Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is preparing to declare a public health emergency in a county that's at the epicenter of an HIV outbreak tied to intravenous drug use.
Health officials have discovered a new germ in Eastern Europe that is related to the dreaded smallpox and monkeypox viruses but so far seems far less threatening.
Federal health officials say they have approved an infusible drug to treat patients who have been exposed to anthrax.
A woman who tested positive for Ebola in Liberia last week is dating a survivor of the disease, a health official said Tuesday, offering a possible explanation for how she became the country's first confirmed case in weeks.
The recent Ebola outbreak highlighted the challenges to governments and local public health authorities in determining when individuals or populations should be subjected to quarantine. While one state or country can legally ...
Liberian officials were investigating Saturday how the country's latest Ebola patient became infected, after weeks with no cases of the disease in the country.
(HealthDay)—As health officials in Kansas struggle with an outbreak of tuberculosis (TB) at a local high school, federal officials reported Thursday that the annual decline in U.S. cases is slowing. The ...
Health officials say they found no active tuberculosis cases among infants possibly exposed to a TB-infected El Paso hospital worker.
More than half of the undergraduates at the University of Oregon have not been vaccinated against meningitis, despite the fact that one student has died and five others have been sickened since January.
More than two dozen cases of tuberculosis have been detected at an eastern Kansas high school after widespread screening, state and county health officials announced Wednesday.
A new strain of avian flu is causing concern among health officials because it exhibits different characteristics from other strains and may mutate further, causing a pandemic.
About a thousand people still contract tuberculosis daily in Europe and Central Asia, despite an overall decline of the disease, a report by the Europe Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) revealed ...
(HealthDay)—Health care providers on the West Coast need to look out for syphilis that can cause blindness, public health officials say.
Federal health officials issued multiple announcements Thursday aimed at addressing growing safety concerns about medical scopes that have been linked to several recent "superbug" outbreaks.
A measles outbreak linked to a flareup of the virus in the United States has spiked in neighboring Canada's Quebec province to 119 cases, health officials said Wednesday.