the republic logo
rss feed
Stories with subject: Disease outbreaks
  • Virus outbreaks in 4 prisons limit visitation 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 12:55 pm
  • DENVER - Four Colorado prisons have canceled or restricted inmate visitation because of a virus that is causing flu-like symptoms.

  • Illness spreads; Oregon school district closes 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 1:38 pm
  • KNAPPA, Oregon - A school district in northwest Oregon that has struggled all week with an outbreak of intestinal illness closed on Friday so its buildings can be scrubbed down.

  • Horse virus cases showing up in Upper Midwest 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 10:02 am
  • BISMARCK, North Dakota - State officials in the Upper Midwest are cautioning horse owners about a virus that can cause breathing problems, abortions and nervous system disorder and spreads easily among the animals.

  • No link between norovirus, food at wedding 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 6:47 am
  • PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - An inspection by the Rhode Island Health Department found no link between a norovirus outbreak and the food served at a wedding.

  • Children's Hospital apologizes for slow response 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:46 pm
  • NEW ORLEANS - Five years after five children died with a fungal infection contracted from hospital linens, Children's Hospital has started notifying families to tell them their loved ones were affected by the outbreak.

  • West Africa's Ebola outbreak has claimed 137 lives 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:25 pm
  • DAKAR, Senegal - The World Health Organization says an Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has claimed 137 lives.

  • Spate of Mideast virus infections raises concerns 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:16 pm
  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A recent spate of infections from a frequently deadly Middle East virus is raising new worries about efforts to contain the illness, with infectious disease experts urging greater vigilance in combatting its spread.

  • Ebola virus in Africa outbreak is a new strain 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:39 pm
  • The Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea this year is a new strain - evidence that the disease did not spread there from outbreaks in some other African nations, scientists report.

  • American Samoa schools reopen after pink eye woes 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 9:49 am
  • PAGO PAGO, American Samoa - Public schools in American Samoa fully reopened Monday after some 3,000 students and teachers contracted pink eye, an outbreak that prompted tourism officials to warn cruise passengers heading to the group of islands in the South Pacific.

  • American Samoa schools reopen after pink eye woes 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:55 pm
  • PAGO PAGO, American Samoa - Public schools in American Samoa fully reopened Monday after some 3,000 students and teachers contracted pink eye, an outbreak that prompted tourism officials to warn cruise passengers heading to the group of islands in the South Pacific.

  • Central Ohio mumps outbreak tops 200 cases 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:52 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - A mumps outbreak in central Ohio has grown to more than 200 confirmed cases, public health officials said Monday.

  • Biosafety measures vary from Indiana farm to farm 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 1:35 pm
  • SPENCERVILLE, Indiana - Amid a virus that has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, Indiana farmers have taken steps to protect their herds.

  • Foster Farms salmonella outbreak continuing 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 12:40 pm
  • LIVINGSTON, California - A salmonella outbreak linked to Foster Farms chicken isn't over and has now infected 524 people in 25 states and Puerto Rico, federal health officials said.

  • Unvaccinated person with measles in Phoenix area 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:14 am
  • PHOENIX - Maricopa County health officials say an unvaccinated person who has measles may have spread the disease around portions of the Phoenix metropolitan area.

  • US bacon prices rise after virus kills baby pigs 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:17 pm
  • MILWAUKEE - A virus never before seen in the U.S. has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, and with little known about how it spreads or how to stop it, it's threatening pork production and pushing up prices by 10 percent or more.

  • Quiet start to trout fishing season in NJ 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 6:13 pm
  • PARK RIDGE, New Jersey - The first day of trout fishing season in New Jersey was quiet in some parts of northern New Jersey, and a recent outbreak of a disease among the fish could be the reason.

  • Panhandle rehearses to handle livestock disasters 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 5:13 pm
  • AMARILLO, Texas - Planners in the Texas Panhandle - a major region for cattle feedlots, hog production and the dairy industry - have completed an 18-month $1.4 million program to help minimize and survive natural or man-made disasters such as a major disease outbreak.

  • Experts decode germs' DNA to fight food poisoning 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 8:02 am
  • WASHINGTON - Chances are you've heard of mapping genes to diagnose rare diseases, predict your risk of cancer and tell your ancestry. But to uncover food poisonings?

  • Pink eye outbreak shuts schools in American Samoa 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 6:19 pm
  • PAGO PAGO, American Samoa - Officials in American Samoa on Friday ordered all public schools in the U.S. island territory closed after nearly 2,300 students and more than 100 teachers contracted pink eye.

  • N. Indiana. facility sued over tainted steroids 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 4:57 pm
  • ELKHART, Indiana - Seventy people have filed a lawsuit against a northern Indiana medical facility, saying they received contaminated steroid injections that caused them to contract fungal meningitis.

  • 1st lawsuit filed over hepatitis C outbreak in ND 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 12:41 pm
  • BISMARCK, North Dakota - Two people who contracted hepatitis C at a Minot nursing home last year have filed the first lawsuit stemming from the outbreak against the care facility linked to the potentially fatal illness, and the federal lawsuit eventually might cover all 44 victims.

  • 8 meningitis diagnoses in Los Angeles County 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 3:34 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - Health officials say eight people in Los Angeles County have been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis so far this year.

  • Minot hepatitis victims' families want answers 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 11:49 am
  • MINOT, North Dakota - Family members of Minot residents who were part of one of the largest hepatitis C outbreaks in the country in recent memory are still searching for answers.

  • Virus outbreak diminishing at Las Cruces care home 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 10:01 am
  • LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - The New Mexico Department of Health says an outbreak of a highly contagious virus at a Las Cruces senior living facility appears to be diminishing.

  • Scabies outbreak at Worcester hospital stamped out 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 9:31 am
  • WORCESTER, Massachusetts - Several patients and an employee at a Worcester hospital were recently treated for the skin condition scabies.