Centers For Disease Control And Prevention
Health officials on Wednesday backtracked on an earlier report that a mysterious Middle East virus had apparently spread from one person to another in the United States. Additional testing has shown the virus did not, in fact, spread to an Illinois man from a traveler he’d met in a business meeting.
The largest outbreak of a very specific and very dangerous bacteria in the U.S. has been linked to procedures performed at a north suburban hospital last year.
A new study indicates autism is much more widespread than previously thought. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now says 1 in every 50 school age kids has autism—that is about 1 million children nationwide.
The flu is back with a vengeance this year, earlier than usual and affecting more people this winter.
An ill Chicago resident is the first person in Illinois to be linked to the fungal meningitis outbreak.
In Indiana, girls have a higher chance of becoming the victim of sexual assault than almost any other place in the country.
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is encouraging people to get their flu shots and leading by example.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has given a grant of more than $1.6 million to the Center on Halsted LGBT community center, which will use the funds to expand its services for young African-American and Latino men.
Mile-for-mile, the Chicago area is chock full of couch potatoes.