Stories tagged: outbreak
Sat., May 18, 2019, 11:10 a.m.
Health officials are investigating a sixth confirmed case of the measles in a western Washington outbreak involving people who spent time at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019, 11:09 a.m.
U.S. health officials say at least 60 more measles cases have been reported, increasing a 2019 tally that is already the highest in 25 years.
UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 3:32 p.m.
There is growing alarm about the Ebola virus outbreak in eastern Congo, with a record number of cases being reported for a single day. Congo’s health ministry says 27 cases …
UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019, 10:32 a.m.
The Vancouver-area measles outbreak may be drawing to a close.
Fri., April 12, 2019, 11:36 a.m.
The World Health Organization said Friday that while the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo is of “deep concern,” the situation does not yet warrant being declared a global emergency.
UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 4:54 p.m.
New York City declared a public health emergency Tuesday over a measles outbreak centered in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community and ordered mandatory vaccinations in the neighborhood.
Tue., March 5, 2019, 2:31 p.m.
An Ohio teen defied his mother’s anti-vaccine beliefs and started getting his shots when he turned 18 – and told Congress on Tuesday that it’s crucial to counter fraudulent claims …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 6:56 a.m.
They call them nonmedical exemptions, and the resurgent measles virus loves them.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 9:06 p.m.
North Dakota is sending an emergency response team to assist in efforts to control an escalating measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest.
Tue., Jan. 29, 2019, 12:47 p.m.
Two confirmed cases of measles in Hawaii were in unvaccinated children who traveled to Hawaii from Washington state.
Mon., Jan. 28, 2019, 2:04 p.m.
A measles outbreak near Portland has sickened 35 people in Oregon and Washington, with 11 more cases suspected. Thirty-one patients had not been vaccinated against measles.
Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 1:47 p.m.
Health officials in southwestern Idaho are warning medical care providers to be on the lookout for symptoms of measles because of an outbreak in western Washington that has sickened at …
Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 12:56 p.m.
Health officials say the number of confirmed cases of measles in western Washington has grown to 30, with nine more cases suspected.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 8:10 p.m.
Health officials have confirmed 26 measles cases in western Washington in an outbreak that began earlier this month.
Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 5:56 p.m.
Health officials now say they have confirmed 23 measles cases in Clark County since the beginning of the year.
Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 4 p.m.
Officials say the number of confirmed measles cases in southwestern Washington has increased to 19 with seven more cases suspected.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 3:35 p.m.
Health officials say a whooping cough outbreak has now sickened roughly 122 people in southwestern Idaho, and they’re warning those numbers could increase with the start of the school year.
Thu., July 26, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
The numbers have grown slowly, but they’re growing nonetheless: An outbreak of hepatitis C linked to Puyallup’s Good Samaritan Hospital continues to generate new confirmed cases.
Tue., July 24, 2018, 2 p.m.
Congo’s latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus is over, the health ministry announced Tuesday, after a speedy response to limit its spread in remote rural areas and a city …
UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 8:44 p.m.
Congo’s Ebola outbreak has spread to a crossroads city of more than 1 million people in a troubling turn that marks the first time the vast, impoverished country has encountered …
UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 11:38 a.m.
Experts from the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department say they have discovered seven “probable” new cases of hepatitis C tied to an
Mon., April 16, 2018, 8:40 a.m.
Idaho Health officials are investigating an outbreak of E. coli infections that are linked to a national outbreak affecting at least 11 states, including in Idaho.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 4:15 p.m.
The pharmacist convicted in connection with a deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak was sentenced to eight years in prison on Wednesday after he tearfully apologized to the victims for the pain …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 10:37 p.m.
Washington state health officials say a Salmonella outbreak involving pre-cut fruit sold at Washington and Oregon grocery stores has sickened 18 people.
Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 1:47 p.m.
Disneyland has shut down two bacteria-contaminated cooling towers after health officials discovered several cases of Legionnaires’ disease in people who had visited the Anaheim theme park, authorities said.
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 9:10 a.m.
Four deaths in Hurricane Maria’s aftermath are being investigated as possible cases of a disease spread by animals’ urine, Puerto Rico’s governor said Wednesday amid concerns about islanders’ exposure to …
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 4 p.m.
Crews have started sanitizing streets, sidewalks and gutters in San Diego to try to combat a hepatitis A outbreak among the city’s homeless population.
Wed., July 26, 2017, 1:56 p.m.
U.S. health officials say consumers should avoid a variety of papaya from Mexico linked to a salmonella outbreak that has been blamed for the death of a person in New …
UPDATED: Sat., June 3, 2017, 8:25 p.m.
A suspected cholera outbreak is spreading quickly in war-ravaged Yemen, with an estimated 3,000 to 5,000 new cases every day, the U.N. children’s agency said on Saturday.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 3, 2017, 5:27 p.m.
Grant County officials are tracking a mumps outbreak at the Columbia Basin Job Corp near Moses Lake, where there were five confirmed cases of mumps and nine suspected cases Friday.