- Salmonella outbreak linked to cucumbers sickens nearly 300 Updated: Sep-04-15 11:40 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - State health officials say nine Washington residents have been sickened from a multi-state salmonella outbreak linked to garden cucumbers grown in Mexico.
- San Diego firm recalls cucumbers after salmonella outbreak Updated: Sep-04-15 9:52 pm
SAN DIEGO - A California company is recalling its cucumbers after a salmonella outbreak that's sickened 285 people in 27 states and killed a San Diego woman.
- Authorities: 15 cases of salmonella reported in New Mexico Updated: Sep-04-15 8:52 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - The New Mexico Department of Health is investigating 15 confirmed cases of salmonella that appear to be linked to eating garden-variety cucumbers grown in Mexico.
- 66 cases of salmonella in 6 Arizona counties from cucumbers Updated: Sep-04-15 8:22 pm
PHOENIX - Health officials say 66 cases of salmonella linked to garden-variety cucumbers grown outside the U.S. have been reported in six Arizona counties.
- Health officials ID 2 cases of norovirus in school illness Updated: Sep-04-15 5:06 pm
ROXBORO, North Carolina - Health officials say two cases of norovirus have been found among dozens of Person County school students and staffers who fell ill from a gastrointestinal illness.
- Ukraine: sufficient vaccine coming to block polio outbreak Updated: Sep-03-15 10:35 am
KIEV, Ukraine - One day after the World Health Organization confirmed two cases of polio in Ukrainian children, the country's health minister says efforts are underway to import enough vaccine to prevent an outbreak.
- 8 now dead from Legionnaires' disease in western Illinois Updated: Sep-02-15 7:31 pm
State officials are reporting another death and four new cases of Legionnaires' disease among residents of a western Illinois town, bringing the number of deaths to eight from an outbreak first disclosed last week.
- Pocatello shelter forced to kill cats to stop viral outbreak Updated: Sep-02-15 8:04 am
POCATELLO, Idaho - The city of Pocatello says the entire population of cats at its animal shelter will be euthanized to stop the spread of an upper respiratory infection outbreak.
- 7 dead from Legionnaires' disease at Quincy veterans home Updated: Sep-01-15 9:25 pm
The death toll from a Legionnaires' disease outbreak at a western Illinois veterans home climbed to seven Tuesday, with the state's public health director suggesting more fatalities are likely.
- Legionnaires' outbreaks not unusual in summer & early fall Updated: Sep-01-15 4:14 pm
CHICAGO - Legionnaires' disease has been reported in a handful of states this summer, leading to 19 deaths and more than 100 illnesses. The unrelated cases are part of a typical pattern seen with a disease that tends to appear in warm weather and is mostly dangerous for people who already are sick or weakened.
- Pet owners warned of spreading canine virus in Rhode Island Updated: Aug-29-15 9:44 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island health officials are warning dog owners that canine parvovirus is spreading around the state.
- Southern Indiana's HIV outbreak tops 180 cases Updated: Aug-28-15 4:17 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - State health officials say the largest HIV outbreak in Indiana history has now topped 180 cases.
- Man sues hotel named as source of Legionnaires' outbreak Updated: Aug-24-15 8:04 pm
NEW YORK - A man who came down with Legionnaires' disease and spent several days in a hospital has filed a civil lawsuit against the hotel identified by authorities as the source of the deadly outbreak.
- With many Ebola survivors ailing, doctors evaluate situation Updated: Aug-23-15 4:38 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - Lingering health problems afflicting many of the roughly 13,000 Ebola survivors have galvanized global and local health officials to find out how widespread the ailments are, and how to remedy them.
- Maricopa County seeing 2 mosquito-borne outbreaks Updated: Aug-21-15 6:21 am
PHOENIX - Maricopa County officials are urging residents to take measures in the wake of two mosquito-borne disease outbreaks.
- Historic hotel named source of deadly Legionnaires' outbreak Updated: Aug-20-15 5:55 pm
NEW YORK - A historic hotel's rooftop air-conditioning unit is the source of a Legionnaires' disease outbreak that has killed 12 people and sickened more than 100 in the Bronx, the city's health commissioner said Thursday.
- UN fears 11 typhoid cases in Syria are 'tip of the iceberg' Updated: Aug-20-15 4:54 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees warned Thursday that 11 typhoid cases among civilians from a besieged Palestinian refugee camp on the outskirts of the Syrian capital may be just "the tip of the iceberg."
- UN: Typhoid outbreak among Palestinian refugees in Syria Updated: Aug-18-15 7:13 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees said Tuesday that there is a typhoid outbreak among civilians from a besieged Palestinian refugee camp on the outskirts of the Syrian capital, with at least six confirmed cases.
- Reno County monitoring continued cases of whooping cough Updated: Aug-18-15 3:16 pm
HUTCHINSON, Kansas - The Reno County Health Department's director said he's cautiously optimistic that a whooping cough outbreak in the county is beginning to wane.
- Sweden suspects meningitis outbreak at scout camp in Japan Updated: Aug-18-15 12:04 am
STOCKHOLM - Sweden's health authority is urging nearly 2,000 scouts returning from a gathering in Japan to get medical treatment after a suspected outbreak of meningitis.
- New York OKs statewide rules to fight Legionnaires' disease Updated: Aug-17-15 6:20 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York is now requiring the testing and inspection of building cooling towers across the state to combat Legionnaires' disease following an outbreak in New York City that killed 12 people, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday.
- FDA: scope manufacturer waited years to report problems Updated: Aug-17-15 5:36 pm
WASHINGTON - Federal regulators have uncovered new violations by the manufacturer of medical scopes recently linked to outbreaks of deadly "superbug" bacteria at U.S. hospitals.
- Congregant: No hard feelings over botulism at church potluck Updated: Aug-14-15 11:08 am
LANCASTER, Ohio - One of the 30 congregants sickened with botulism after a church potluck in April says no one there has any animosity toward the person who made the potato salad that was blamed for the outbreak.
- Most Legionnaires' deaths tied to spray from shower, faucet Updated: Aug-13-15 6:07 pm
NEW YORK - Most deaths from Legionnaires' disease are tied to hospital and nursing home showers, not outdoor cooling towers, new government figures released Thursday show.
- UN official: Ebola epidemic could be defeated by end of 2015 Updated: Aug-13-15 1:31 pm