More than 2,000 people in ICE custody quarantined for contagious diseases

WASHINGTON — More than 2,000 people in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody are being quarantined amid an outbreak of mumps and other diseases. The numbers of immigrants in custody with a contagious diseases has spiked in the past year. For … Read More

Infectious Diseases on the Rise Amid the Opioid Epidemic

In a recent Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ) webcast, 2 public health experts discussed the recent rapid increase in the incidence of infectious diseases that has been linked with injection drug use (IDU). Jonathan Mermin, MD, MPH, Director, National … Read More

Mankind almost beat measles, but the virus is storming back in Europe

That’s all you need. European health officials are on high alert as the number of clinically-confirmed measles cases across the continent passed 23,500 in the first six months of the year. That’s a staggering increase over last year, in which about 6,000 cases … Read More