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Samoa Pink Eye Outbreak Extends School Closings

Samoa Pink Eye Outbreak Extends School Closings

By Mike Fossum April 9, 2014

An outbreak of conjunctivitis, more commonly known as pink eye, has prompted the South Pacific U.S. unincorporated territory of American Samoa to keep most of its schools closed through the week. At least 2,400 students and teachers have contracted the …

Mumps Outbreak At Fordham: Numbers Rising Mumps Outbreak At Fordham: Numbers Rising

An outbreak of the mumps has spread across two of the Fordham University campuses, with the number of infected students rising each day since Monday. “The University community was notified that there has now been one case of suspected mumps …

Listeria Arrests: Farmers Charged After Outbreak Listeria Arrests: Farmers Charged After Outbreak

There was a recent outbreak of Listeria in a Colorado town, resulting in the arrests of two farmers. The arrests happened on Thursday and are involved in what is being considered the deadliest outbreak of food-borne illness in our country …

Listeria Outbreak: Farmers Arrested for Role Listeria Outbreak: Farmers Arrested for Role

In 2011, the United States saw one of its worst food-borne sicknesses in its history: 33 people were killed and 147 more faced serious illness. Yesterday, the two men responsible for the outbreak, Eric and Ryan Jensen, were arrested and …

Measles Outbreak Sickens 21 At Texas Megachurch Measles Outbreak Sickens 21 At Texas Megachurch

Diseases that spread quickly among populations, such as measles, tend to move like wildfire through tight-knit communities. That is exactly what is happening as a measles outbreak continues to move through a megachurch congregation in Texas. Eagle Mountain International Church …

Facebook Posts Pinpoint Strep Throat Outbreak Source Facebook Posts Pinpoint Strep Throat Outbreak Source

Social media is largely thought of as a way for people across the world to keep in touch and share moments from their lives. The information being collected on sites like Twitter and Facebook, however, can also be used for …

HTC Schedules Its Own Big Announcement HTC Schedules Its Own Big Announcement
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Two weeks ago it was announced that an outbreak of a rare disease had been linked to a campsite at Yosemite National Park. At the time, one man had died and a woman was gravely ill from hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, …

Bad Tattoo Ink Caused Infection Outbreak in New York Bad Tattoo Ink Caused Infection Outbreak in New York
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A study published in The New England Journal of Medicine this week shows that an outbreak of bacterial skin infections in upstate New York is linked to a bad batch of tattooing ink. The outbreak of Mycobacterium chelonae infections occurred …

Hospital Worker Charged in Hepatitis C Outbreak Hospital Worker Charged in Hepatitis C Outbreak
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The Hepatitis C outbreak at a New Hampshire hospital has been linked to former worker David Matthew Kwiatkowski, who is thought to have infected at least 30 people during his employment as a medical technician in the cardiac catheterization lab. …

Monkeypox Scare May Have Been Caused by Bed Bugs Monkeypox Scare May Have Been Caused by Bed Bugs

Monkeypox? On an airplane? Sounds like the beginning of a really bad SyFy original movie. Had the rash been on someone like Eric Roberts or Carmen Electra, this whole thing would have been insanely hilarious. Then again, all of that …

Dept. of Homeland Security Is Watching You Twitter & Tweet Dept. of Homeland Security Is Watching You Twitter & Tweet
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If you have a Twitter account, you may have “people” that follow you with what are suspiciously fake accounts. The tell-tale signs are standard: thousands of followers with barely any (if even one) tweets, tweets that contain lots of links …