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Ebola Outbreak in Congo Is Declared a Global Health Emergency

The year-old Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo is now considered a global health emergency, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, in a formal declaration that many public health experts called long overdue. “This is still a regional emergency and by no way a global threat,” said Robert Steffen of the University… Read More »

Salmonella outbreak tied to pig-ear dog treats sickens 12 people

Twelve people have been hospitalized in a salmonella outbreak linked to pig-ear dog treats, the feds said Friday. The Centers for Disease Control reported that a total of 45 recent cases of salmonella originated from the treats, affecting people in New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Dakota, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas… Read More »

Pennsylvania officials declare hepatitis A outbreak with reported cases in 36 counties

Hepatitis A: How is it spread? Hepatitis A is a liver infection that is highly contagious. Find out how to prevent contracting it and what can be done if you’re exposed The Pennsylvania Department of Health is declaring a hepatitis A outbreak amid reports of 171 cases within the state since January 2018. Dr. Rachel… Read More »