The JW Marriott Chicago hotel said Friday it has removed its lobby fountain and closed parts of its luxury spa after health authorities determined them to be the likely source of a Legionnaires' disease outbreak that has now killed three people.
A Chicago hotel has closed and drained its pool, hot tub and fountain in response to the deaths of two people who contracted the flu-like Legionnaires' disease, authorities said Monday.
Cuba's government declared Tuesday that health workers had eradicated a cholera outbreak that infected 417 people and killed three, according to a statement from the country's Health Ministry.
The recent West Nile virus outbreak is the largest ever seen in the United States, according to new numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen has an update on the West Nile virus outbreak.
The Ebola virus has killed 10 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.
At least ninie people have died in an outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
An Illinois man died from West Nile complications over the weekend as the United States battles its biggest spike in the virus since 2004.
West Nile Virus causes a third death in North Texas
Burch Farms has recalled all cantaloupes and honeydew melons it grew this year because of possible listeria contamination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday.
A new strain of swine flu is in pigs in four states, according to the CDC. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen has more.
A new strain of swine flu in humans continues to spread, health officials said Thursday, with more than 100 cases reported.
Dr. Olimpia De La Rosa sheds some light on the deadly Ebola outbreak that has killed at least 16 people in Uganda.
Health officials have seen an uptick in cases of a new strain of swine flu in humans.
The hospital at the center of an Ebola outbreak in Uganda is now dealing with 30 suspected cases, including five from Kibaale prison, Dr. Dan Kyamanywa said Thursday.
CNN's David McKenzie reports on government efforts to stamp out an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Uganda.
Teams in Uganda are trying to track down anyone who came into contact with patients infected with the Ebola virus, which has killed at least 14 people there this month, authorities said Monday.
International health experts are among those investigating an Ebola outbreak in Uganda.
Fourteen people have died so far from the Ebola outbreak that began earlier this month in Western Uganda. According to the World Health Organization, the first case is believed to be from the Nyanswiga village in Nyamarunda, a sub-county of the Kibaale district of Uganda.
Fourteen people have died from the Ebola outbreak in Western Uganda. David Mckenzie reports.
Some HIV-positive mothers sued Namibia for sterilizing them without informed consent. CNN's Nkepile Mabuse reports.
A judge ruled Monday that three HIV-positive women in Namibia were sterilized without their informed consent, their lawyer said.
A new strain of avian flu that jumped from birds to mammals is responsible for the death of more than 160 seals off the New England coast last year, scientists announced Tuesday.
Research about the deadly bird flu virus was published in a scientific journal. Elizabeth Cohen explains.
The lethal Ebola virus has left at least 14 people dead in western Uganda this month, according to Health Ministry officials, after local reports of a "strange disease" swept through the region.
Pakistan's faltering fight to end a crippling disease is now hurt by the raid on the OBL compound. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.
Two little girls in matching gingham jumpers -- Pam is crouching and pulling on her sister Patricia's leg brace -- appeared in a poster for the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis in the early 1950s. They'd both recovered from polio.
This week, the world's largest gathering of AIDS doctors and experts is converging on Washington for the 19th International AIDS Conference. It marks the first time in 22 years that the biannual event will be held on U.S. soil, possible only because a 25-year-old travel ban preventing HIV-positive people from entering the country was lifted by President Barack Obama in 2009 and went into effect a year later.
It is by no accident that the AIDS Memorial Quilt -- which now measures more than 50 miles laid side by side and weighs 54 tons -- is gracing the National Mall in Washington this weekend as the global HIV and AIDS community gathers nearby for the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012).
As a gay black man who came of age just before the 1969 Stonewall riots, I've seen far too many examples of the inequalities that exist in America. But I'm also highly encouraged by recent developments: same-sex marriage support from President Barack Obama and the NAACP, and a wave of federal court rulings -- from the Defense of Marriage Act being deemed unconstitutional to the rejection of California's Proposition 8 -- that have opened a promising new chapter in the gay rights movement.
A ban on polio vaccinations imposed by the Taliban could affect about 280,000 children living in tribal areas of northwest Pakistan, according to estimates from the World Health Organization.
CNN's Wolf Blitzer talks to a doctor about Truvada, a new drug approved to prevent HIV infection.
