A Subway sandwich restaurant in Lombard, Illinois that was temporarily closed by health officials a few weeks ago has been the source of a Shigella outbreak which has afflicted at least 116 people. Of...

In Friday’s issue of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly (MMWR), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the 2009 statistics from the National TB Surveillance System. The results were...

I wanted to point out some of the numbers from a couple of presentations from last week’s 2010 National STD Prevention Conference. Both presentations were from researchers from the Centers for Disease...

According to the Newark Star-Ledger, 6 women have been identified as receiving cosmetic surgery from an unlicensed provider resulting cellulitis and abscesses of the buttocks. While seeking to enhance...

There are those who favor drinking raw milk to pasteurized and the reasons include that pasteurization alters the taste of the milk but more importantly they say, it destroys much of the nutritional value...

The youngest leprosy patient in Kalaupapa from the remote northern peninsula of Molokai was charged with trying to ship methamphetamine from Honolulu to Kalaupapa last month. Allegedly, the 68 year old...

It has been reported that a Celebrity Cruise ship that departed Charleston, South Carolina last week has been trying to manage a gastrointestinal disease outbreak. The latest numbers are that over 400...

In recent days, several publications have reported concerns of a tapeworm that has been found in two-thirds of wolf carcasses in Idaho. Similar prevalence has been seen in other states like Montana. The...

In a news report in the Arizona Daily Star, the Pima County Health Department is alerting residents to be on the lookout for the symptoms of measles and to review their vaccination records. This alert...

In a news release by Consumer Reports, lab analysis of packaged leafy greens found that coliform and enterococci bacteria; common indicators of poor sanitation and fecal contamination, were isolated in...