Federal health officials say more than 21,000 people got whooping cough last year, many of them children and teens. That’s the highest number since 2005 and among the worst years in more than 50 years.
Officials from the Centers for Disease Control say the outbreak is likely a milder form of Legionnaires’ disease known as Pontiac fever.
If you’re sniffling and sneezing your way through early 2011, you’re not alone.
Doctors are reporting an alarming rise in strokes among young and middle-aged Americans even as the disease declines among older people.
Fluoridation has been fought for decades by people who worried about its effects, including conspiracy theorists who feared it was a plot to make people submissive to government power.
The flu season is just getting under way, and health officials say already about 1 in 3 Americans have gotten vaccinated.
Despite the re-emergence of measles in the Southland, officials say many parents are opting not to vaccinate their child over increased fears of links to autism.
The Centers for Disease Control says there are 33 million young Americans who engaged in binge drinking in the last month.
Health officials say vaccination rates for toddlers remain high, but they are concerned about an overall drop in measles vaccinations.
Health officials are investigating an outbreak of typhoid fever that has been linked to a frozen tropical fruit product used to make smoothies.