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Diseases and Illnesses

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  • Illinois reports year's first measles case

    A suburban Cook County resident has a confirmed case of measles, but it is not likely linked to the multistate outbreak associated with Disneyland, county and state health officials said Tuesday. The person diagnosed, who officials would identify only...
  • How to recognize measles

    How to recognize measles
    How to spot measles when you see it Measles was declared eliminated in the U.S. in 2000, and many younger doctors have never seen an infected patient. The virus can lead to complications such as pneumonia, inflammation of the brain and even death. A...
  • 30 babies under isolation as measles outbreak hits Bay Area

    30 babies under isolation as measles outbreak hits Bay Area
    Thirty babies have been placed under home isolation in Alameda County after possible exposure to measles linked to a holiday outbreak at Disneyland last month. Officials with the Alameda County Public Health Department asked the parents of the infants...
  • Parents who oppose measles vaccine hold firm to their beliefs

    Parents who oppose measles vaccine hold firm to their beliefs
    Gary Monahan remembers his son's temperature spiking to 102 degrees when he was vaccinated for measles, mumps and rubella. The child then landed in the hospital with what appeared to be whooping cough after his next round of vaccinations. By the time...
  • Measles outbreak: Santa Monica High coach diagnosed with disease

    Measles outbreak: Santa Monica High coach diagnosed with disease
    Santa Monica High School students and parents were alerted Friday night that a freshman baseball coach had been diagnosed with measles, as the California-centered outbreak continued to spread to other states and Mexico. School and Los Angeles County...
  • Victor Center plans for three big events

    Victor Center plans for three big events
    The South Florida branch of the Victor Center for the Prevention of Jewish Genetic Diseases — located at the Brain Institute of Miami Children's Hospital — has a number of big events coming up locally in early February. First off, at 6 p.m.,...
  • Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in Florida Keys

    Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases. Never before have insects with modified DNA come so close to being set...
  • Tide turning in Ebola fight after hard lessons

    Tide turning in Ebola fight after hard lessons
    A top U.N. official in the fight against Ebola greeted just three patients at one treatment center he visited this week in Sierra Leone. Families in Liberia are no longer required to cremate the remains of loved ones to halt the spread of the virulent...
  • Measles outbreak: Confirmed case at Cal State Channel Islands

    Cal State Channel Islands officials confirmed Friday that a student living off campus has been diagnosed with measles.   University officials urged students who think they may have been exposed to get vaccinated. Free measles vaccines will be...
  • 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...
  • Measles is back. And more dangerous than you think

    Measles is back. And more dangerous than you think
    Measles is back. Again. An outbreak is percolating that was first documented in California and has spread to four other Western states and Mexico. An unknown person incubating a measles infection exposed an undetermined number of individuals at...