A drug already approved for treatment of AIDS might one day be approved for prevention of the deadly disease in individuals at high risk.
Brooke Baldwin and Elizabeth Cohen talk to a victim of flesh-eating bacteria.
A new study looks at ways to comfort babies when they are being vaccinated.
The re-emergence of some vaccine-preventable diseases has prompted the California legislature to consider a bill that would make it more difficult for parents to opt out of vaccinating their kids.
Andrew Spencer reports on two women fighting flesh-eating bacteria and a survivor that wants to share her story of hope
Percy von Lipinski stood on a chair as he decorated his family's Christmas tree. While hanging a German glass ornament, he lost his balance and grabbed a branch, pricking his left hand on a pine needle as he regained his footing.
A woman in South Carolina is the second reported case of a flesh-eating bacteria. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.
Gills Onions recalled 2,360 pounds of diced red onions because of possible listeria contamination, the California-based company said Saturday.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen on how a new mom in South Carolina was diagnosed with flesh-eating bacteria after giving birth.
Consumers may soon be able to test themselves for HIV and quickly learn the results in privacy of their own homes following unanimous approval recommendation from a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Tuesday.
A science journal is poised to publish a study that some experts believe could give a recipe to bioterrorists.
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.
John Meletse is deaf, gay and HIV positive. He's is inspiring the deaf community to communicate openly about sex.
It's been 11 years since John Meletse, a deaf, gay South African man, first learned he was HIV positive.
El doctor Baffi nos habla de lo factores que pueden aumentar el riesgo de padecer cáncer de cuello uterino.
Q: The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is releasing new guidelines on cervical cancer screenings. What's changed?
The U.S. government wants medical journals to withhold bird flu test information over fear of bio-terror threats.
A 39-year-old man in southern China died Saturday from what appears to be a contagious strain of avian flu, state media reported Saturday.
A 39-year-old man in a southern Chinese hospital is suffering from what appears to be a contagious strain of avian flu, state media reported Friday.
Ma Soe Soe Kyi's skeletal frame is visible above her blanket; she is too weak to keep her eyes open. Her husband waves away the flies and looks on helplessly.
A North Carolina poultry company is recalling approximately 4,000 pounds of cooked chicken breasts that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Who says being nitpicking doesn't pay off.
Anderson Cooper is "Keeping Them Honest," as a school rejects a child simply because he has HIV.
This week, we hosted a renowned expert in HIV/AIDS care currently practicing at a hospital known for serving the poor and vulnerable in New York.
Thirty years after AIDS was first recognized by the CDC, Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how far we've come to finding a cure.
Marianne Swanson closes her eyes, with smoky gray circles beneath her long lashes, as she counts the number of pills she takes every day for HIV: "One, two, three, four" in the morning, and three more at night.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen on the status of the HIV/AIDS epidemic 30 years after the disease was discovered.
An additional $50 million is going toward treatment and medical facilities across the United States to help combat the AIDS virus, President Barack Obama announced Thursday during a Washington event marking World AIDS day.
CNN's Monita Rajpal speaks to designer Kenneth Cole who is raising awareness of AIDS.
It should be time to celebrate key milestones in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Recently, the United Nations announced that new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths fell to their lowest levels since the epidemic's peak. Today, 6.6 million people in low- and middle-income countries are on life-saving antiretroviral therapy, and people with HIV are living longer.
Eight years ago, I suffered a life-threatening complication after delivering my daughter. I was fortunate to have access to health care providers who managed the situation. The experience set me on a path to ensure that geography alone no longer determines whether or not childbirth is deadly for women and infants.
Something about the redness of the red ribbon continues to haunt me. I have had many dreams of it: one is a bonfire of ribbons. Red like blood, red like passion and anger, and red like love.
When an old widower from the central Chinese city of Wuhan went into hospital last summer because of a persistent high fever, he was diagnosed with the AIDS virus -- and made national news.
Dr. Valerie Delpech of the UK Health Protection Agency discusses the challenges of tackling HIV/AIDS.
Her blue-green eyes are as clear as her name would suggest, but her wants and needs are muddy as she walks with aching joints on the streets of Atlanta, trying to resist the urge to get high.
