Disease Outbreaks

The Latest: Lawyer: Pharmacist didn't contaminate the drugs

Sep 19, 2017

The attorney for a pharmacist charged in a deadly meningitis outbreak traced to tainted steroids says there is no evidence the man caused the drugs to become contaminated

Pharmacist in deadly meningitis outbreak heading to trial

Sep 17, 2017

A Massachusetts pharmacist who oversaw the rooms where tainted drugs that caused a deadly meningitis outbreak were made is heading to trial this week

Child heart patients treated for surgical infection

Sep 12, 2017

At least a dozen children who had heart surgery at Children's Hospital in New Orleans over the summer have infected incisions, apparently from contaminated equipment

Brazil declares end to yellow fever outbreak that killed 261

Sep 6, 2017

Brazil's Health Ministry has declared an end to a yellow fever outbreak that killed more 250 people over the past nine months

Flu outbreak kills 7 residents in Australian aged care home

Sep 1, 2017

An influenza outbreak has killed seven residents of a care home for the elderly in Australia and sickened 116 other residents and staff

Troubled Indian hospital says 217 children died in August

Aug 30, 2017

A government hospital in northern India where dozens of babies died within two days earlier this month says at least 217 children have died during the month of August for a variety of reasons including an encephalitis outbreak

Philippine leader feasts on chicken to allay bird flu scare

Aug 28, 2017

The Philippine president has eaten grilled chicken, duck and eggs with other officials to help allay fears caused by the country's first large outbreak of avian flu

Dengue outbreak kills 5 people in northwest Pakistan

Aug 22, 2017

Pakistani official says outbreak of mosquito-borne disease in northwest has killed five people

UN aid chief: War in Yemen causing famine, cholera

Aug 18, 2017

The U.N. humanitarian chief is decrying the war in Yemen, where air strikes and armed clashes have increased dramatically and millions of people face the specter of famine and "the world's largest-ever, single-year cholera outbreak."

Amid India oxygen scandal, docs want focus on encephalitis

Aug 18, 2017

A national outcry over an Indian hospital's oxygen shortage highlights encephalitis outbreaks that kill and disable thousands of children, spiking each year with the monsoon rains

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