Public Health

Exposures to Drug-Resistant Brucellosis Linked to Raw Milk

February 12, 2019

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state health officials are investigating potential exposures to Brucella strain RB51 (RB51) in 19 states, connected to consuming raw (unpasteurized) milk from Miller’s Biodiversity Farm in Quarryville, Penn.

CDC Flu Update: Widespread Activity is Increasing

February 5, 2019

According to this week’s FluView report, seasonal influenza activity rose again over last week, with the number of states reporting widespread activity increasing from 36 to 45. Deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza (P&I) is at the national threshold this week.

CDC Flu Update: Three Flu-Associated Pediatric Deaths Reported

January 29, 2019

According to this week’s FluView report, seasonal influenza activity increased nationally and most states are reporting widespread flu activity. CDC also reported another three flu-associated pediatric deaths. H1N1 viruses have been the most commonly identified flu viruses nationally.

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Pet Hedgehogs

January 29, 2019

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and public health officials in several states are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to contact with pet hedgehogs.

Outbreak of Paralyzing Disease Linked to Non-Polio Enterovirus

January 24, 2019

The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, has identified a polio-like virus as a potential cause of an outbreak of a disease known as Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM), a crippling condition that causes muscle weakness and paralysis usually among children.

CDC Flu Update: Activity Remains Elevated in Most of the U.S.

January 23, 2019

According to this week’s FluView report, seasonal influenza activity remains elevated in the United States and flu is widespread in most of the country. CDC also reported another three flu-associated pediatric deaths. H1N1 viruses have been the most commonly identified flu viruses nationally.

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