CDC says mystery illness cases higher this year
Record count reported for mysterious paralyzing illness
NEW YORK (AP) — This year has seen a record number of cases of a mysterious paralyzing illness in children, U.S. health officials said Monday.
It’s still not clear what’s causing the kids to lose the ability to move their face, neck, back, arms or legs. The symptoms tend to occur about a ...
Officials to study scooter crashes in Austin
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Officials in Austin are working with the Atlanta-based U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study how to prevent dockless scooter crashes and patterns tied to the crashes.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended 12 years ago that health care providers broaden testing for the AIDS-causing HIV virus to everyone, not just those deemed most at risk of contracting the disease.
University Medical Center in Las Vegas will ...
GENEVA (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization said Monday it can fight the deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo despite the withdrawal of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, insisting: “We can cover it.”
The comments by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus ...
Educator gets grant to improve health of Asian-Americans
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded nearly $3 million to an Eastern Michigan University educator to lead an effort to improve the health of under-served Asian-American populations in Wayne and Kent counties.
Suicide, at 50-year peak, pushes down US life expectancy
NEW YORK (AP) — Suicides and drug overdoses pushed up U.S. deaths last year, and drove a continuing decline in how long Americans are expected to live.
Overall, there were more than 2.8 million U.S. deaths in 2017, or nearly 70,000 more than the previous year, the Centers for Disease ...
Arkansas collects thousands of unused prescription drugs
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Statewide participation in the last semiannual Drug Take Back Day differed heavily across the Arkansas-Oklahoma border.
Drug Take Back Day, held by the Drug Enforcement Administration in April and October each year, aims to lead people across the country to take ...
2 in New Hampshire affected by E coli linked to lettuce
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Health officials say two people in New Hampshire have been affected by a new E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce.
The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services announced the two cases Wednesday.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is ...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Public health officials report that two Illinois residents are among nearly three dozen people affected by a strain of E. coli bacteria in romaine lettuce.
The Illinois Department of Public Health reported Tuesday on data from the federal
Corrected study: Building, mining have high suicide rates
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials say the workers with the highest suicide rates have construction, mining and drilling jobs. That was the finding of a report correcting an earlier study that mistakenly said farmers, lumberjacks and fishermen killed themselves most often.
The Centers ...
More US kids get paralyzing illness, cause is still unknown
NEW YORK (AP) — More children have been diagnosed with a mysterious paralyzing illness in recent weeks, and U.S. health officials said Tuesday that they still aren’t sure what’s causing it.
This year’s count could surpass the tallies seen in similar outbreaks in 2014 and 2016, officials ...
Missouri cancer survivor urges others to get HPV vaccine
FULTON, Mo. (AP) — Last summer, 56-year-old Scott Ward discovered a lump on the right side of his neck. His primary care physician told him to give it some time. After a month, Ward got a scan. And then a biopsy. It was throat cancer.
Human papillomavirus was determined to be the primary ...
1 death linked to ongoing turkey salmonella outbreak
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal health officials on Thursday reported the first death in an ongoing salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the death was in California but didn’t have any immediate details. Since last November, the agency said ...
CDC confirms 3 Arkansas children have polio-like illness
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Three Arkansas children have been diagnosed with a rare, polio-like illness that can cause paralysis in the arms and legs, according to federal and state health officials.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the diagnoses following an ...
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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — More Oklahoma parents are seeking vaccination exemptions for their children, an increase that mirrors a national trend, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A CDC’ survey found that Oklahoma’s exemption rate increased by 0.3 percent between the ...
Alaska hit with largest syphilis outbreak in 40 years
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska health officials have recorded 75 cases of syphilis in the state this year, marking the largest outbreak of the infectious disease in at least four decades.
The Alaska Section of Epidemiology said in an update this week that it has requested help with ...
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Kenyatta National Hospital is east Africa’s biggest medical institution, home to more than a dozen donor-funded projects with international partners — a “Center of Excellence,” says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The hospital’s website ...
For the first time, a U.S. advisory committee is recommending a routine vaccination for homeless people, voting Wednesday to urge hepatitis A shots to prevent future outbreaks of the contagious liver disease.
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices made the recommendation at a ...
A severe viral outbreak at a New Jersey rehabilitation center for “medically fragile children” has left six youngsters dead and 12 others sick, the state Health Department said Tuesday.
There have been 18 cases of adenovirus at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, ...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Health officials in Arkansas and Oklahoma say a rare illness that’s being compared to polio may have reached the states as it spreads across the U.S.
Officials call the condition acute flaccid myelitis. It attacks the spinal cord and nervous system and causes ...
Drug OD deaths inched up in North Dakota last year
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Department of Health says the number of drug overdose deaths increased slightly in the state last year.
According to the Division of Vital Statistics, North Dakota recorded 76 drug-related deaths in 2017. That’s up from 68 deaths the previous year. ...
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Pima County Board of Supervisors has voted to accept a one-year, $762,865 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention aimed at reducing chronic diseases prevalent among Native American, Hispanic and other at-risk children and their families.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Tuesday reported a jump in cases of a rare paralyzing illness in children, and said it seems to be following an every-other-year pattern.