When the topic of HIV/AIDS enters a conversation, Earl Thompson hears that it's "just what gays get."
More than 5,000 Haitian cholera victims have filed a petition with the United Nations, demanding millions of dollars in compensation for their suffering in an epidemic widely blamed on Nepalese peacekeepers, the victims' lawyers said Tuesday.
Do flu shots make you susceptible to Alzheimer's?
CNN's Lisa Sylvester has the latest on a listeria outbreak linked to cantaloupe that has killed more than a dozen people.
The stakes in the current budget battles are enormous. As the super-committee deliberates over how to reduce the deficit and other congressional committees struggle to cut spending, the fate of important programs hangs in the balance.
The Wegmans supermarket chain is recalling 5,000 pounds of Turkish pine nuts because of possible salmonella contamination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said.
Ten cases of E. coli infection have been confirmed and another 16 cases are under investigation in what may be a growing disease outbreak that appears to be linked to the North Carolina State Fair, state public health officials said Friday.
The cause of the deadly listeria cantaloupe outbreak has been announced. Elizabeth Cohen reports.
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.
Gov. Rick Perry responds to claims made by Rep. Michele Bachmann about the HPV vaccine and mental retardation.
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.
A malaria vaccine has eluded scientists for decades, but preliminary results from a phase 3 clinical trial in Africa are providing hope.
A trial study finds a malaria vaccine appears to cut infections by half in a one-year period.
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.
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.
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.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry responded to Rep. Michele Bachmann's criticism of his short-lived 2007 executive order requiring girls to get a vaccination for human papillomavirus, during Thursday night's Republican presidential candidates' debate in Orlando. Bachmann said a drug company that produced the vaccination hired his former chief of staff to lobby him.
Rep. Michele Bachmann continued to criticized Texas Gov. Rick Perry's short-lived 2007 executive order requiring girls to get a vaccination for human papillomavirus, during Thursday night's Republican presidential candidates' debate in Orlando.
An outbreak of polio has been confirmed in China for the first time since 1999, leaving one person dead and hospitalizing another nine, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
On Monday night at the CNN/Tea Party Republican Debate in Tampa, Florida, Gov. Rick Perry of Texas suggested that he couldn't be bought for a campaign contribution of $5,000. That raises the question: Is there a price at which Perry's loyalty is for sale?
Gov. Rick Perry admits an executive order requiring 11 and 12-year-old girls to be vaccinated against HPV was a mistake.
Elizabeth Cohen explains the science behind the HPV vaccine, a topic that tripped up Rick Perry at the Tea Party debate.
During the recent Republican presidential debate, the issue of vaccinating girls against human papillomavirus, or HPV, came up several times, and some statements have been made that may concern parents of children scheduled to receive the vaccine.
Fifteen people in four states have been infected with Listeria monocytogenes, linked to eating contaminated cantaloupes from the Rocky Ford region of Colorado, federal authorities said Tuesday.
Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann accuses Rick Perry of helping drug companies with the HPV vaccine.
CNN's Anderson Cooper looks into Rep. Michele Bachmann's suggestion that the HPV vaccine is dangerous.
A few months before her second birthday, a small bump about the size of a pimple appeared on Audriana Willman's right leg. Her parents, Andrew and Chelsea, noticed the boil in the evening, as they prepared their daughter for bed.
The United Nations warned Monday of a possible resurgence of the deadly avian flu virus, saying there are indications a mutant strain may be spreading in Asia.
In 2009, CNN's John Vause reported on concerns in mainland China over bird flu.
My doctor's office started offering this season's flu vaccine in early August. Should I get it now or wait until closer to flu season?
Public health officials say nearly 500 people have died of cholera in Cameroon this month, and 13,000 cases have been reported in the country this year.
Michael Lee Howard, like many HIV-positive men, lives with a biohazard tattoo. He explains the significance of his "ink."
As he puts a straw in his fruit smoothie, Michael Lee Howard accidentally knocks over the cup, spilling the seaweed-colored liquid. "Well, it happens," he says. As he collects the smoothie overflow in the plastic lid, he exposes the tattoos on his wrists: a biohazard symbol on the right and a radiation symbol on the left.
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