Health Department News
10 measles cases reported in one state
People may have been exposed at 10 different locations, Kansas health officials say.
Atheists challenge Kansas county over prayer before meetings
Government officials in the second most populous county in Kansas are grappling with a challenge by atheists to a decades-old practice of opening county meetings with prayer
Investigations begin into Ohio fertility clinic malfunction
Investigations are beginning into an Ohio fertility clinic where thousands of frozen embryos and eggs may have been destroyed
Florida pediatrician accused of administering half-doses of vaccines to patients
A Florida doctor has been arrested and charged with fraud after state officials say she administered partial doses of vaccines to patients but charged them for the full amount of the vaccine. Investigators from the Florida Department of Health and the Office of the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud
3rd New Jersey child dies from flu-related symptoms
A student from Elizabeth, New Jersey, has died after suffering from flu-like symptoms, according to officials.
Teacher on life support as worst flu outbreak in years engulfs US
A special education teacher in Texas is reportedly on life support after contracting both strains of influenza, as the worst flu season in years engulfs the United States. Crystal Whitley, who teaches in Mullin, got the flu shot in October after giving birth to her son, family members told ABC
Flu fears spike ahead of Super Bowl in Minnesota
Minnesota is seeing a spike in doctor visits and the highest number of people testing positive for the flu so far this season just one week before more than a million people arrive for the Super Bowl.
Little Caesar's Pizza manager, boyfriend arrested for using heroin in store: Police
A manager at a Little Caesar's Pizza in Shelbyville, Indiana, and her boyfriend were arrested after allegedly using drugs while preparing food, local police said. Police say the manager, Sasha Fletcher, 31, and her boyfriend, Joshua Parson, 34, were arrested after an anonymous tipster told police
Flu patient spikes cause Texas school district closure, tents at California hospital
A deadly flu epidemic sweeping the nation has triggered one Texas school district to cancel classes for the week and one California hospital has set up a triage tent outside an emergency room for flu patients. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified a particular strain of
6-year-old Florida boy dies from rabies after bat scratch
The father of a 6-year-old Florida boy who died after trying to save a rabid bat said he's "never loved anyone or anything more." The sick bat scratched Ryker Roque after his father, Henry Roque, discovered it in a bucket a few weeks ago, the father told ABC affiliate WFTV. Ryker, who did not