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West Nile fatalities increaseupdated: Sun Aug 19 2012 18:16:00

West Nile Virus causes a third death in North Texas

Swine flu cases appear in four statesupdated: Thu Aug 09 2012 16:30:00

A new strain of swine flu is in pigs in four states, according to the CDC. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen has more.

CDC: Cases of new swine flu strain risingupdated: Thu Aug 09 2012 16:30:00

A new strain of swine flu in humans continues to spread, health officials said Thursday, with more than 100 cases reported.

West Nile virus on the rise in the U.S., health officials say updated: Sat Aug 04 2012 03:46:00

The United States is experiencing its biggest spike in West Nile virus since 2004, with 241 cases of the disease reported nationwide this year so far, including four deaths, health officials said.

CDC: Increase seen in new swine flu strainupdated: Fri Aug 03 2012 20:12:00

Health officials have seen an uptick in cases of a new strain of swine flu in humans.

Ugandan officials face Ebola outbreakupdated: Sun Jul 29 2012 17:49:00

Ugandan authorities did not initially detect an Ebola outbreak because patients weren't showing typical symptoms of the lethal virus, the nation's health minister told CNN Sunday.

CDC bioterror germ lab leaks airupdated: Fri Jun 22 2012 09:12:00

CNN's Brian Todd reports on a potentially dangerous airflow leak from a bioterror germ lab at CDC.

Congress investigates air leak, possible safety lapses at CDC labupdated: Fri Jun 22 2012 09:12:00

It's a highly secured, sophisticated research lab studying deadly diseases such as bird flu, monkeypox, tuberculosis and rabies.

E. coli outbreak sickens 14 in six statesupdated: Fri Jun 08 2012 12:37:00

Federal health officials say 14 people in six states have been sickened by the same strain of E. coli over the past couple of months.

Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. teens facing diabetesupdated: Mon May 21 2012 12:42:00

The proportion of U.S. adolescents with diabetes or borderline diabetes has jumped dramatically since the late 1990s, raising the possibility that this generation of young people may face high rates of heart disease and other complications as adults.

CDC considering recommending Hepatitis C test for boomersupdated: Fri May 18 2012 13:43:00

It's a "silent epidemic," an "unrecognized health crisis," according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And it's affecting 2.1 million baby boomers in the United States.

Feds hope to speed tracking of tainted meat, poultryupdated: Wed May 02 2012 19:54:00

Hoping to eliminate a problem before it spreads rather than fighting an outbreak once it's discovered, the USDA announced Wednesday a new tracing method it hopes will protect consumers from eating contaminated meat and poultry.

Report: Yellowfin tuna tied to Salmonella outbreakupdated: Sat Apr 14 2012 12:10:00

A frozen raw yellowfin tuna product from a California-based company likely is responsible for an outbreak of salmonella across 20 U.S. states, plus the District of Columbia, the CDC says.

Officials seek source of salmonella outbreakupdated: Wed Apr 04 2012 18:54:00

Federal and state health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak in 19 states and the District of Columbia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Searching for the why behind rising autism rateupdated: Sun Apr 01 2012 17:08:00

This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its newest study on the rate of autism among 8-year-olds, showing that 1 in 88 has some form of the disorder. Previously, it was 1 in 110. Does the new figure indicate that we are seeing an epidemic of autism, as some have speculated?

Sleep disorder multiplies depression riskupdated: Fri Mar 30 2012 07:26:00

People with sleep apnea, a breathing disorder that causes frequent sleep disturbances, often feel tired and unfocused during the day. But that may not be the only fallout: New research suggests the disorder also dramatically increases the risk of depression.

Coffee may lower risk of depressionupdated: Fri Mar 30 2012 07:26:00

A study from Harvard University shows coffee may help reduce depression over the long term, especially for women.

CDC: Number of autistic kids increasingupdated: Thu Mar 29 2012 13:16:00

The CDC reports the numbers of U.S. kids with autism is rising. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.

CDC: U.S. kids with autism up 78% in past decadeupdated: Thu Mar 29 2012 13:16:00

The number of children with autism in the United States continues to rise, according to a new report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The latest data estimate that 1 in 88 American children has some form of autism spectrum disorder. That's a 78% increase compared to a decade ago, according to the report.

New anti-smoking ads a smart moveupdated: Fri Mar 16 2012 14:52:00

The new anti-smoking campaign launched by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a smart move.

