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Los Angeles Is Dealing With an Outbreak of Flea-Borne Typhus Los Angeles Is Dealing With an Outbreak of Flea-Borne Typhus

The city of angels is dealing with a nasty outbreak of a disease spread by fleas. Last Friday, California health officials reported that there has been an epidemic of flea-borne typhus within the Los Angeles area this year.

Pet Store Puppies Are Spreading a Diarrhea-Causing Superbug to Humans Pet Store Puppies Are Spreading a Diarrhea-Causing Superbug to Humans

One of the few bastions of purity left in this forsaken world—puppies—might be inadvertently spreading a bacterial superbug that causes diarrhea. Last week, the Centers for Disease and Prevention reported that an outbreak of multidrug-resistant Campylobacter jejuni has sickened more than 100 people across 18 states in…

Dirty Contacts and Bad Hygiene Are Helping Spread an Amoeba That Can Blind You Dirty Contacts and Bad Hygiene Are Helping Spread an Amoeba That Can Blind You

People who wear contact lenses are often warned to properly clean their reusable contacts. A new study published Friday provides a sober reminder of why those warnings exist. Since 2011, it found, an outbreak of a rare infection that can cause blindness has been spreading among contact lens wearers in England, often…

Quarantined Passengers on Flight From Dubai Were Sick With the Flu and Common Cold: Officials Quarantined Passengers on Flight From Dubai Were Sick With the Flu and Common Cold: Officials

The initially mysterious illness that prompted Emirates Airlines Flight 203 to be quarantined upon its arrival to JFK International Airport in New York Wednesday is likely just a bad case of the flu and cold, health officials said Thursday.

People Are Still Eating Recalled Honey Smacks Cereal—and They're Getting Sick People Are Still Eating Recalled Honey Smacks Cereal—and They're Getting Sick

Public health experts have been warning people since June to stay away from Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal, as it can possibly give you a nasty case of salmonella poisoning. But people are still eating the frog-branded cereal, and they are unfortunately getting sick.

Likely Cause of Chipotle Outbreak That Sickened 645 People Finally Identified Likely Cause of Chipotle Outbreak That Sickened 645 People Finally Identified

A mysterious outbreak that seemingly sickened hundreds of Chipotle customers in Ohio might finally have a known culprit. On Thursday, health officials reported that traces of a common foodborne bug called Clostridium perfringens had been found in some of the victims’ stool samples. It’s likely the outbreak was spread…

More Than 70 People Overdosed on Synthetic Weed in Connecticut This Week More Than 70 People Overdosed on Synthetic Weed in Connecticut This Week

Synthetic cannabinoids are behind yet another mass overdose in the U.S. More than 70 people in New Haven, Connecticut suffered overdoses thought to be caused by the lab-made drug known as K2 within the span of a day, NBC Connecticut reported Wednesday. As a result, 72 people were sent to a hospital to be checked out,…

People May Be Getting Sick From Chipotle Again People May Be Getting Sick From Chipotle Again

Chipotle’s years-long redemption tour might have hit a snag. Throughout this week, health officials in Ohio have reported hearing from hundreds of people in connection to an outbreak of sickness that appears to be linked to one of the chain’s locations in Delaware county.

Raw Turkey Is Spreading Superbug Salmonella Raw Turkey Is Spreading Superbug Salmonella

Getting a stomach bug is bad enough. But a new outbreak of salmonella bacteria spread by raw turkey that has sickened nearly 100 people across several states has an troubling wrinkle to it: The germ at fault is likely also resistant to multiple antibiotics.

People Are Getting Sick With a Parasite After Eating McDonald's Salads People Are Getting Sick With a Parasite After Eating McDonald's Salads

Even under the best of circumstances, ordering salad at McDonald’s is a dicey endeavor. But now an outbreak of the foodborne parasite cyclospora has sickened over 100 people in Iowa and Illinois since May, and several cases are tied to salads purchased at the fast food giant.

People Are Getting Sick From Pre-Cut Melons Tainted With Salmonella People Are Getting Sick From Pre-Cut Melons Tainted With Salmonella

With summer just around the corner, it’s getting to be the perfect weather to enjoy some delish fruits of the melon variety. Unfortunately, there’s a nasty outbreak of Salmonella that’s contaminated certain brands of pre-cut melons, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

What Is Nipah, the Virus Spread by Bats That's Killing People in India? What Is Nipah, the Virus Spread by Bats That's Killing People in India?

A deadly viral disease spread by bats is once again infecting humans, but in this case, it isn’t Ebola. As of June 1, an outbreak of the Nipah virus has infected at least 18 people and killed 17 in Kerala, India, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported. The outbreak, which is the first to hit South India, raises…

Almost Every American Who Got Sick From Dairy Was Consuming Raw Milk or Cheese Almost Every American Who Got Sick From Dairy Was Consuming Raw Milk or Cheese

Say what you will about store-brand milk’s crummy marketing history and relative blandness—at least it’s rarely loaded with germs that’ll send you running to the toilet, or even worse, to the hospital. The same definitely can’t be said for raw milk, reveals a new, if fairly obvious, study out this month in the journal…

The Latest Ebola Outbreak Has Reached a Major African City The Latest Ebola Outbreak Has Reached a Major African City

An ongoing outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in Africa has become much more worrying, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported Thursday. While previous cases of the often fatal viral disease had been found in rural areas during this most recent outbreak, the first urban case of Ebola…

At Least One Person Has Died After Eating Romaine Lettuce Contaminated With E. Coli At Least One Person Has Died After Eating Romaine Lettuce Contaminated With E. Coli

A widespread outbreak of Escherichia coli linked to romaine lettuce is now believed to have sickened over 100 people in 25 states and killed one, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday afternoon. And the threat of more cases is still looming.

CDC: Throw Your Romaine Lettuce in the Trash Right Now CDC: Throw Your Romaine Lettuce in the Trash Right Now

On this most blessed of days, the Centers for Disease and Prevention is telling everyone to stay the hell away from a different sort of green, one that might cause you to have bloody diarrhea and vomiting for days on end: romaine lettuce.

Illinois Police Make First Arrests Over Deadly Synthetic Weed Linked to Uncontrollable Bleeding Illinois Police Make First Arrests Over Deadly Synthetic Weed Linked to Uncontrollable Bleeding

Illinois police have made the first arrests in connection to an ongoing outbreak of synthetic cannabinoid products responsible for hundreds of severe bleeding cases and at least three deaths. One person, who allegedly distributed the drugs, has been charged with homicide.

Over 200 Million Eggs Recalled as 22 People Are Sickened by Salmonella Over 200 Million Eggs Recalled as 22 People Are Sickened by Salmonella

Over 200 million eggs were recalled this weekend—all thanks to a nasty Salmonella bug that’s already sickened at least 22 people.

E. Coli Outbreak in 11 States Now Linked to Chopped Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak in 11 States Now Linked to Chopped Romaine Lettuce

An initially mysterious outbreak of Escherichia coli has spread to at least 11 states since mid-March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday. But the good news is that we’ve finally uncovered the source—the bland boy band of vegetables, romaine lettuce.

The Outbreak of Severe Bleeding Caused by Synthetic Weed Has Now Spread Beyond Illinois The Outbreak of Severe Bleeding Caused by Synthetic Weed Has Now Spread Beyond Illinois

A frightening outbreak of uncontrollable bleeding linked to inhaling synthetic weed products seems to have spread beyond the borders of Illinois. On Thursday, Maryland health officials reported that at least one person in the state has come down with similar symptoms, the first case reported there.

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