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3 months ago
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Hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen strawberries

At least 40 people have been sickened in a hepatitis A outbreak that health officials believe is linked to frozen strawberries, according to the Virginia Department of Health.
Opioids
4 months ago
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WHY IT MATTERS: Opioid epidemic

More Americans are dying from opioids than at any time in recent history, with overdose deaths hitting a peak of 28,000 in 2014. That amounts to 78 Americans dying from an opioid overdose every day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Naegleria fowleri is known as the "brain-eating amoeba." (Photo: CDC/MGN)
4 months ago
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South Carolina resident contracts potentially fatal amoeba

Health officials say a South Carolina resident has contracted a rare, potentially deadly brain-eating amoeba that is naturally present in warm fresh water.
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5 months ago
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CDC: Amoeba didn’t die in whitewater center’s murky churn

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is pointing to a problem with murky waters in the North Carolina water rapids course where an Ohio teen is believed to have been exposed to a brain-attacking amoeba.
CDC: Whitewater center systems inadequate to filter water
5 months ago
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CDC: Whitewater center systems inadequate to filter water

A federal health official says chlorination and filtration systems at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, where a rafter was infected by a deadly amoeba, were inadequate to properly clean the facility's waters.
ZikaVirus
8 months ago
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CDC: No doubt now that Zika virus causes rare birth defects

U.S. health officials say there's no longer any doubt that the Zika virus causes severe birth defects.
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9 months ago
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South Korea registers 1st case of Zika virus

South Korea has reported the country's first case of the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne disease that has been linked to birth defects and other health issues.
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10 months ago
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CDC says Chipotle-linked outbreak of E. coli appears over

The federal agency that monitors public health says the outbreak of E. coli illness linked to Chipotle restaurants that sickened 60 people appears to be over.
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11 months ago
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Major Zika outbreak in the US unlikely, health official says

The Zika virus outbreak is unlikely to spread quickly to the United States, a top health official said today.
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12 months ago
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CDC investigating another chipotle E.coli outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is investigating another, more recent outbreak of E.coli linked to Chipotle Mexican Grill.