Checkup Newsroom (Infectious)

2018
May
03,
2018
| 06:00 PM America/Chicago
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported the first death connected to the recent E. coli outbreak that has expanded to half of the United States.  The CDC says 121 cases of E. coli have been reported in 25 states, related t...
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2015
April
27,
2015
| 04:30 PM America/Chicago
Healthy 5 year olds shouldn’t be placed in danger, simply because they walked in a park. But they are. Children run the risk of contracting diseases such as HIV, hepatitis C and hepatitis B, all because “dirty” hypodermic needles were tossed on the g...
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2014
June
27,
2014
| 03:54 PM America/Chicago
A mosquito has tested positive for West Nile virus in Tarrant County for the first time in 2014, according to the Tarrant County Public Health Department.The mosquito was recently trapped in Benbrook, near the southwestern border of Fort Worth, and t...
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June
23,
2014
| 06:37 PM America/Chicago
Already in 2014, 14 cases of rabies have been seen at Cook Children’s, with 11 dog cases and three skunk exposures. In the years from 2011 to 2013, 168 cases were treated at Cook Children’s, with animals including dogs, cats, bats, rats, cows, ferret...
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May
20,
2014
| 04:42 PM America/Chicago
Marc Mazade, an Infectious Disease specialist at Cook Children’s, first heard about Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) at a presentation last year.While Dr. Mazade says the attack rate of MERS seems low compared to other respiratory illnesses, h...
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April
25,
2014
| 06:04 PM America/Chicago
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported 129 cases of measles, the highest number  in the United States since 1996. The CDC states that from Jan. 1-April 18, 2014 a total of 129 cases of measles were recorded in this country....
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April
16,
2014
| 07:20 PM America/Chicago
A live, fluffy bunny, fuzzy chicks or dyed eggs can add fun and excitement to children's Easter baskets. But beware parents - these cute little treats could cause your child to get sick. ...
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