CDC Shuts Down Army Lab’s Disease Research

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Research on dangerous pathogens has been suspended at an Army lab at Fort Detrick in Maryland after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found biosafety lapses there, the Frederick News-Post reported August 2. A spokesperson for the US Army Medical Research … Read More

Blood-sucking ‘kissing bug’ found in Delaware

The insect can cause Chagas disease in humans, which can be fatal. A man undergoes a medical examination to prevent Chagas disease in the Argentine province of Corrientes in this picture taken September 16, 2008. . (photo credit: GERMAN POMAR … Read More

Mysterious E. coli outbreak has sickened 72 people in five states, CDC warns

A new outbreak of a particularly dangerous strain of E. coli is ongoing in at least five states   The CDC says 72 people are sick in Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia  Health officials have not yet identified the source … Read More

New tick species capable of transmitting deadly disease is spreading in the U.S.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning about a new tick species in the U.S. that it says is capable of spreading diseases dangerous to humans and other animals. A CDC weekly report released Thursday states that the Asian longhorned … Read More

Polio-like Virus Infects Kids, Frustrates Doctors

Federal health officials know that a rare nervous system disorder is on the rise and that it is mostly affecting children across the country. But what officials with the CDC don’t know about acute flaccid myelitis, a polio-like illness that … Read More

Tick and Mosquito Infections Spreading Rapidly, C.D.C. Finds

More Americans are living in wooded suburbs near deer, which carry the ticks that spread Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, babesiosis, rabbit fever and Powassan virus. Farewell, carefree days of summer. The number of people getting diseases transmitted … Read More

The flu is officially an epidemic in the US

The flu is now officially an epidemic, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). More than half of all US states reported high flu activity within the first week of the year. A total of 7.0 percent … Read More

Australia’s tough flu season may be bad news for U.S.

The U.S. may be in for a bad flu season, if Australia is anything to go by. Experts usually look to the southern hemisphere’s influenza season to predict what might start happening here in the fall, and what they are … Read More