Anti-Vaxxers' Adult Son Gets Measles, Now He Has A Message: 'The Science On This Has Been Settled'"It makes me so angry. My parents thought they were doing the right thing. They were persuaded by the anti-vaxxers," Joshua Nerius said.
E. Coli Outbreak Traced To California Farm; Some Romaine Lettuce Safe To EatThe strain of E. coli causing the current outbreak in romaine lettuce has been found in a reservoir on a farm in Santa Barbara County, California, the US Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday.
Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak Tied To 9 More IllnessesNow, 52 people have been infected with E. coli in this outbreak linked to Romaine lettuce, which was announced in October, according to the CDC.
Drug-Resistant Salmonella From Raw Chicken Sickens Nearly 100At least 92 people in 29 states have been infected with a strain of multidrug-resistant salmonella after coming into contact with a variety of raw chicken products, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday.
2-Year-Old From Batavia Diagnosed With Rare Polio-Like DiseaseA rare polio-like illness that has popped up in several states has now been found in Chicago. It’s called AFM, and a suburban girl has been battling it for about a month.
Puppies To Blame For Drug-Resistant Infection In 118 PeopleThe cause of illness: Campylobacter, common bacteria that can cause diarrhea, abdominal pain and fever, according to the CDC outbreak report published as part of its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
New Advice Out For Detecting, Treating Concussions In KidsNew U.S. guidelines for concussions in children recommend against routine X-rays and blood tests for diagnosis.
Federal Health Officials Agree Radioactive Waste In St. Louis Area May Be Linked To CancerThe federal government confirms some people in the St. Louis area may have a higher risk of getting cancer, if they grew up in areas contaminated by radioactive waste decades ago.
Study: Shootings Now 3rd Leading Cause Of Death For ChildrenThe new study in the Journal of Pediatrics found boys, teens, and African Americans are the most at risk when it comes to shootings.
CDC Launches Interactive Site Comparing Health Data Of 500 CitiesA new website offers people in Chicago a chance to compare how the city stacks up health-wise against the likes of New York, Los Angeles, and the rest of the 500 largest cities in the U.S.
Durbin Calls For Probe Into Outbreak Of Legionnaires' Disease At Quincy Veterans' HomeDemocratic Sen. Dick Durbin appealed in a letter sent Monday to the secretaries of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Veterans Affairs to "ensure the Illinois Veterans' Home-Quincy is taking the proper steps" to care for its surviving 400 residents and to prevent a future outbreak.
8 Now Dead From Legionnaires' Disease In Western IllinoisState officials are reporting another death and four new cases of Legionnaires' disease among residents of a western Illinois town, bringing the number of deaths to eight from an outbreak first disclosed last week.
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Flu Season At Epidemic Level; High Levels In Illinois, Indiana, And WisconsinThe CDC says 22 states are seeing high levels of illness -- including Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin -- up from 13 states a week earlier.
Emanuel Applauds Response To Sick Travelers From LiberiaAs federal officials stepped up efforts to prevent an outbreak of Ebola in the U.S., Mayor Rahm Emanuel praised local health workers for the steps taken to quickly evaluate two people who became ill on flights to Chicago from West Africa.