Earlier today, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed that a new imported case of Ebola has developed in an American health worker. His chances of survival look positive, and experts are saying that his blood, along with the blood of other survivors, could potentially help treat the disease.
A United States health worker has tested positive for the Ebola virus, making them the first US citizen to contract the infection and the second person to come down with symptoms while in the country. Still, experts are quick to note that the victim was caring for the first US case, and the disease is likely still contained.
The bite of Lone Star ticks may be forcing thousands of people to never pick up a hamburger again. These ticks are sweeping across the Southeast United States, and have been associated with a severe allergy to red meat, according to doctors.
Negligence at a CDC lab that exposed more than 80 federal employees to a live strain of deadly anthrax last month prompted an investigation that has revealed even more mistakes and dangerous incidents. In response, the federal agency has shut down two of its research labs and halted the shipment of lab samples.
In an astonishing new report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that excessive alcohol consumption is to blame for one in 10 deaths among working-age adults ages 20-64 years in the United States.
Following an incident that has left at least 86 federal employees exposed to a potential infection of the anthrax bacterium, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reassigned the director of its Bioterror Rapid Response and Advanced Technology Laboratory.
Eleven more federal employees in the United States have come forward as people who were potentially exposed to an accidental anthrax outbreak after mishandling live samples in a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lab.
Teen smoking rates in the United States last year were the lowest they have ever been in more than two decades, according to a recent federal report. However, not everything about adolescent behavior as improved, nor is this "good news" without flaw.
Despite headlines full of cruises ruined by rampant food poisoning, a recent investigation has revealed that restaurants are the favored hunting ground of the bothersome norovirus - which infects about 20 million Americans each year.
Be careful when prepping your pool for this Summer season. Nearly 5,000 emergency room visits in the United States are caused by pool chemicals annually, a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds.
The second ever case of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) in the United State may have spread to two additional people, according to recent reports. Both potential MERS victims are healthcare workers who made contact with the initial victim and have since been isolated.
Parasitic infections are more common in the United States than you may think. So common, in-fact, that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has labeled five types of parasitic infections priorities for immediate public health action.
Cases of syphilis in the United States are again on the rise, according to a recent federal report. The rise in cases of the sexual transmitted disease is seen almost entirely among men, who currently make up 91 percent of all U.S. cases.
Measles was declared "eliminated" from the U.S. in 2000, but this year is slated to have the most reported cases of the disease in over a decade, according to new numbers released Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.