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CDC warns ‘crypto’ parasite outbreaks at public pools are increasing

CDC warns ‘crypto’ parasite outbreaks at public pools are increasing

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have warned that outbreaks of a parasite called Cryptosporidium, more commonly called 'crypto,' have increased over the years since 2009. These outbreaks are primarily impacting public swimming pools and water playgrounds, putting the public at risk of acquiring the parasite, which is able to survive for multiple days in chlorinated water.

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CDC seeks data on mystery illness paralyzing kids before next outbreak

CDC seeks data on mystery illness paralyzing kids before next outbreak

A mysterious illness with no known cause or cure has resulted in a number of otherwise healthy children becoming paralyzed, the CDC reports, and it expects another record outbreak to happen in 2020. Called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), this condition is described as rare but very serious by the CDC; it causes weak muscles and reflexes in the body, lesions in the spinal cord, and primarily appears in otherwise healthy kids. Officials are pleading for more information from doctors about the condition ahead of the next anticipated wave.

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Dog treat salmonella warning issued for multiple states

Dog treat salmonella warning issued for multiple states

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued another salmonella warning, but this one doesn't involve hedgehogs or eggs. According to the agency, dried pig ears sold as dog treats are the likely source of a salmonella outbreak that has left 45 people infected, a dozen of whom were hospitalized as a result. Contact with the treats and the dogs that consumed them may result in infection.

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Health officials and CDC discussed no-fly list for measles patients

Health officials and CDC discussed no-fly list for measles patients

Officials at both the local and state levels consulted with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about putting some people who were potentially infected with measles on the Do Not Board list, it has been revealed. The discussions aimed to reduce measles exposure to unsuspecting travelers, some of whom may have been vulnerable to the infection. The talks took place as the CDC reported record infection numbers in April.

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Measles outbreak passes 700 cases as vaccination gets unexpected support

Measles outbreak passes 700 cases as vaccination gets unexpected support

The CDC released its most recent measles number on Friday, revealing that more than 700 cases have now been confirmed in the United States. The latest figure underscores the rapid rise of this highly contagious disease, which is at the highest it has been in any single year since the disease was declared eliminated in 2000. Amid the concerning outbreak comes vaccination support from a very unlikely source.

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CDC warns measles cases will reach new record high within weeks

CDC warns measles cases will reach new record high within weeks

Following last week's report from the World Health Organization comes an advisory on measles cases from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to the agency, the United States is expected to break its current all-time record number of measles cases -- and the new record high may happen within weeks, not months. The news comes amid deadly measles outbreaks in multiple countries.

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E. coli outbreak blamed on beef: Here’s the CDC guidance

E. coli outbreak blamed on beef: Here’s the CDC guidance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced the likely source of a multi-state E. coli outbreak: beef. The agency says that preliminary interviews with infected individuals revealed that ground beef is a common factor between them -- some consumed the food while at home, while others likely picked up the infection from restaurant meals. A common source of the contaminated ground beef hasn't been found yet.

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E. coli outbreak spreads: These 5 states hit with mystery infection

E. coli outbreak spreads: These 5 states hit with mystery infection

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued an update on the E. coli O103 outbreak, revealing that 96 people have been impacted across five states. Of those 96 cases, 11 people were hospitalized, but there haven't been any deaths. The source of this particular outbreak remains a mystery, making it difficult for the public to avoid the illness.

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CDC links salmonella outbreak to batch of pet hedgehogs across US

CDC links salmonella outbreak to batch of pet hedgehogs across US

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has discovered the source of a multi-state salmonella outbreak: pet hedgehogs. The agency has issued its first update on the outbreak since January 25, 2019, reporting that 17 people had contracted the particular Salmonella strain implicated in this outbreak. Contact with pet hedgehogs is the factor that links these people together and it's backed up by laboratory evidence.

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Another wave of severe flu infections is coming warns CDC

Another wave of severe flu infections is coming warns CDC

In its most recent weekly US influenza surveillance report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that flu activity remains high across the nation. According to the agency, both the influenza A viruses H1N1 and H3N2, as well as influenza B viruses, are still making rounds through the population, with H3 viruses more frequently reported than H1N1.

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Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak source identified as California

Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak source identified as California

Nearly a week after advising the public about another E. coli outbreak, US officials are back with an update: the source of the contaminated products. According to the Food and Drug Administration, the new E. coli O157:H7 strain that has impacted consumers in both the United States and Canada originated from various romaine lettuce farms in California.

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Romaine E. coli outbreak: What you need to know

Romaine E. coli outbreak: What you need to know

The Centers for Disease Control has published another E. coli advisory involving romaine lettuce sold in the US and Canada. The latest advisory follows an outbreak earlier this year, during which time the public was advised to discard packaged romaine lettuce products over the health risk. This time around, the CDC warns that "any type of romaine lettuce" should be trashed.

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