, Infectious Diseases, Outbreak, Antibiotic Resistance, Superbugs