Measles shot. (Photo by Mark Kegans/Getty Images)

Lake County Offering Free Mumps Vaccines For U Of I Students

The university is trying to stop an outbreak that sickened dozens of students this summer.


HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 15:  People receive a free meningitis vaccine from  Dr. Wayne Chen at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation pharmacy on April 15, 2013 in Hollywood, California. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation started free meningitis vaccines after a West Hollywood man died from the disease.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Chicago Announces 7th Case In Meningitis Outbreak

Health officials have identified another case in a serious outbreak of meningitis affecting gay and bisexual men in the Chicago area.


Measles shot. (Photo by Mark Kegans/Getty Images)

Parent Group Pushes Legislation Making It Harder To Avoid Vaccinating Kids

The outbreak of measles in the northwest suburbs is prompting a legislative response, CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.


(Photo Credit: Fabrice Coffrini/ Getty Images)

The MERS Outbreak: Is The Government Doing Enough?

The CDC and WHO claim they are hard at work tracking 100 people that may have come in contact with the deadly MERS virus.


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.



Illinois Now Reporting 5 Cases Of Rare Stomach Bug

Health officials investigating the cases have been unable to track the illness to any particular food source, said Illinois Department of Public Health spokeswoman Melaney Arnold.


Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill. (CBS)

Apparent Norovirus Outbreak Hits Stateville

Health officials believe they know what led to a widespread sickness inside the prison, which holds more than 3,000 inmates.


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.


JW Marriott Chicago hotel at 151 W. Adams St. (Credit: CBS)

2 Deaths Linked To Legionnaires’ Outbreak At Downtown Hotel

Two guests who contracted Legionnaires’ disease at the downtown JW Marriott are dead, and the outbreak is worse than first reported, city health officials said Monday.



Norovirus Outbreak Subsiding At Algonquin School

An outbreak of norovirus, which raced through a suburban school last week, appears to be subsiding.

WBBM Newsradio–03/12/2012

Worst Whooping Cough Epidemic In Decades Strikes California

Spike In Whooping Cough Cases Continues In McHenry County

This week has brought more reports of whooping cough in McHenry County, and the numbers have reached the three-figure range.

WBBM Newsradio–12/01/2011

Worst Whooping Cough Epidemic In Decades Strikes California

Whooping Cough Cases In McHenry County Spreading

An outbreak of whooping cough in McHenry County’s school system has now spread to the general public, according to the health department.


E. Coli

Pathologist: Source Of E. Coli Outbreak Will Be Hard To Find

The deadliest e. coli outbreak in modern history, centered in Germany, has now killed 23 people and sickened more than 2,200 – including four in the United States.

CBS Chicago–06/07/2011

Stethoscope (Photo Illustration by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Outbreak Of Stomach Virus Hits Several Schools

Health officials are warning the public about an outbreak of intestinal illness in several suburban schools.