CDC unveils graphic ads to combat smokingupdated: Thu Mar 15 2012 13:33:00

Federal health officials on Thursday are unveiling a $54 million national media campaign to get smokers to quit and prevent anyone else, especially children, from starting.

Agencies: No need for baby formula recallupdated: Mon Jan 02 2012 08:25:00

A fourth infant has been discovered to have been infected with a rare, sometimes fatal form of bacteria that can come from baby formula, but there is no evidence the cases are related, federal health authorities said Friday.

Wal-Mart pulls batch of baby formulaupdated: Mon Jan 02 2012 08:25:00

Wal-Mart recalled a batch of infant formula after a baby died in Missouri. Tests for the cause are in progress.

Formula maker says tests show no sign of bacteriaupdated: Mon Dec 26 2011 05:29:00

The manufacturer of the widely used baby formula Enfamil said Sunday that its testing shows the product is free of the bacteria blamed for the death of a Missouri infant.

Officials search for source of bacteria that caused baby's death updated: Fri Dec 23 2011 19:54:00

Health officials will be comparing samples to determine if two newborn infants were infected with the same strain of the bacteria that led to the rare infections that killed one and sickened another in the past month.

Survey: 1 in 3 women affected by partner's violent behavior updated: Thu Dec 15 2011 13:46:00

More than one in three women have experienced sexual assault, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner during their lifetime, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey.

Listeria victim's wife: It's 'pure hell'updated: Thu Nov 03 2011 07:58:00

CNN's Lisa Sylvester has the latest on a listeria outbreak linked to cantaloupe that has killed more than a dozen people.

Listeria deaths rise to 29 in cantaloupe outbreakupdated: Thu Nov 03 2011 07:58:00

The number of deaths linked to a listeria outbreak in cantaloupe has risen to 29, the Centers for Disease Control reported Wednesday, topping a 1985 mark for the most deaths among adults and children.

Cause of listeria in cantaloupe discoveredupdated: Wed Oct 26 2011 08:24:00

The cause of the deadly listeria cantaloupe outbreak has been announced. Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Death toll from tainted cantaloupes hits 28updated: Wed Oct 26 2011 08:24:00

The number of deaths linked to cantaloupes contaminated with the Listeria monocytogenes bacteria has risen to 28, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.

CDC committee recommends boys receive HPV vaccineupdated: Wed Oct 26 2011 00:56:00

A federal government advisory committee voted Tuesday to recommend that males ages 11 to 21 be vaccinated against the human papilloma virus, which is blamed for thousands of cases of cancer among women and men.

Breakthrough malaria vaccine tantalizingly closeupdated: Wed Oct 19 2011 11:27:00

A malaria vaccine has eluded scientists for decades, but preliminary results from a phase 3 clinical trial in Africa are providing hope.

Malaria vaccine trial promisingupdated: Wed Oct 19 2011 11:27:00

A trial study finds a malaria vaccine appears to cut infections by half in a one-year period.

Death toll from tainted cantaloupes climbs to 25updated: Wed Oct 19 2011 09:35:00

The number of deaths linked to cantaloupes contaminated with the Listeria monocytogenes bacteria has risen to 25, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.

Death toll from tainted cantaloupes rises to 23updated: Thu Oct 13 2011 07:17:00

The number of deaths linked to cantaloupes contaminated with the Listeria monocytogenes bacteria has risen to 23, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Wednesday.

Not safe to eat: Three foods to avoid updated: Wed Oct 12 2011 07:22:00

Recent headlines about contaminated foods, from peanut butter and salad to turkey and eggs, are enough to make even the most intrepid eater a little bit paranoid.

CDC official accused of child molestation, bestialityupdated: Tue Oct 11 2011 21:21:00

An official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been arrested and charged with two counts of child molestation and one count of bestiality, police said.

Death toll now 18 from tainted cantaloupesupdated: Wed Oct 05 2011 05:42:00

The number of deaths linked to cantaloupe contaminated with the Listeria monocytogenes bacteria has risen to 18, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.

Even compliant parents doubt vaccine safetyupdated: Mon Oct 03 2011 09:55:00

A new study finds that 28% of parents following the CDC-recommended schedule for childhood vaccinations think it would be safer to delay the shots until children are older.

Deaths from tainted cantaloupes rise to 15updated: Fri Sep 30 2011 17:31:00

Fifteen people have now died after consuming cantaloupe contaminated with the listeria monocytogenes bacteria, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.

