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{FD} Adenovirus outbreak claims 9th child at New Jersey facility

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A ninth death has taken place at a pediatric rehabilitation center in New Jersey due to an outbreak of a respiratory virus, officials announced Sunday. Continue reading

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{FD} Michigan school district closes amid flu outbreak

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The school superintendent said about 20 percent of the student body was out sick, including her own son. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Major’ infection control deficiencies found at NJ hospital following baby’s death

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{FD} 6 kids dead, 12 sickened in viral outbreak at New Jersey pediatric center

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An outbreak of a viral illness has killed six pediatric patients and sickened 12 others at a New Jersey rehabilitation facility as health officials continue to investigate the cause. Continue reading

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{FD} Rat-spread Lassa virus that causes uncontrolled bleeding kills over 100 in Nigeria

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A major study in to a potentially fatal virus that can cause uncontrolled bleeding from the mouth, nose or ****** has pinned the blame on disease-carrying rats. Continue reading

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{FD} Flea-borne typhus disease reported in downtown LA, officials say

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Multiple cases of typhus have popped up in downtown Los Angeles prompting health officials to warn of the flea-spread disease that can cause organ damage in severe cases. Continue reading

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{FD} Yemen cholera outbreak accelerates to 10,000 cases per week: WHO

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{FD} Risk of Ebola’s spread from Congo now ‘very high,’ WHO says

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The World Health Organization says the risk of the deadly Ebola virus spreading from Congo is now “very high” after two confirmed cases were discovered near the Uganda border. Continue reading

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{FD} Flu season last winter killed the most people since the 1970s, CDC says

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Tens of thousands of American deaths last winter are believed to have been caused by the flu and its related complications, according to government officials, making it the most severe in at least four decades. Continue reading

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{FD} Hepatitis A outbreak in Massachusetts kills 1, sickens 64 others

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The state of Massachusetts has issued a public health alert over a rash of hepatitis A cases that have left one person dead and 64 others sickened since April. Continue reading

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{FD} Deadly Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo reaches city of 1.4 million

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Congo health officials say that a case of Ebola has been discovered in Butembo, a city of 1.4 million people in the country’s northeast. Continue reading

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{FD} 600 Utah students stay home as officials warn of norovirus outbreak

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More than 600 students in Utah stayed home from school on Thursday over concerns about a potential norovirus outbreak. Continue reading

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{FD} ADHD diagnoses may be rising in US

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The number of children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the U.S. appears to have increased dramatically, a new study finds. Continue reading

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{FD} Hospital outbreak linked to eye exam killed newborn, family’s lawsuit claims

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A lawsuit filed against the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia alleges that a contaminated eye examination that sickened 23 infants in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit led to the death of at least one child. Continue reading

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{FD} 11 sickened, 1 dead in New Hampshire Legionnaires’ outbreak

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Health officials in New Hampshire have confirmed 12 cases of Legionnaires’ disease, including one fatality, possibly linked to two hot tubs at two different hotels. Continue reading

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{FD} Tourists say they contracted Hepatitis A on San Diego trip

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Two tourists from Utah who visited San Diego this summer say they believe they contracted hepatitis A on their trip. Continue reading

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