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CDC: U.S. Seeing Largest Measles Outbreak Since 2000 : NPR

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report 695 measles cases in 22 states. “This is the greatest number of cases reported in the United States since measles was eliminated from this country in 2000,” according to a CDC statement issued late Wednesday. The agency attributed the high number of cases primarily …

Germ in raw milk, poultry now tops food poisoning list

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government’s latest report card on food poisoning suggests that a germ commonly linked to raw milk and poultry is surpassing salmonella at the top of the culprit list. The report counts cases in only 10 states for nine of the most common causes of …

Ouch! Flu spray fails again, panel urges shot instead

NEW YORK (AP) — The nasal spray version of the annual flu vaccine failed to protect kids again last year, the latest in a string of failures that has prompted an expert panel to recommend that doctors stop giving it to patients. Health officials reported Wednesday that the spray performed …