Fewer California parents opted out of vaccinations for their children entering kindergarten last year following the adoption of a law that makes it harder to go without the shots, state figures show.
California public health officials say unvaccinated people and children too young to be immunized against measles should avoid Disneyland after new infections were linked to the theme park.
California health officials say the number of people in the state infected with measles is now up to 59.
One in five cases of Lassa fever – a disease that kills around 5,000 people a year in West Africa – could be due to human-to-human transmission, with a large proportion of these cases caused by 'super-spreaders', ...
The Ebola epidemic in Liberia could likely be eliminated by June 2015 if the current high rate of hospitalization and vigilance can be maintained, according to a new model developed by ecologists at the University ...
(HealthDay)—Many hepatitis C patients get "lost" in the U.S. health care system, a new study suggests.
Measles cases have been popping up around California in an outbreak linked to visits to Disney theme parks in Orange County during the winter holiday.
Health officials are reporting seven more cases of measles in an outbreak tied to visits to Disney theme parks in California last month.
Syphilis, among the more pernicious sexually-transmitted infections, is on the rise; nearly 16,000 cases were reported in the U.S. in 2012, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
(HealthDay)—More Americans than ever are taking cholesterol-lowering medications, federal health officials reported Tuesday.
A US soldier found dead at his home in Texas after returning from duty in West Africa was not carrying the Ebola virus, the US military said Wednesday.
(HealthDay)—The number of Americans dying from accidental overdoses of narcotic painkillers jumped significantly from 1999 to 2011, federal health officials reported Tuesday.
(HealthDay)—Viral infections can happen at any time, but they're more common during winter when people spend more time in close contact with others indoors.
(Medical Xpress)—Since its first identification in Asia, highly pathogenic avian influenza – H5N1 – has caused significant alarm in the scientific community. While the virus' primary target is birds ...
(Medical Xpress)—To help protect public health, researchers from North Carolina State University have developed guidelines on how to use social media to communicate effectively about food safety.