How streetwise intervention cuts crimeupdated: Fri Sep 30 2011 14:26:00

When most Americans think about heroic efforts that save lives and keep communities safe from gun violence, I suspect they picture someone with a badge, gun or bullet-proof vest who, with similarly equipped colleagues, busts down doors in pursuit of criminal thugs.

13 dead after eating cantaloupeupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 18:43:00

13 people, in 8 states are dead after eating cantaloupe tainted with listeria. 72 sickened.

Tainted cantaloupes linked to 13 deaths, public health officials sayupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 18:43:00

Thirteen people have died from consuming bacteria-tainted cantaloupe in what has become the most fatal U.S. outbreak of a food-borne illness since 1998, according to records from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Federal officials expand efforts as cantaloupe warnings continue updated: Thu Sep 29 2011 11:43:00

Federal health officials are expanding efforts to ensure no additional bacteria-tainted cantaloupes get to consumers in what has become the deadliest U.S. outbreak of a food-borne illness in more than a decade.

New E. coli contamination scareupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 11:43:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta gives details on the cantaloupe E. coli outbreak and describes the latest USDA regulations.

Half of Americans sip sugary drinks dailyupdated: Tue Aug 30 2011 12:28:00

When it was first invented, soda pop was a treat most people had once in a while for special occasions.

Amoeba kills teen girlupdated: Wed Aug 17 2011 16:05:00

A teen girl dies from a microscopic amoeba she inhaled while swimming in a river. Her mother speaks about the tragedy.

Brain-eating amoebas blamed in three deathsupdated: Wed Aug 17 2011 16:05:00

It's eerie but it's true: Three people have died this summer after suffering rare infections from a waterborne amoeba that destroys the brain.

Can scary labels, scary taxes end smoking?updated: Sun Aug 14 2011 09:32:00

On a trip to New York this summer, I was in the newsstand/gift shop of a hotel, and a man in front of me in line was purchasing something. I heard the clerk say to him: "That will be $18.30."

Salmonella outbreak linked to death in Californiaupdated: Tue Aug 02 2011 19:28:00

A multistate outbreak of salmonella poisoning blamed for scores of illnesses that may be linked to eating ground turkey has resulted in a death, a spokesman for the California Department of Public Health said Tuesday.

Nearly half of U.S. population facing extreme heatupdated: Wed Jul 20 2011 20:11:00

The dangerous heat wave blamed for as many as 22 deaths spread into the eastern United States on Wednesday, extending its reach across nearly half the U.S. population, officials said.

Heat wave drives up emergency calls, possible deathsupdated: Wed Jul 20 2011 16:23:00

The scorching temperatures affecting almost half of the U.S. population isn't just causing heatstrokes -- it's also causing people to feel drained and more susceptible to other health problems. The humidity can wreak havoc and feel suffocating to people who have breathing or heart-related problems.

2010: What is salmonella?updated: Mon Jul 04 2011 06:25:00

In August 2010, CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta broke down the bacteria that was responsible for a major egg recall.

CDC's Zombie Planupdated: Sat May 21 2011 13:44:00

CDC spokesman David Daigle shows you how to prepare for a zombie apocalypse.

Ready for a zombie apocalypse? CDC has adviceupdated: Sat May 21 2011 13:44:00

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a big, serious government agency with a big, serious job: protecting public health from threats ranging from hurricanes to bird flu.

Arkansas, Mississippi top U.S. in wireless-only householdsupdated: Wed Apr 20 2011 14:22:00

If you needed any evidence that landlines are waning, here it is: According to new research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one-fourth of all U.S. households use only wireless phones.

The kids truly are all rightupdated: Thu Mar 31 2011 08:29:00

Stop anyone on the street who looks, say, older than 40, and ask whether teenagers are doing better or worse than a decade or two ago. Odds are she or he will say worse -- and be wrong.

Passengers contacted after woman with measles goes through 3 airportsupdated: Mon Feb 28 2011 10:05:00

State public health officials are contacting airline passengers after a woman with measles traveled through three airports earlier this week, a spokesman for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Saturday.

Travelers warned about measles exposureupdated: Mon Feb 28 2011 10:05:00

A woman may have exposed thousands to measles by flying home from Europe through 3 U.S. airports. Ryan Smith reports.

CDC won't study effects of Chinese drywall exposureupdated: Thu Feb 10 2011 09:07:00

An extended study of the long-term effects of exposure to defective Chinese drywall on people whose homes contained it is not necessary, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control has determined.

