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US measles cases still climbing, topping 800 for year

U.S. health officials say this year’s count of measles cases has surpassed 800, a growing tally that is already the nation’s highest in 25 years. A total of 839 cases were reported as of last week. That’s the most since 1994, when 963 were reported for the entire year. The Centers for Disease Control and

US measles cases hit highest level in 25 years, officials say

New York City declares public health emergency over measles outbreak Measles outbreak spreads throughout New York State with three major areas being affected: Rockland County, Brooklyn and Westchester County; Bryan Llenas reports. The number of measles cases reported so far this year has reached their highest level in 25 years, officials announced Wednesday. 61 new cases have

Food manufacturers will be responsible for thousands of diabetes

Food giants will cause thousands of needless cases of diabetes, heart disease and bowel cancer if they fail to hit Government’s sugar reduction targets, academics warn The scheme aims to cut sugar by a fifth in cereals, yogurts and sweet treats If successful, it will significantly cut obesity, Oxford University experts say  But they warned

Worldwide measles cases almost quadruple in first quarter of 2019: WHO

Geneva: The number of measles cases worldwide nearly quadrupled in the first quarter of 2019 to 112,163 against the same period last year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday, citing provisional data. The is no scientific evidence to support anti-vaccination claims that measles, mumps and rubella vaccines cause autism.Credit:AP Higher rates of the

Ebola epidemic in DR Congo now exceeds 1,000 cases

Ebola virus particles (red) on a larger cell. Credit: NIAID The number of cases in a nearly eight-month-old epidemic of Ebola in eastern DR Congo now exceeds 1,000, almost two-thirds of whom have died, the health ministry said late Sunday. “The accumulated number of cases is 1,009,” of which 629 cases were fatal, it said.

CDC: Salmonella cases tied to raw turkey products now at 279

(HealthDay)—Sixty-three more cases of illness in a Salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey products have been reported since Dec. 21, 2018, bringing the total number to 279, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says in an update. Cases have been reported in 41 states and the District of Columbia, and 107 people have

Total of 43,371 new cases of HPV-associated cancers in 2015

(HealthDay)—A total of 43,371 new cases of human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cancers were reported in 2015, with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) being the most common HPV-associated cancer, according to research published in the Aug. 24 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Elizabeth A. Van Dyne, M.D.,

Thirteen Confirmed Ebola Cases in Latest Congo Outbreak

MONDAY, Aug. 6, 2018 — The number of confirmed cases in a new Ebola outbreak in Congo has reached 13, including three deaths, the country’s health ministry said late Saturday. It also said there were 30 probable cases and 33 suspected cases, the Associated Press reported. The new outbreak in North Kivu province was announced

Measles outbreak in England has now infected nearly 600 people

Measles cases up by a THIRD: Outbreak soars to nearly 600 confirmed cases in England as officials warn parents to vaccinate their children Some 587 cases of measles have now been confirmed in England this year  Experts say cases are in children and young people who missed vaccinations People travelling to Europe or the World Cup

More cases in E. coli outbreak tied to romaine lettuce

(HealthDay)—The outbreak of E. coli illness tied to tainted Arizona romaine lettuce continues to expand, federal health officials said Wednesday. “Since the last update on April 13, 2018, 18 more ill people have been added to this investigation, bringing the total number to 53,” the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a