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Jul 10, 2019

Jul 10, 2019
Knee reflex in a child at doctor's office

CDC wants clinicians' help to solve acute flaccid myelitis riddle

The agency says prompt reporting is key to help figure out the cause of the mysterious limb-weakening condition.

May 07, 2019

May 07, 2019
Piglet in person's arms

Feds cite flu, Salmonella, MERS, Lyme among zoonotic threats

Other high-priority diseases include West Nile, plague, rabies, and brucellosis.

May 01, 2017

May 01, 2017
Eye dropper

Liberia illness cluster grows as officials await toxicology results

Analysis of 3 urine specimens finds no common pattern.

Apr 24, 2015

Apr 24, 2015
Two syringes

Indiana HIV outbreak grows, prompts national alert

Amid rising drug-related HIV cases in a rural Indiana community, the CDC issues a nationwide alert.

Oct 10, 2014

Oct 10, 2014
Girl in hospital bed

CDC running twofold probe of EV-D68 cases, neuro illnesses

Investigation continues into the geographic extent of the disease and its full spectrum, particularly whether it's related to cases of unexplained limb weakness.

Apr 17, 2013

Apr 17, 2013

Ricin suspected in letter sent to Obama

(CIDRAP News) – Federal authorities said today that a letter addressed to President Obama contained a substance that initially tested positive for the deadly toxin ricin, amid investigations of suspicious mail sent to at least three senators.

Mar 28, 2013

Mar 28, 2013

CDC: Valley fever cases in US Southwest rising fast

(CIDRAP News) – Coccidioidomycosis, or valley fever, a fungal infection that causes influenza-like symptoms and often leads to hospitalization, has increased "dramatically" in the US Southwest in recent years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today.

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