On autism's cause, researchers just 'scratching the surface'updated: Thu Jan 06 2011 15:01:00

The controversy surrounding a retracted study that linked autism to childhood vaccines has been fueled by the fact that no one knows what really causes autism.

Father of autistic kids discusses studyupdated: Thu Jan 06 2011 15:01:00

The father of two autistic children responds to the fraudulent autism study claims.

Salmonella outbreak linked to sprouts has sickened nearly 100 peopleupdated: Tue Dec 28 2010 22:59:00

A salmonella outbreak linked to alfalfa sprouts has sickened some 94 people in 16 states and the District of Columbia, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday.

Salmonella outbreak linked to alfalfa sproutsupdated: Fri Dec 24 2010 05:35:00

A salmonella outbreak linked to alfalfa sprouts has sickened 89 people in 15 states and the District of Columbia, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday.

Carbon monoxide may have killed Missouri family, police sayupdated: Fri Dec 10 2010 17:12:00

Authorities conducting autopsies on a family of four found dead in in their home in eastern Missouri said preliminary autopsy results showed that the family may have died from carbon monoxide inhalation, police said Friday.

Should kids be allowed in adult cardio class?updated: Thu Nov 11 2010 19:21:00

Should elementary school age children be allowed to attend an adult group cardio exercise class? Some of the local Ys allow 9-year-olds with a parent, but how are adults in the class supposed to ensure their own safety as well the safety of a much smaller child?

Officials: Toll in Haiti's cholera outbreak now above 150updated: Fri Oct 22 2010 17:56:00

The death toll from a cholera outbreak in Haiti has risen to more than 150 confirmed deaths, according to health officials with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Study: U.S. diabetes cases could triple by 2050updated: Fri Oct 22 2010 09:27:00

If current obesity trends don't change, one in three American adults will have diabetes by 2050, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Friday.

Plane with sick child held at gate in Coloradoupdated: Mon Oct 04 2010 17:30:00

A flight from Mexico was held at a Colorado airport after a 23-month-old child onboard was reported sick, a Frontier Airlines spokeswoman said.

Can America regain 'momentum' in fight against AIDS?updated: Sat Sep 25 2010 23:21:00

National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on Monday will stress what's always been stressed: testing and prevention -- an approach promoted in a study showing 1 in 5 gay men have HIV and nearly half of them are unaware.

CDC: Motor vehicle crashes cost the US $100 billion a yearupdated: Wed Aug 25 2010 14:47:00

Motor vehicle accidents don't just impact the people involved, they also impact the economy, to the tune of just under $100 billion for medical care and injury-related productivity losses in the United States each year, according to a study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday. That includes $3.6 billion annually toward injuries to children.

Egg recall vindicates, but damage doneupdated: Fri Aug 20 2010 08:49:00

A Wisconsin restaurant is being sued for serving eggs allegedly contaminated with salmonella. WISN reports.

New strategy to fight HIVupdated: Tue Jul 20 2010 05:57:00

The White House unveils its national strategy to reduce HIV/AIDS cases and increase access to care.

Gel cuts HIV transmission rate in studyupdated: Tue Jul 20 2010 05:57:00

A new topical gel has shown promise in helping to protect women from HIV infection, according to a study being presented at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria.

Vaccination role unclear in whooping cough outbreakupdated: Mon Jun 28 2010 09:37:00

Whooping cough, declared an epidemic in California last week, may look like just a cold or a persistent cough in adults. But in infants, it can be fatal, making adult vaccination essential, doctors say.

Whooping cough spreading in Californiaupdated: Mon Jun 28 2010 09:37:00

Whooping cough claims the lives of five babies and sickens hundreds in California. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Child graves reveal lead poison tragedyupdated: Thu Jun 10 2010 12:51:00

Standing in the graveyard Rabiu Mohammed prays silently in a cemetery that has filled quickly with small tell-tale mounds of earth.

Scientist taught world to get the lead outupdated: Mon May 31 2010 15:49:00

As a young doctor with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Philip Landrigan's job was to chase down epidemics. He'd gone after measles in the Southwest and smallpox in Nigeria.

Salmonella outbreak in 10 states prompts sprouts recallupdated: Fri May 21 2010 21:35:00

Federal public health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak that has infected 22 people in 10 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday.

