Tag Archives: outbreak

DR Congo Ebola outbreak declared global health emergency

The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo a “public health emergency of international concern”. The move may encourage wealthy donor countries to provide more cash. But the WHO stopped short of saying borders should be closed, saying the risk of the disease spreading outside the region was… Read More »

Measles outbreak confirmed in Dublin city centre by HSE

The Health Service Executive has confirmed that there’s been an outbreak of measles in Dublin City. Measles is highly contagious and is spread easily. The time between exposure to measles and developing the rash is usually 14 days (range 7-21 days). People are infectious from four days before rash starts until four days after. Measles… Read More »

Quarantines at 2 L.A. universities amid nationwide measles outbreak

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A quarantine at two Los Angeles universities affected more than 200 students and staff who may have been exposed to measles and either have not been vaccinated or cannot verify that they are immune. The order issued in connection with the University of California and Cal State University comes as the… Read More »

Caito Foods recalls fresh cut melon over Salmonella outbreak

(Reuters) – An Indianapolis food company has voluntarily recalled fresh cut melon produced at its facility after reports of nearly 100 illnesses tied to Salmonella contamination. Caito Foods LLC, a unit of SpartanNash Co., suspended production and distribution of pre-cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe and mixed fruit containing one of those melons, the U.S. Food… Read More »

Salmonella outbreak linked to pet hedgehogs continues; 6 additional people sickened, CDC says

Six additional people have been sickened as a result of a salmonella outbreak that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says is likely tied to pet hedgehogs. A total of 17 people across 11 states have now been infected with salmonella typhimurium, an increase from January, when 11 people in eight states were… Read More »