A nasty intestinal bug sickens nearly twice as many Americans each year as was previously thought, according to the largest U.S. study to look at the problem.
US health authorities on Friday announced the discovery of a new virus believed to be responsible for the death of a previously healthy man in Kansas last year.
The number of U.S. measles cases this year has risen to 154, with new cases scattered across five states, although the pace seems to have slowed.
Health officials say the number of U.S. measles cases this year has risen to 141.
(HealthDay)—The number of measles cases in the United States has reached 121 patients in 17 states and the District of Columbia, federal health officials reported Monday.
Some new evidence this is a particularly bad flu season: Flu-related hospitalizations of the elderly are the highest since the government started tracking that statistic nine years ago.
(AP)—Puerto Rico's health secretary has declared a flu epidemic in the U.S. territory that has temporarily shut down at least one school.
Federal health officials are facing questioning about why this year's flu vaccine isn't giving good protection against the winter menace.