Centers for Disease Control and Prevention News

University of Maryland Says 22 Confirmed Cases of Adenovirus

More cases of a respiratory virus have been confirmed at the University of Maryland, College Park, where a freshman died of complications from the virus last month. The director of the university’s health center said Friday there were 22 confirmed …

5 Things Not to do This Thanksgiving

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After ‘Brain-Eating Amoeba’ Death, Texas Surf Resort Closed for Testing

A landlocked surf resort in Central Texas closed on Sept. 23 after a man who visited died from what is commonly known to as a “brain-eating amoeba.” The Waco Tribune-Herald reports Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is testing BSR …

34 Sickened by Salmonella Outbreak in Southeast Missouri County

A southeast Missouri county is investigating a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 34 people. The Southeast Missourian reports that the cause hasn’t been determined. Perry County Health Department communicable disease coordinator Sheila Hahs says the agency began receiving worrying numbers …

Michigan’s Kellogg Company Recalls Honey Smacks Due to Salmonella Potential

The Kellogg Company, based in Battle Creek, Mich., is voluntarily recalling some of its Honey Smacks cereal after salmonella infected 73 people in 31 states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says most of the outbreaks were in California, …

Judge Denies McKesson Bid to Keep Lawsuit Out of West Virginia County

The nation’s largest prescription drug distributor has lost its bid to keep a lawsuit out of a West Virginia county. News outlets report a judge rejected McKesson’s claim that it has no duty under state law to refuse to ship …

Kentucky Launches Website to Help Fight Opioid Abuse

State officials have announced an online tool to join Kentucky’s fight against opioid drug abuse. Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration says the website – FindHelpNowKY.org – allows people to search in real-time for a local substance use disorder treatment center. The …

West Virginia’s Drug Overdose Rate Highest in Nation, Again

West Virginia still leads the nation in the rate of drug overdose deaths. The Register-Herald reports the latest data from the National Center for Health Statistics shows the age-adjusted rate of drug overdose deaths in West Virginia is 52 per …

Pharmacist in Deadly Meningitis Outbreak Cleared of Murder

A pharmacist at a facility whose tainted drugs sparked a nationwide meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people was cleared Wednesday of murder but was convicted of mail fraud and racketeering. Jurors said prosecutors failed to prove Glenn Chin was responsible …

Chipotle to Reopen Virginia Restaurant After Norovirus Reports

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. said it will reopen a Virginia restaurant on Wednesday, two days after it was closed due to reports that several customers had fallen ill with suspected norovirus. Shares of the restaurant chain tumbled more than 4 …