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  • outbreak Jan 17

    Vermont Warns About Hepatitis A Outbreak

    Vermont is reporting a statewide outbreak of hepatitis A, joining 30 other states, including New Hampshire and Massachusetts, that have seen a marked increase in the number of cases, the Vermont Health Department said Thursday. The outbreak was in its early stages, and health officials had been anticipating it based on what’s happened in other states, said Health Commissioner Dr….

  • outbreak Dec 12, 2019

    3 Cases of Whooping Cough Reported at Maine High School

    Three cases of whooping cough have been reported at a high school in Maine, News Center Maine reports. The outbreak has been confirmed at Freeport High School in Freeport. The three cases of pertussis were reported over the past two weeks. Pertussis, which is commonly known as whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection. Patients with the infection…

  • Nov 26, 2019

    E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce

    At least 27 new cases of illnesses linked to the romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak have been reported.

  • Jan 26, 2019

    Measles Outbreak Grows in Northwest US, 31 Cases Reported

    The number of confirmed measles cases near Portland grew to 31 on Friday — an outbreak boosted by lower-than-normal vaccination rates in what has been called an anti-vaccination U.S. “hot spot.” Public health officials in southwest Washington, just across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon, said people may have been exposed to the dangerous disease at more than three dozen...

  • Nov 7, 2018

    Vermont Officials Investigate Source of Illness Outbreak at Retirement Community

    The Vermont Health Department says it’s working with a retirement community in Shelburne to battle an illness outbreak. Officials said Tuesday that 22 cases of Shigellosis have been confirmed among Wake Robin residents, staff, and visitors and 44 probable cases have been reported.

  • Aug 8, 2018

    Vaccine Fears Suppressing Back-to-School Vaccination Rates

    Parents continue to opt their school-aged children out of vaccination schedules as fears over vaccinations linger in the public sphere. Experts at Texas Children’s Hospital say fears over vaccines causing autism – a theory disproven by the scientific community – may spark a comeback in illnesses like measles and other deadly infectious diseases in children.

  • Jul 10, 2018

    Massachusetts Restaurant Closed After 39 Cases of Suspected Salmonella

    A North Reading, Massachusetts restaurant is closed indefinitely following several complaints and a salmonella outbreak investigation conducted by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

  • Jun 19, 2018

    Whooping Cough Outbreak Confirmed at New Hampshire High School

    New Hampshire state officials say they’ve confirmed an outbreak of whooping cough at a school in Exeter.

  • May 8, 2017

    Measles Outbreak in Minnesota Caused by Vaccine Skeptics: Health Officials

    An outbreak of measles in Minnesota has led to 44 infected people, nearly all of them children, the Minnesota department of health says. Eleven kids are in the hospital and more cases of measles are expected, NBC News reported. Doubts about vaccines helped fuel Minnesota’s biggest outbreak of measles in decades and attracted determined vaccine skeptics eager to exploit fear,...

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