Tick, mosquito-borne infections surge in United States: CDC

The number of Americans sickened each year by bites from infected mosquitoes, ticks or fleas tripled from 2004 through 2016, with infection rates spiking sharply in 2016 as a result of a Zika outbreak, U.S. health officials said on Tuesday.

CDC investigating E. coli outbreak now in 7 states

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating an outbreak of a particularly nasty strain of E. coli that’s sickened people in seven states. The illnesses from Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 has landed six people in the hospital.

In Isolated World of Pastors, Churches Mum on Troubling Clergy Suicides

An alarming number of pastors have taken their own lives in the last five years. And despite the increasing prevalence of suicide nationally, and the troubling rates at which the epidemic has been affecting certain groups of clergy, many churches remain silent on the issue.

CDC Shipped Deadly Bird Flu to Poultry Lab By Mistake

The Centers of Disease Control (CDC) accidentally shipped a deadly strain of avian influenza to a poultry research lab. Last month, sloppy handling of anthrax by the CDC potentially exposed roughly 75 its employees to the deadly bacteria.

CDC Workers Possibly Exposed to Anthrax

Roughly 75 workers for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta may have unintentionally been exposed to anthrax, CNN reported.

Incurable Virus Spread by Mosquito Found in the States

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are on high alert as a mosquito-borne virus that has no cure or treatment has been found in at least six states. The virus called chikungunya was brought into the country by infected travelers, who had recently been to the Caribbean.

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