Stories tagged: outbreak
Mon., Jan. 20, 2020
The head of a Chinese government expert team said Monday that human-to-human transmission has been confirmed in an outbreak of a new coronavirus, a development that raises the possibility that …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 19, 2019
The Spokane Regional Health District confirmed more than 50 pertussis cases, called “whooping cough,” in the Spokane area, impacting predominantly school-aged children with cases reported in nearly every school district.
Sat., May 18, 2019
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
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
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
The Vancouver-area measles outbreak may be drawing to a close.
Fri., April 12, 2019
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
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
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
They call them nonmedical exemptions, and the resurgent measles virus loves them.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019
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
Two confirmed cases of measles in Hawaii were in unvaccinated children who traveled to Hawaii from Washington state.
Mon., Jan. 28, 2019
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
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
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
Health officials have confirmed 26 measles cases in western Washington in an outbreak that began earlier this month.
Tue., Jan. 22, 2019
Health officials now say they have confirmed 23 measles cases in Clark County since the beginning of the year.
Fri., Jan. 18, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 …