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CDC Reports Eighth Fungal Meningitis Death

CDC Reports Eighth Fungal Meningitis Death

Jared Wickerham/Getty Images(ATLANTA) — Health officials estimate that 13,000 people may have been exposed to contaminated lots of an epidural steroid that has been linked to a rare fungal meningitis that has infected 105 people across nine states, ki…

Rare Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Grows; 5 Dead, 30 Sick

Rare Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Grows; 5 Dead, 30 Sick

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — A rare form of fungal meningitis has killed five people and sickened 30 across six states, and more are expected, health officials said Thursday.The outbreak of aspergillus meningitis has been linked to spinal steroid injections…

Meningitis Outbreak Hits HIV-Positive Men in New York

Meningitis Outbreak Hits HIV-Positive Men in New York

Bananastock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — New York City health officials are investigating an outbreak of meningitis among HIV-positive men, one of whom has died while another remains in critical condition.“Men experiencing high fever, headache, stiff …

Multistate Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Pet Turtles?

Multistate Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Pet Turtles?

Zoonar/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — Many children love caring for small pets such as turtles or lizards. But could having them around boost children’s risks of contracting Salmonella infection? The answer is yes, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Con…

10 Dead from Ebola Outbreak in Congo

10 Dead from Ebola Outbreak in Congo

Hemera/Thinkstock(ISIRO, Congo) — Doctors Without Borders is working to contain an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Ten people have died after contracting the disease, and another six people in the town of Isiro have been eith…

Ebola Outbreak: Deadly Virus Spreads in Uganda

Ebola Outbreak: Deadly Virus Spreads in Uganda

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The president of Uganda is calling on people in the East African country to avoid physical contact, including handshaking and kissing, to prevent the spread of the deadly and highly contagious Ebola virus that is believed…

Thousands May Need Hepatitis C Test After New Hampshire Hospital Outbreak

Thousands May Need Hepatitis C Test After New Hampshire Hospital Outbreak

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(EXETER, N.H.) — Thousands of hospital patients in New Hampshire may need to be tested for Hepatitis C now that a man has been accused of infecting several with his strain of the virus.Federal prosecutors say medical technician D…

Pertussis Outbreak May Be Worst in 50 Years, CDC Says

Pertussis Outbreak May Be Worst in 50 Years, CDC Says

Hemera/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — Reported cases of pertussis are at their highest level in 50 years, a top official with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  said Thursday, adding that outbreaks in several states should encourag…

Cholera Outbreak in Havana

Cholera Outbreak in Havana

Stockbyte/ThinkStock(HAVANA) — After three people died in the south-eastern town of Manzanillo from cholera, a patient in Havana has been diagnosed with the same infection, according to the BBC.In Cuba 1,000 have sought out medical treatment and more …

New Hampshire Hospital Facing Legal Action over Hepatitis C Outbreak

New Hampshire Hospital Facing Legal Action over Hepatitis C Outbreak

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(EXETER, N.H.) — New Hampshire’s Exeter Hospital faces dozens of lawsuits over an outbreak of hepatitis C that has been linked to its cardiac catheterization lab.The New Hampshire Department of Health announced Monday that, so fa…

Officials Race Against the Clock as E. Coli Cases Rise

Officials Race Against the Clock as E. Coli Cases Rise

S. Lowry/Univ Ulster(WASHINGTON) — As the number of E. coli cases climbs to 11 across four southern states, Georgia officials who say they’re just beginning their investigation are now racing against the clock to solve these mysterious food poisonings…

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