CDC urges 50-state anti-smoking effortupdated: Mon Apr 26 2010 11:41:00

A coordinated national anti-smoking effort could reduce the more than 400,000 annual tobacco-related deaths in the United States, federal health officials said Thursday.

E. coli cases down in 2009, CDC saysupdated: Thu Apr 15 2010 18:33:00

Cases of E. coli 0157, a strain of bacteria in the E. coli family that can cause severe food poisoning, dropped significantly in 2009, according to surveillance data for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CDC: H1N1 still causing serious illnessupdated: Mon Mar 29 2010 20:18:00

Health officials are reminding Americans that the H1N1 flu is still around and causing serious illness, particularly in the Southeast.

Illness forces cruise ship to turn back early, delays next tripupdated: Tue Mar 16 2010 11:17:00

The Celebrity Mercury cruise ship is returning to port a day early and delaying its next sailing to address an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness that sickened 350 passengers. The outbreak is the third consecutive outbreak on the ship in a month.

CDC makes no-sail recommendation for cruise shipupdated: Mon Mar 15 2010 17:07:00

The Centers for Disease Control is making a no-sail recommendation for at least four full days for the Celebrity Mercury cruise ship to investigate recurring outbreaks of gastrointestinal illness, a CDC spokesman said Monday.

CDC says genital herpes is still a 'serious health threat'updated: Wed Mar 10 2010 12:42:00

As much as 16 percent of the U.S. population between the ages of 14 and 49 has genital herpes, according to a government study released Tuesday.

Cruise ship back in U.S. after 435 get sickupdated: Fri Feb 26 2010 10:26:00

A cruise ship returned to Charleston, South Carolina, on Friday after more than 400 passengers got sick during a trip to the Caribbean.

Hundreds remain ill on cruise ship, company saysupdated: Wed Feb 24 2010 15:33:00

Some people sickened by an outbreak of a gastrointestinal illness on a U.S. cruise ship have recovered, but hundreds remain ill, the cruise company said Wednesday.

More than 400 fall sick on Caribbean cruiseupdated: Tue Feb 23 2010 15:31:00

The outbreak of a gastrointestinal illness has spread to more passengers on a U.S. cruise ship, with nearly 450 falling sick while at sea, the cruise company said Tuesday.

H1N1 virus' death toll as high as 17,000, CDC estimatesupdated: Fri Feb 12 2010 20:26:00

The H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu, may have killed as many as 17,000 Americans, according to new estimates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta.

Fact Check: The cost of obesityupdated: Tue Feb 09 2010 17:24:00

The White House on Tuesday unveiled its campaign to fight childhood obesity. First lady Michelle Obama is spearheading the effort.

More than 1,000 get mumps in New York, New Jersey since Augustupdated: Tue Feb 09 2010 12:17:00

More than 1,000 people in New Jersey and New York, many of them adolescent Orthodox Jews, have been sickened with mumps since August, health authorities said Monday.

Americans advised to get H1N1 vaccineupdated: Fri Feb 05 2010 22:43:00

Federal health officials urged Friday that more Americans get vaccinated against the H1N1 flu virus, sometimes referred to as swine flu, which continues to kill.

Rhode Island agency says salami tests positive for salmonellaupdated: Fri Jan 29 2010 09:28:00

The Rhode Island Department of Health said Thursday that pepper-coated salami manufactured by Italian sausage company Daniele Inc. has tested positive for the strain of salmonella associated with a recent national outbreak.

CDC: 1 in 5 teens has cholesterol problems. Now what?updated: Mon Jan 25 2010 19:54:00

One in five teens in the U.S. -- and more than 40 percent of obese teens -- have abnormal cholesterol, whether it's low HDL (good cholesterol); high LDL (bad cholesterol); or high levels of triglycerides, another type of blood fat, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CDC: As many as 80 million infected by H1N1updated: Sat Jan 16 2010 03:30:00

As many as 80 million Americans were sickened by and another 16,000 died because of the H1N1 influenza virus between April 2009 and December, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.

Obesity rates stabilize but remain highupdated: Thu Jan 14 2010 15:15:00

Obesity rates in the United States are still sky-high, but for the moment they appear to have stopped climbing higher, according to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Tuberculosis patient flies despite being on banned listupdated: Wed Jan 13 2010 00:05:00

A person infected with an active case of tuberculosis flew aboard a commercial passenger jet last week, despite the person's presence on a "do-not-board" list maintained by federal health authorities, officials said Tuesday.

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