Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

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CDC: Illinois Man Didn’t Have MERS After All

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.

05/28/2014

Doctor Generic

Outbreak Of Drug-Resistant Bacteria Linked To Lutheran General Hospital

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.

01/06/2014

After years of treatment, Henry Schlaak has made remarkable progress after being diagnosed with autism. (CBS)

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.

03/20/2013

Patient receives shot of flu vaccine (AP File Photo)

Flu Season Kicks Off Early, Strong

The flu is back with a vengeance this year, earlier than usual and affecting more people this winter.

12/17/2012

The New England Compounding Center is shown here on October 5, 2012 in Framingham, Massachusetts. The pharmacy is currently being investigated for producing a contaminated steroid shot that included the meningitis fungus that has killed at least five people. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

1st Illinois Case Linked To Meningitis Outbreak

An ill Chicago resident is the first person in Illinois to be linked to the fungal meningitis outbreak.

10/13/2012

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Indiana Tops Nation For Sex Assaults Of High School-Age Girls

In Indiana, girls have a higher chance of becoming the victim of sexual assault than almost any other place in the country.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2012

Patient receives shot of flu vaccine (AP File Photo)

HHS Secretary: Get A Flu Shot Now

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is encouraging people to get their flu shots and leading by example.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2011

AIDS Ribbon

LGBT Community Center Receives $1.6M Grant For HIV/AIDS Outreach

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.

CBS Chicago–09/30/2011

Obesity Generic

Study: Chicago Area Loaded With Couch Potatoes

Mile-for-mile, the Chicago area is chock full of couch potatoes.

CBS Chicago–03/25/2011