Hawaiian officials fear infections of rare parasitic worm will increase
A spike in infections from a rare parasitic worm in the Hawaiian island of Maui has local health officials concerned about the parasite's potential to spread. A worm called Angiostrongylus cantonensis causes the infection; there is no treatment, and in rare cases, it can be fatal. People who catch
Deadly Meningitis Trial: Ex-pharmacy head convicted of fraud, not guilty of murder
A once-prominent drug executive was convicted today of racketeering and fraud but acquitted of murder for his role running the company that allegedly produced contaminated medicine that caused a deadly outbreak of infections including meningitis in 2012. The jury today returned a mixed verdict in
Deadly meningitis trial: Jury deliberating in tainted medicine case
Prosecutors say shoddy practices and unsanitary conditions led to hundreds of infections and 64 deaths across the country.
Mumps Outbreak Reaches 367 Cases in Washington State; Numbers Expected to Rise
An ongoing outbreak of the mumps virus has continued to grow in Washington state, with at least 367 people either diagnosed or suspected of having the mumps, according to the Washington State Health Department. The vast majority of those infected have been school-aged children, according to Paul
CDC: New Vaccine Guidelines for Adults
CDC has new guidelines for flu, hepatitis and meningitis vaccines for adults.
CDC Issues New Vaccine Guidelines for Adults
While children in the U.S. are often required to be current on their vaccinations or receive a special waiver in order to attend public school, there is no requirement for adult vaccinations, despite several diseases that continue to present dangers. Public health officials have long struggled to
Mumps Outbreaks Hit the US
CDC officials report almost half the cases of mumps reported so far in 2017 have occurred in Arkansas, while 90 cases of mumps have been reported in one city in Washington state alone.
The Madness of Kings
Part I: The problem with DeMarcus Cousins A white towel clings like Saran Wrap to DeMarcus Cousins' nearly 300-pound body as he makes his way from the shower into the Kings' locker room. It's an hour after the final buzzer, and most of his teammates have long vacated the arc of wood-paneled
At Least 80 Sick in Massive Mumps Outbreak in Washington State
Health officials in Washington State are fighting an outbreak of mumps that has infected 80 people in Spokane, according to the local health department . The outbreak has been ongoing since the end of last year, when two people were reportedly infected with the disease. Of the 80 infections