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  • 78 People Now Infected in U.S. Measles Outbreak

    By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The number of people infected with measles linked to the outbreak at Disney amusement parks in southern California now stands at 78, health officials reported Friday. The overwhelming majority of cases — 68 — have been reported in California. Most of those people hadn’t gotten the measles-mumps-rubella, [...]

  • 70 People Now Infected in U.S. Measles Outbreak

    By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The number of people infected with measles linked to the outbreak at Disney amusement parks in Southern California now stands at 70, health officials reported Thursday. The overwhelming majority of cases — 62 — have been reported in California, and most of those people hadn’t gotten [...]

  • Viruses May Play Role in Crohn’s Disease, Colitis: Study

    FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Viruses may play a role in inflammatory bowel diseases, including the two most common types, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, a new study reveals. Previous research has linked these bowel diseases with a lower variety of bacteria in the gut, according to the researchers. In this new study, people with [...]

  • Disneyland Measles Outbreak Shows How Quickly Disease Can Resurface

    Fifteen years after measles was declared eliminated in the United States, the recent outbreak traced to two Disney parks in California illustrates how quickly a resurgence can occur.

  • Antibiotics for Traveler’s Diarrhea May Spur Growth of Superbugs: Study

    THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The overuse of antibiotics to treat travelers’ diarrhea may contribute to the spread of drug-resistant superbugs, a new study suggests. Antibiotics should be used to treat travelers’ diarrhea only in severe cases, said the study authors. The study was published online Jan. 22 in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. “The great [...]

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