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Diseases and Illnesses

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  • Disney-linked measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

    A major measles outbreak traced to Disneyland has brought criticism down on the small but vocal movement among parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children. In a rash of cases that public health officials are rushing to contain, at least 70...
  • Leading scientist warns that Ebola eradication may be elusive

    Leading scientist warns that Ebola eradication may be elusive
    Nearly 40 years ago, Dr. Peter Piot was on a team of scientists in the Belgian city of Antwerp that discovered the Ebola virus. An airline pilot had delivered a blood sample from a Belgian nun who had fallen mysteriously ill in the central African...
  • Undisclosed superbug sickened dozens at Seattle hospital

    SEATTLE An outbreak of drug-resistant superbugs spread by contaminated medical scopes infected at least 32 patients at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle between 2012 and 2014, new reports show. Eleven of those patients died, but it's not clear...
  • US says long-awaited studies of Ebola vaccines to begin soon in Liberia, later in Sierra Leone

    Long-awaited studies of two possible Ebola vaccines are set to begin in West Africa in a couple of weeks, starting in Liberia, U.S. officials said Thursday. The first study will compare the two experimental vaccines with dummy shots in hopes of proving...
  • Disneyland measles outbreak: Cases not limited to the unvaccinated

    Disneyland measles outbreak: Cases not limited to the unvaccinated
    As the measles outbreak that started at Disneyland grew to at least 70 cases Wednesday, much of the attention has focused on how the vast majority of patients were not vaccinated for the highly contagious disease. But some medical experts also have...
  • New standards proposed to reduce salmonella in poultry

    Federal officials Wednesday proposed new standards for permissible levels of salmonella contamination in ground poultry and poultry parts such as breasts, thighs and wings -- a move that could prevent 50,000 cases of food-borne illness a year. The...
  • Lindsay Lohan picked up a rare virus during Bora Bora visit

    Lindsay Lohan picked up a rare virus during Bora Bora visit
    It's been a while since we've heard news out of the Lindsay Lohan camp -- but apparently we should have sent the actress a get-well card. Lohan contracted the chikungunya virus during a Christmas trip to Bora Bora, her rep confirmed to Gossip Cop on...
  • Disney measles outbreak: Resort asks staff for proof they're protected

    Disney measles outbreak: Resort asks staff for proof they're protected
    Disneyland Resort employees who had contact with measles-stricken coworkers have been asked to stay home unless they can show they’ve been vaccinated or take a blood test to show they’re immune, Disney officials told the Los Angeles Times....
  • Crime dropping and infrastructure rising in Honduras

     Crime dropping and infrastructure rising in Honduras
    Honduras:Good news for travelers in Central America: Although a U.S. State Department travel warning remains in effect from June 2014, new reports indicate that crime levels have dropped dramatically across Honduras. Officials announced that the...
  • Beyond the ice bucket challenge: Teen stages ALS fundraiser at Jazziz

    Beyond the ice bucket challenge: Teen stages ALS fundraiser at Jazziz
    Remember those days way back in 2014 when every Facebook friend, politician, actor, musician and Muppets character was challenging others to dump buckets of ice on their heads? The ice bucket challenge was created to raise money and awareness to find...
  • As Disneyland measles outbreak spreads, O.C. bars students lacking proof of shots

    As Disneyland measles outbreak spreads, O.C. bars students lacking proof of shots
    Struggling to contain a growing measles outbreak that started at Disneyland a month ago, Orange County health officials ordered about two dozen high school students without proof of immunization to stay away from campus. The move came as officials...