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1305 Articles Matching "outbreak"

University Health CEO resigns amid bacterial outbreak

Dec 08, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Four premature babies in the neonatal ICU have contracted the Acinetobacter baumannii bacteria since September, three of whom died, according to public health...
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CDC says nine more people added to E.coli infection investigation

Dec 07, 2018 , Reuters
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday an additional nine people are being investigated in connection with the multistate outbreak of E. coli infections related to romaine lettuce....
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Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak tied to 9 more illnesses, FDA says

Dec 07, 2018 , CNN Health
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to warn against eating any romaine lettuce harvested from the central Coastal growing regions of Northern and Central California amid a multistate outbreak of E. coli illnesses linked to romaine lettuce. The agency also reported Thursday that nine additional people have been reported ill since November 26....
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South Africa's Tiger Brands reopens meat plant after listeria outbreak

Dec 07, 2018 , Reuters
South African authorities have given food maker Tiger Brands permission to re-open a factory closed after the world's biggest listeria outbreak was traced to one of its facilities, the company said on Thursday....
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Ebola cases surge in Congo, with women and children disproportionately sick

Dec 07, 2018 , CNN Health
There have been 18 more cases of illness and five more deaths reported in just two days in the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to the Ministry of Health. Since the outbreak began, the total number of probable cases is now 471, including 273 deaths, the ministry reported Thursday....
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China reports more African swine fever outbreaks in Beijing, Sichuan, Shaanxi

Dec 06, 2018 , Reuters
More African swine fever cases have been detected in the capital Beijing as well as in the provinces of Sichuan and Shaanxi, the agricultural ministry said on Wednesday....
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Vietnam steps up measures to prevent African swine fever

Dec 06, 2018 , Reuters
Vietnamese authorities on Wednesday conducted drills to prevent the spread of African swine fever should there be an outbreak of the disease in the country, as the risks of transmission from neighboring China increase....
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Global Spike in Measles a 'Serious Concern'

Dec 05, 2018 , RxList
Measles cases surged in 2017, as many countries saw severe outbreaks due to gaps in vaccination coverage, according to new data from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the CDC. Since 2000, more than 21 million lives have been saved through measles immunizations, but cases reported since 2016 increased by more than 30% worldwide, the report...
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South Africa court paves way for class action against Tiger Brands

Dec 04, 2018 , Reuters
A South African court on Monday granted a class action certificate to victims of listeriosis, paving the way for them to claim against Tiger Brands after the world's largest ever outbreak claimed more than 200 lives in the country....
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Measles threat looms in Philippines as trust in vaccines declines: health officials

Dec 04, 2018 , Reuters
Health experts on Monday warned against a possible outbreak of measles in the Philippines, as a disease long under control is fueled by patchy immunization programs and declining trust in vaccines....
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Iran reports H5N8 bird flu in backyard poultry - OIE

Dec 04, 2018 , Reuters
Iran has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus among backyard poultry in the north of the country, the Paris-based World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday, citing a report from Iran's agriculture ministry....
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Yemen sterilizes Sanaa water supplies as cholera outbreak picks up again

Dec 03, 2018 , Reuters
Authorities in the Houthi-held Yemeni capital Sanaa are sterilizing water supplies at wells, distribution networks and houses to help stem the world's worst outbreak of cholera....
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Congo Ebola Outbreak Now 2nd Largest in History: WHO

Dec 02, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Congo Ebola Outbreak Now 2nd Largest in History: WHOCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/30/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/30/2018 12:00:00...
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Distinguishing Child Polio-Like Illness From Similar Diseases

Dec 01, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Johns Hopkins researchers have analyzed patient data from 45 cases of what they thought was acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), the polio-like outbreak occurring in U.S. children, and realized that only 75% of diagnosed cases were AFM. The researchers say they hope that clearer diagnostic criteria identi......
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Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Tahini Imported from Israel: FDA

Dec 01, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Tahini Imported from Israel: FDACategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/28/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/29/2018 12:00:00...
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Global Spike in Measles a 'Serious Concern'

Dec 01, 2018 , WebMD
Due to gaps in vaccination coverage, there were measles outbreaks in all regions of the world, killing an estimated 110,000 people in...
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Congo Ebola outbreak is 2nd largest, 2nd deadliest

Nov 30, 2018 , CNN Health
The current Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo -- with 426 total cases, including 245 deaths -- is now the second largest and second deadliest in history, according to Thursday's report from the nation's Ministry of Health....
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Ebola outbreak in east Congo now world's second biggest

Nov 30, 2018 , Reuters
The Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo is now the second biggest in history, with 426 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry said late on Thursday....
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Iceberg lettuce prices soar as much as 168% after E. coli outbreak takes romaine off shelves

Nov 30, 2018 , CNBC Health
Prices for lettuce varieties including iceberg and Boston lettuce soared after an outbreak of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce stopped sales of the popular salad...
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Newborns Infected With Ebola in Congo Outbreak

Nov 29, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Newborns Infected With Ebola in Congo OutbreakCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/26/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/27/2018 12:00:00...
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