News tagged with disease outbreaks

Swine flu having powerful impact on us

The new influenza A (H1N1), known as the swine flu, demonstrates the power of people's perceptions of risk. Sales of face masks are breaking all records not only in Mexico but also in Sweden. Hotel guests are being isolated ...

dateMay 06, 2009 in Other
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Egg recall tied to salmonella grows to 380 million

(AP) -- Hundreds of people have been sickened in a salmonella outbreak linked to eggs in four states and possibly more, health officials said Wednesday as a company dramatically expanded a recall to 380 million eggs.

dateAug 19, 2010 in Health
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Report: Obama selects Frieden as CDC director

(AP) -- President Barack Obama on Friday will name Dr. Thomas Frieden as director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, administration officials told The New York Times.

dateMay 15, 2009 in Other
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Voluntary vaccination programs shown effective for some diseases

"Conventional wisdom - and conventional theory - tells us that when infection can potentially be spread to almost everyone in a community, such as for measles, a disease outbreak can never be contained using voluntary vaccination," ...

dateFeb 06, 2009 in
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