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With Oct. 31, or Halloween,  just around the corner, public health officials want to remind you about protecting your eyes against serious infections with advice about the use of decorative contact lenses...

Health Protection Scotland (HPS) has today announced that there has been an increase in levels of norovirus across Scotland. Latest figures show that NHS Boards are experiencing increased norovirus activity. Health...

In a follow-up on the Shigella outbreak in the Mid-Michigan counties of Genesee and Saginaw, health officials report that since Mar. 1, 177 cases of Shigella infection have been reported throughout the...

A fourth person in Plattsburgh, NY has been hospitalized due to infection with the Legionella bacteria in recent weeks, according to a local media account. One week ago, the Clinton County Health Department...

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced the first West Nile virus death in Iowa since 2010 in an 81 year old individual from Northwest Iowa. Testing at the State Hygienic Laboratory...

The Genesee County Health Department (GCHD) is investigating 2 additional cases of Legionnaires’ disease. To date, there have been 14 cases reported in Genesee County for 2016. GCHD and CDC are continuing...

San Diego County health officials have reported another local university with a student confirmed positive for mumps. A San Diego State University (SDSU) student was recently confirmed positive for the...

Officials with the Buena Vista University (BVU) Health Services Office announced late last week of a case of bacterial meningitis in a student from the Storm Lake campus. The patient was treated and...

Every year at this time, New South Wales (NSW) Health issues a warning about the risk of Lyssavirus as the bat breeding season begins in the region. Health officials warn people not to approach or handle...

Despite achieving elimination of leprosy as a public health problem ten years ago (a prevalence of < 1 case per 10 000 population), India still reports the highest number of leprosy cases on the globe...