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California Declares Measles Outbreak Over

April 17, 2015

FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The California measles outbreak that began last December at two Disney parks was officially declared over Friday by state health officials.
A total of 131 people in California were diagnosed with measles during the outbreak, according to the state’s Department of Public Health.
However, additional cases were reported outside of […]


U.S. Boy’s Death Highlights Rare Mosquito-Borne Infection

April 17, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The death from encephalitis of a 6-year-old Tennessee boy has led researchers to a better understanding of the mosquito-borne virus that killed the child.
La Crosse virus, transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito, often causes no symptoms. But severe cases may involve encephalitis, a […]


Roundworm Parasite Targets Canine Eyes

April 16, 2015

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A small number of dogs and cats across the United States have been infected by a roundworm parasite that targets the eye, according to a new report.
While the condition isn’t fatal, researchers say vets and owners should be aware of the outbreak and test dogs […]


Dog Flu Outbreak Unleashes Warnings From Veterinarians

April 16, 2015

THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — With more than 1,000 dogs sickened by a highly contagious dog flu in the Midwestern United States, veterinarians urge pet owners to take precautions.
“My advice to dog owners is to watch the news and be aware of where the disease is across the country,” said Susan Nelson, a […]


Calif. Measles Outbreak May Be Coming to a Close

April 16, 2015

THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A measles outbreak that began last December at two Disney parks in California will officially be over if no new cases are reported by Friday, state health officials said.
According to the California Department of Public Health, a total of 134 people in California have been diagnosed with measles […]


Americans’ Gut Bacteria Lack Diversity, Researchers Find

April 16, 2015

THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Americans have fewer types of intestinal bacteria than people in less-developed countries, according to a new study.
The likely cause? Bacteria are less likely to be passed from person to person due to better sanitation and cleaner drinking water in the United States, the researchers reported in the […]


Ebola Virus Evolving, But Isn’t Getting Deadlier, Study Says

April 14, 2015

TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The Ebola virus has evolved but hasn’t become more lethal since the first outbreak 40 years ago, a new study suggests.
British researchers conducted a computer analysis of data from every outbreak since 1976 and found that a number of genetic changes have occurred in the Ebola virus, but […]


U.S. Agrees to Help Launch ‘African CDC’

April 13, 2015

MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — An agreement to help create an African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was signed Monday by the United States and the African Union.
“The West African Ebola epidemic reaffirmed the need for a public health institute to support African ministries of health and other health agencies in their […]


Ear Infections Common, But Often Missed, in Infants

April 10, 2015

FRIDAY, April 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Although most babies will have at least one ear infection before they reach the age of 1, the infections can be hard for parents to recognize.
Identifying and treating ear infections in babies is important because they can lead to other problems, according to Dr. Andrew Hotaling, a pediatric […]


Too Few Kids With Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy Get Flu Shot: Study

April 10, 2015

FRIDAY, April 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Children with neurological disorders such as epilepsy or cerebral palsy are at increased risk for complications from the flu, but are no more likely to receive a flu shot than other kids are, a new U.S. study shows.
It’s possible that many doctors don’t know that some of these […]



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