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CDC sanctioned for mishandling pathogens

Washington - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has received a sanction due to several weaknesses relating to its handling of pathogens and infected material.

Superbugs account for 1 in 7 hospital infections

Bethesda - Superbugs are causing an increasing number of infections in U.S. hospitals, according to a new study. Pathogenic bacteria are responsible for one in seven infections.

Zika virus transmitted to women through sex suspected in 14 cases

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced they are investigating 14 cases of the Zika virus in U.S. women who possibly contracted the virus through sexual contact with partners who had traveled to Zika- affected countries.

Dole salads Listeria outbreak numbers increase in Canada

On Tuesday, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) issued an update on the status of the ongoing investigation into the Listeria outbreak associated with Dole packaged salads from its Springfield, Ohio plant.

Chipotle shares plummet as E. coli now reported in six states

The E. coli outbreak that sickened dozens of customers who had eaten at Chipotle Mexican Grill in Oregon and Washington has now made its way to three more states. This brings the total up to six states that have been affected.

Op-Ed: U.S. to consider smoking ban in public housing nationwide

Washington D.c. - The U.S. government is considering legislation that would ban smoking on public housing land nationwide, and this includes homes, communal areas, and administrative offices within these areas. The ban could affect about one million homes.

Number of illnesses in Chipotle E. coli outbreak rises to 41

As the number of illnesses continues to grow, Oregon and Washington state health officials, along with the CDC and FDA continue their investigation into the source of the E. coli outbreak that has now sickened 41 people.

Op-Ed: 2016 and the hysterical, mindless ugliness of American politics

Washington - Even thinking about American politics is ugly. Its insanity is its defining feature. The country is no longer functioning on basic levels. The rise of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump reflects more polarization in both parties.

Ex-peanut company CEO sentenced to 28 years in salmonella coverup

Albany - Stewart Parnell, the former CEO of the now-defunct Peanut Company of America, was sentenced Monday to 28 years in prison for his role in a deadly salmonella outbreak that killed nine people and sickened hundreds between 2008 and 2009.

U.S. and Canada broaden recall of cucumbers after 2nd death

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an update on the Salmonella outbreak linked to field cucumbers. There are now two deaths reported, 71 hospitalizations and 341 confirmed cases in 30 states.

Cucumbers from Mexico cause of new Salmonella outbreak

A Salmonella outbreak linked to cucumbers grown in Mexico has killed one person and sickened 300 more in 27 states, hospitalizing 53 of them, since July 3, 2015, according to an alert posted by the CDC on Friday.

Multi-drug resistance Identified in WA Salmonella outbreak

In a troubling update issued Friday evening, the CDC is now saying the strain of Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:- linked to pork in the Washington state food-borne illness outbreak is multi-drug resistant.

Salmonella linked to pork in eight Washington state counties

Seattle - Washington state and local health officials are partnering to investigate a number of cases and clusters of Salmonella infections that have popped up in eight counties recently. The cases all appear to be linked to eating pork.

The U.S. Ebola response summarized

Bethesda - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a multi-media review of the agency’s role in dealing with the Ebola crisis in Africa.

Heroin use surges in U.S. — especially among whites and women

Fueled by the widespread use of prescription opiate-based pain killers in the U.S., heroin use and the number of deaths attributed to heroin overdose has surged over the past decade.

Avian flu prompts CDC warning of 'Potential for human infection'

While the chances of a person getting the avian flu in the U.S. still remain very low, the CDC, using an abundance of caution, is now saying that people who come into close contact with infected birds may be at a higher risk of infection.

New study shows that HPV vaccine may prevent cancer in men

A recent Dutch study provides more evidence that males derive indirect benefits when girls are immunized against human papilloma virus (HPV), a sexually transmitted disease.

Video: Things you can do instead of smoking Commissioned

When smokers want to quit, they suddenly realize they have a lot of time on their hands. Also, they might need a healthy distraction from the addiction that took hold of their lives for so long.

CDC receives low biosafety score

Bethesda - A new report into biosafety has found the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) oversight of such matters “inconsistent and insufficient at multiple levels.”

Op-Ed: For vaccination, social media now makes the call

Through social media, popular media are holding control of health decisions, despite the information that the president and CDC try to provide.

Several Disneyland employees diagnosed with measles

Anaheim - Several employees at Disneyland, Anaheim, California's iconic themepark have been diagnosed with measles, health officials confirmed on Tuesday. This brings the total number of cases to 18 in the county.

Heroin deaths are up for the third year in a row

Drug overdose deaths have been increasing for the last 20 or more years in the United States, but a troublesome statistic is creating a great deal of concern for health officials. For the third year in a row, heroin deaths have jumped again.

U.S. government lab mistakenly transfers Ebola

Bethesda - A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lab appears to have mistakenly transferred the wrong Ebola samples — ones that may have contained live virus — to another CDC lab.

A 'severe flu season' or maybe not says the CDC

The H3N2 flu virus seems to be the primary strain going around this season. The CDC has already confirmed that this year's flu vaccine is not as effective because the H3N2 virus has already mutated, warning us this flu season may be severe.

U.S. CDC issues new Ebola threat alert

London - One year on from the first Ebola case in Guinea, the U.S. CDC raises a new warning about the potential spread of the virus and notes that more needs to be done to slow down the spread disease.

Top 10 most pressing worldwide issues in 2015 Special

The predictions are not based on gazing into a crystal ball. Instead, research and insights from experts make the most urgent issues facing the world in 2015 crystal clear.

U.S. quarantines cruise ship, passengers on arrival in California

San Pedro - U.S. health officials quarantined a Carnival Corp. cruise ship Sunday after it arrived in California with 172 passengers and crew members suffering from norovirus.

Op-Ed: We can't even believe what the CDC tells us anymore

Confusion now reigns over how Ebola is spread, and it's apparent not even the experts know for sure. The CDC effectively lost face with the public when they changed the wording on their website, saying "no evidence" Ebola is spread by coughs or sneezes.

The Ebola outbreak the worst global health emergency

Washington - World leaders declared the Ebola outbreak the worst global health emergency in years, as President Barack Obama vowed a "much more aggressive" response to the spreading virus, which has killed nearly 4,500 people.

Op-Ed: The real Ebola threat for the U.S. is our Southern border

Marine Corps Gen. John F. Kelly, the commander of the U.S. Southern Command, says the real threat from the Ebola virus coming into the U.S. is not by international flights. The threat would be if Ebola breaks out in Central America.
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