Tag: Vaccination

Measles outbreak kills more than 4,000 in Congo this year

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — More than 4,000 people have died in Congo this year in the world’s largest measles outbreak, the United Nations children’s agency said Wednesday. The Central African nation is also battling an Ebola outbreak that has killed about half that number since August 2018. Since January, more

Hepatitis A outbreak at New Jersey golf club affects nearly two dozen people, one individual ‘seriously ill’

At least 23 people — including one person who is “seriously ill,” according to the New Jersey Department of Health — have contracted hepatitis A from a food handler at the Mendham Golf & Tennis Club. Those sickened were likely exposed between June 9 and June 30 but were not

Deadly Flu Season Spurs New Push for Vaccinations

After the deadliest flu season in decades, U.S. public health officials Thursday called on the public to get vaccinated against the disease before this year’s season hits with full force. The 2017-18 flu season, which lasted from October through May, left about 80,000 people dead, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, MD, told reporters Thursday.