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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 »

A measles outbreak where you live? Study ranks US places at highest risk

The authors say places like these should be kept under close surveillance because they “could serve as the fulcrum of continuous importation of the measles virus into the USA.” Their paper was published Thursday in the journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases. “What we’re trying to do is identify what are the areas that are most… Read More »

Caito Foods recalls fresh cut melon over Salmonella outbreak

(Reuters) – An Indianapolis food company has voluntarily recalled fresh cut melon produced at its facility after reports of nearly 100 illnesses tied to Salmonella contamination. Caito Foods LLC, a unit of SpartanNash Co., suspended production and distribution of pre-cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe and mixed fruit containing one of those melons, the U.S. Food… Read More »