| Sep 24, 2014
| 5:29 AM
U.S. hospitals may be unprepared to safely dispose of the infectious waste generated by any Ebola virus disease patient to arrive unannounced in the country, potentially putting the wider community at risk, biosafety experts said.
| May 22, 2014
| 10:09 AM
Nearly 15,000 pounds of hummus and other dips sold at Trader Joe's and Target were recalled Friday over concerns of listeria contamination.
Massachusetts-based Hot Mama's Foods voluntarily recalled the dips after the potential for contamination was...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 9:16 AM
A New Jersey boy who went to bed last month in seemingly good health and died in his sleep is the first fatality linked directly to a strain of enterovirus that has infected more than 500 people, CNN reported, citing a local medical official.
| Aug 27, 2014
| 8:40 AM
This month more than 50 million American children will report to our public and elementary school systems to begin another school year, bringing with them not only new books, laptops, smartphones and iPads, but also their parents' hopes and dreams for a...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 8:54 AM
Lake County's first documented case of West Nile Virus is a 48-year-old Gurnee man, as Health Department officials credit a cool, wet summer with depressing the population of virus-carrying culex mosquitoes, which thrive in hot, dry conditions.
| Oct 10, 2014
| 6:20 AM
A passenger on a US Airways flight Wednesday from Philadelphia to the Dominican Republic was greeted by agents in hazmat suits after he allegedly made a joke about Ebola.
A video uploaded on YouTube by a passenger shows at least four people in blue...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 3:38 PM
Barb Karacic said that just a few miles from her Lake Forest home, children don't have enough to eat and don't get fresh fruits and vegetables.
"It doesn't make sense to see other kids in the same area you live in hungry," she said.
| Oct 7, 2014
| 3:52 PM
American public health officials face two formidable challenges: the possible spread of Ebola … and the possible spread of panic about Ebola.
In the days since Dallas medical personnel apparently mishandled the case of Thomas Eric Duncan, a...
| May 13, 2014
| 12:08 PM
Expertos en salud y enfermedades infecciosas se reunieron el martes en la sede de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) para debatir si un virus letal que surgió en Oriente Medio en 2012 constituye en este momento "una emergencia de salud pública de...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 5:39 PM
The failure of staff at Dallas' Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital to follow proper protocol when a Liberian visitor presented himself to the emergency room with a febrile illness will stand as one of the more significant errors in the recent history of...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 2:01 PM
— Fear of Ebola has been climbing steadily in the United States since Tuesday's announcement that a Liberian traveler in Dallas, Thomas Eric Duncan, was diagnosed with the disease after having been in Texas for eight days.
A month ago, a Harvard...