Outbreaks & Public Health News

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Listeria Food Poisoning: Who’s High Risk?

Just this week, a potentially dangerous listeria contamination triggered the recall of approximately 30,000 cases of fresh produce (i.e. ...

Zika Virus: 7 Updated Facts and Figures

The Zika virus came into our collective consciousness in fairly recent history, and what we know about it has been ...

10 Convincing Reasons to Get Your Flu Shot

Influenza might be just a minor 2-week annoyance for you. ...

White-Nose Syndrome Hits P.E.I. Bat Population

The first case of white-nose syndrome (or WNS) was discovered West of Charlottetown, near Bonshaw, earlier this month. ...

Gonorrhoea Superbug Spreads Worldwide

British health officials are warning sexually active people around the world about a Gonorrhoea superbug, or drug-resistant strain, which is ...

2013 Flu Vaccine Offers Little Protection to Seniors

If you got the flu shot this winter to protect yourself from the flu, chances are you may have still ...

Case of Mad Moose Disease Discovered in Alberta

The very first case of mad moose disease has been discovered in Southern Alberta. ...

UN Study Links Man-Made Chemicals to Common Diseases

It seems that the chemical pollutants used in everyday products are cause of low sperm count, birth deformities, female infertility, ...

11 Massachusetts Compounding Pharmacies Closed

Following a fungal meningitis outbreak in Massachusetts, health officials conducted surprise inspections and demanded the closure of 11 compounding pharmacies. ...

Five More Die From Flu in San Diego County

Five additional people have died from flu-related causes in San Diego County. ...

U.S. Vaccination Rates “Unacceptably Low”

A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found current adult vaccination rates in America are ...

Another Cholera Outbreak Reported in Cuba

After more than 100 years without an outbreak, Cuban health authorities have been forced to close down food stands in ...

154 Children Died From Measles In Last 29 Days: New Report From Southern Pakistan

New reports from the local Urdu TV channel Dunya, in Southern Pakistan, show a devastating number of children have died from the ...

U.N. Aims to Eradicate Cholera in Haiti

The World Health Organization predicts more than 112,000 Cholera cases in Haiti in 2012. ...

New Coronavirus Compared to SARS

According to the World Health Organization, a new coronavirus (the hCoV-EMC) with origins in the Middle East is being blamed ...