Center for Disease Control and Prevention

A flu shot being administered. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

LA County orders healthcare workers to get flu shots

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles County’s top public health official today ordered all healthcare personnel in acute care hospitals and other licensed medical facilities to get a flu shot or wear a protective mask. […]

10/15/2013

This combo of images provided by the Center for Disease Control shows the Naegleria fowleri amoeba in the cyst stage, left, trophozoite stage, center and the  flagellated stage, right.  (AP Photo/Center For Disease Control)

Brain-eating amoeba rattles nerves in La. parish

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — While officials try to pin down the source of a deadly amoeba found in the water supply of a suburban New Orleans community, bottled water sales in St. Bernard Parish have […]

09/20/2013

A basket of medical supplies await storage. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Drug-resistant bacteria are common killers

ATLANTA (AP) — For the first time, the government is estimating how many people die from drug-resistant bacteria each year — more than 23,000, or about as many as those killed annually by flu. The […]

09/16/2013

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