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Ebola: Cruise Ship Passenger in Quarantine Over Scare

Ebola: Cruise Ship Passenger in Quarantine Over Scare

By Sean Patterson October 17, 2014

The U.S. State Department today announced that an American on a cruise ship is currently being monitored for possible Ebola exposure. The passenger is an employee of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital where Eric Duncan died of Ebola last week. Duncan …

Ebola Outbreak Confirmed to Have Spread to Liberia

The World Health Organization (WHO) this week confirmed that an outbreak of Ebola haemorrhaggic fever in Western Africa has entered Liberia. According to the Liberian Ministry of Health, two cases of the Ebola virus have been confirmed in the country. …

Mumps Outbreak Spreads Outside OSU Campus

The recent mumps outbreak on The Ohio State University’s campus has officially spilled into the general Franklin County area. Twenty-eight cases of mumps were documented in Columbus since the beginning of February, but had previously been limited to OSU students …

Mumps Outbreak at OSU Renews Prevention Discussion Mumps Outbreak at OSU Renews Prevention Discussion

Mumps continues to make a comeback this year, recently hitting Ohio State University after making the rounds at Fordham University last month. The number of infections in reports steadily increased: 11, then 13, 23, and finally 28. Victims included students …

Is The Polio Virus Making Its Way Back To The US? Is The Polio Virus Making Its Way Back To The US?

Is the polio virus making its way back to the United States? Well, not officially, but a new polio-like virus has made an appearance in California, and has currently affected more than 20 children since 2012. Five new cases this …

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
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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
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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
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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? 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 …