Global crisis. Several African nations declare public health emergencies as the deadly Ebola outbreak spreads. It’s the largest outbreak on record, killing 729 people.
Measles outbreak. A health warning nationwide, as cases hit a 20-year high. Federal health officials trace the spike back to people who don’t get vaccinated and then travel overseas.
The CDC and WHO claim they are hard at work tracking 100 people that may have come in contact with the deadly MERS virus.
More than two-thirds of the patients who sued Exeter Hospital after a traveling medical technician infected them with hepatitis C have settled their cases, according to a hospital attorney.
The New Hampshire hospital that underwent a hepatitis C outbreak last year is suing the traveling technician charged with infecting the patients and the organizations that it says had a role in getting him to work there.
A traveling hospital technician accused of causing a multistate outbreak of hepatitis C last year pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal drug charges in New Hampshire under an agreement that calls for him to serve 30 to 40 years in prison.
Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) says it will temporarily suspend intake of dogs, due to an outbreak of respiratory infections among the shelter’s canine population.
Maryland officials are concerned about a possible gypsy moth outbreak in parts of the state.
A former hospital technician charged with stealing drugs and infecting patients with hepatitis C wants his trial delayed until at least next April, in part because the public defenders representing him say federal budget cuts will force them to take more than a dozen days off in the coming months.
Harford County public schools have told parents that food served in the cafeterias of more than a dozen schools was recalled because of possible E. coli contamination.
He’s accused of exposing nearly 2,000 patients to hepatitis, including several in Maryland. Now a new report details how a healthcare worker lied to keep working at hospitals in eight different states.
Changes are likely coming after authorities find a former Maryland hospital worker infects almost half a dozen patients in the state with hepatitis C.