Water System Blamed In Illinois Legionnaires' OutbreakA federal report obtained by The Associated Press shows that the Legionnaire's disease outbreak that killed 12 residents of an Illinois state veterans home this summer and sickened dozens was likely spread by an aging water system at a 129-year-old facility that lacked several safeguards
E. Coli Outbreak Linked To Chipotle ExpandsAn outbreak of E. coli linked to Chipotle has expanded to nine states, with a total of 52 reported illnesses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday seven additional people were sickened, including in three more states -- Illinois, Maryland and Pennsylvania.
Northwest Suburban Doctors' Network No Longer Treating Unvaccinated ChildrenDoctors with a northwest suburban health service have barred children who don’t have up-do-date vaccinations from coming into their offices, except on an emergency basis.
Another Suburban Measles Case Brings Illinois Total To 11Ten people who have been infected with measles are associated with KinderCare Learning Center in Palatine, including this new case.
University Of Chicago Hospital Monitoring Child For Signs Of EbolaDoctors at the University of Chicago Medical Center have been monitoring a child for possible symptoms of Ebola, after the child flew into O’Hare International Airport with a fever Thursday night.
CDC: Illinois Man Didn't Have MERS After AllHealth 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.
Outbreak Of Drug-Resistant Bacteria Linked To Lutheran General HospitalThe 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.
CDC Estimates 1 In 50 Children Have Autism 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.
Flu Season Kicks Off Early, StrongThe flu is back with a vengeance this year, earlier than usual and affecting more people this winter.
1st Illinois Case Linked To Meningitis OutbreakAn ill Chicago resident is the first person in Illinois to be linked to the fungal meningitis outbreak.
Indiana Tops Nation For Sex Assaults Of High School-Age GirlsIn Indiana, girls have a higher chance of becoming the victim of sexual assault than almost any other place in the country.
HHS Secretary: Get A Flu Shot NowU.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is encouraging people to get their flu shots and leading by example.