Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC: Acute flaccid myelitis cases appear to have peaked for 2018

(HealthDay)—The number of cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in the United States this year appears to have peaked and is expected to decline for the remainder of 2018, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control ...

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CDC: U.S. prevalence of ALS was 5.2 per 100,000 in 2015

(HealthDay)—In 2015, the prevalence of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in the United States was 5.2 per 100,000 population, with 16,583 cases identified, according to research published in the Nov. 23 issue of the U.S. ...

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CDC: U.S. abortion rate declined 24 percent from 2006 to 2015

(HealthDay)—The abortion rate in the United States fell 24 percent between 2006 and 2015, according to research published in the Nov. 23 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality ...

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CDC announces acute flaccid myelitis task force

(HealthDay)—A task force to investigate a rising number of cases of a rare polio-like disease among children in the United States has been created by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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CDC: Increase seen in Salmonella illnesses from ground beef

(HealthDay)—There have been 126 more cases of illness added to an investigation into a Salmonella outbreak linked to recalled ground beef products from JBS Tolleson Inc., bringing the total to 246 cases in 25 states, the ...

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Poliolike illness tests an overstretched public health system

The mysterious, poliolike disease that has struck 414 people—mostly young children—across the United States since 2014 comes at a time when the public health system already is overstretched.

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