Water System Blamed in Fatal Legionnaire's Disease OutbreakA summer Legionnaire's disease outbreak that killed 12 residents of an Illinois state veterans home and sickened dozens more was likely spread by an aging water system at a 129-year-old facility that lacked several safeguards.
Illinois Veterans Home Replacing Water System after OutbreakLegionnaires' disease is transmitted by breathing vapor or mist from contaminated water systems.
E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Chipotle ExpandsThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a total of 52 cases have now been reported in nine states, including Illinois, Maryland and Pennsylvania.
Cucumbers Recalled After Salmonella OutbreakThe cucumbers are a dark green variety that is often called "slicer" or "American." They're shipped in black, green, red or brown colored cartons.
UPDATE: 8 Dead from Legionnaires' Disease at Quincy Veterans' HomeThe death toll from a Legionnaires' disease outbreak at a western Illinois veterans home climbed to seven Tuesday, with the state's public health director suggesting more fatalities are likely.
Mumps Outbreak Centered at University of IllinoisMore than two-thirds of the state's 73 known cases of mumps are in Champaign County, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Local Pediatrician Concerned About Mumps OutbreakA local pediatrician is concerned about this week’s mumps outbreak in and around Columbia, Missouri.
Health Officials Declare Disneyland-Linked Measles Outbreak OverCalifornia health authorities on Friday declared an end to a large measles outbreak that started at Disneyland and triggered a national debate about vaccinations.
Vaccine Developed for Canine InfluenzaThere have been no confirmed, suspected or reported cases of the Canine Influenza in Missouri, but if there is an outbreak in the state, there is now a vaccine. The key is acting quickly.
Measles Make it to Illinois; How Safe are Children in St. Louis?"If a baby gets the measles, it could be absolutely devastating," says SLU Care pediatrician Dr. Ken Haller. "That's why it's just really incumbent on everyone to make sure that anyone who can get vaccinated, does get vaccinated."
Prepackaged Caramel Apples Linked to 4 DeathsHealth officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states.
African Leaders: Ebola Could Lead To Food Crisis Financial aid and global coordination are needed to prevent the Ebola health care crisis from becoming a food emergency, agriculture ministers from West African nations at the center of the Ebola outbreak said Wednesday.