At least 62 cases have been confirmed in 22 states this year, and at least 65 additional illnesses in those ...
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Man likely got ‘brain-eating amoeba’ at Texas resort
WACO, Texas (AP) — A New Jersey man who died from a rare ”brain-eating amoeba ” was likely exposed to it during his visit to a Texas water resort last month, health officials said Friday.
The Waco-McLennan County Public ...
NEW YORK (AP) — A small but growing proportion of the youngest children in the U.S. have not been vaccinated against any disease, worrying health officials.
An estimated 100,000 young children have not had a vaccination against any of the 14 diseases for which shots are recommended, ...
WACO, Texas (AP) — Test results are expected later this week after a man who visited a landlocked surf resort in Central Texas died from a rare “brain-eating amoeba,” local health officials said Monday.
Fabrizio Stabile, a 29-year-old from New Jersey, died on Sept. 21
Texas surf resort closed for ‘brain-eating amoeba’ testing
WACO, Texas (AP) — A landlocked surf resort in Central Texas closed on Friday after a man who visited died from what is commonly known to as a “brain-eating amoeba.”
APNewsBreak: 80,000 people died of flu last winter in US
NEW YORK (AP) — An estimated 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter — the disease’s highest death toll in at least four decades.
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Robert Redfield, revealed the total in an interview Tuesday night ...
Legionnaire’s outbreak causes 1 death, 14 hospitalizations
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota health officials say an outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease around Sioux Falls has caused one death and has hospitalized 14 others.
The Department of Health has asked the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate the outbreak of ...
California governor blocks later school start time mandate
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill Thursday requiring that California middle and high schools start no earlier than 8:30 a.m., saying the decision of when to start classes should be up to schools not the state.
Supporters of the bill cited research that says delaying ...
Flu shots: A pinch in the arm, but not always in your wallet
NEW YORK (AP) — It’s flu shot season, but the pinch of a shot doesn’t have to also hurt your wallet.
Health officials recommend that nearly all Americans get flu vaccinations to blunt the impact of a disease that annually infects millions.
Roughly 145 million Americans get flu shots ...
Passengers on quarantined jet appear to have the flu
NEW YORK (AP) — A large commercial jet from Dubai caused a scare on Wednesday after a pilot radioed that it would be landing at New York’s Kennedy Airport carrying several passengers and crew members who fell ill with flu-like symptoms.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...
The Latest: Sick plane passengers appear to have the flu
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the emergency response around a plane carrying sick passengers (all times local):
The 10 passengers and crewmembers who were hospitalized in New York City after arriving sick on a flight from Dubai appear to have the flu.
New York City ...
New advice on kids’ concussions calls for better tracking
CHICAGO (AP) — New children’s concussion guidelines from the U.S. government recommend against routine X-rays and blood tests for diagnosis and reassure parents that most kids’ symptoms clear up within one to three months.
Signs of potentially more serious injuries that may warrant CT ...
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is set to discuss the opioid epidemic in West Virginia.
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the nation’s most respected medical experts, who led the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, entered a courtroom on Friday in handcuffs, arrested on sexual-harassment charges after a woman accused him of grabbing her behind late one night last year.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (all times local):
A judge has ordered former U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Thomas Frieden (FREE’-den) to stay away from a woman ...
Ex-CDC director appears in court on abuse charge
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A preliminary federal report finds that Indiana had a record number of drug overdose deaths last year as more than 1,800 people succumbed to overdoses.
The data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that 1,840 people died of an overdose ...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana and Mississippi are leading the nation in the number of people who have become the most seriously ill from West Nile virus this year. State health departments are warning residents to take precautions against mosquitoes, which spread the virus.
“Not in my ...
Experts stumped on Maine’s high child cancer rates
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Federal data shows Maine has high rates of childhood cancer, and experts are trying to figure out why.
The Bangor Daily News reports ...
Groups ask UW-Madison to require meningitis B vaccine
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Immunization groups and the mother of a student who died from bacterial meningitis are urging the University of Wisconsin-Madison to require the meningitis B vaccine.
A coalition sent letters this month to universities, asking campuses to join Indiana University and ...
Maine 6th worst state for increase in overdose deaths
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows Maine is the sixth worst state when it comes to an increase in overdose deaths.
According to the CDC, overdose deaths increased 10.9 percent between January 2017 and 2018 compared to the national ...
ATLANTA (AP) — Health officials are reminding people that condoms are not reusable.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tweeted on its sexually transmitted disease site that condoms are for single use. Officials ...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — If you’re really loving your backyard chickens and all those fresh eggs, you might be giving your flock a little bit of extra attention — and some snuggles and kisses.
Well, you had better stop, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning.
You might ...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a warning about salmonella connected to chickens and ducks in backyard flocks across the country.
The Portland Press Herald
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says a new report shows the number of drownings involving toddlers in the U.S. has increased in recent years, with young boys dying at twice the rate of girls.
Schumer is calling on the federal government to take steps to help prevent drowning ...