Infectious Diseases

Read: How Much Do You Actually Know About Hospital Security?

How Much Do You Actually Know About Hospital Security?

Put your hospital security knowledge to the test with this quiz that runs the gamut of important healthcare security topics.

Read: 1,000 Students, Staff Exposed to Measles at L.A. Colleges Asked to Stay Home

1,000 Students, Staff Exposed to Measles at L.A. Colleges Asked to Stay Home

Until those students and faculty members can provide proof of their immunization, they will remain under quarantine until further notice.

Read: Vaccine Exemptions Triple in California as Parents Doctor-Shop

Vaccine Exemptions Triple in California as Parents Doctor-Shop

A state senator, who is also a pediatrician, is sponsoring a new bill that would require the state health department to sign off on all medical exemptions.

Read: NYC Declares Measles Emergency, Orders Vaccinations for Some

NYC Declares Measles Emergency, Orders Vaccinations for Some

Residents over the age of six months who live in four specific Brooklyn ZIP codes must be vaccinated or face a fine of up to $1,000.

Read: Measles Outbreak in Wash. Anti-Vax Hotspot Prompts Public Health Emergency

Measles Outbreak in Wash. Anti-Vax Hotspot Prompts Public Health Emergency

Clark County, where an estimated 22 percent of students are not vaccinated, has confirmed 34 cases of measles since Jan. 1.

Read: HHS Releases 2019-2022 National Health Security Strategy

HHS Releases 2019-2022 National Health Security Strategy

The National Health Security Strategy outlines the top four health security threats facing the U.S. today and HHS’ plan to address these threats.

Read: Kids in U.S. ‘Hotspots’ Most Susceptible to Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

Kids in U.S. ‘Hotspots’ Most Susceptible to Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

In one southern Idaho county, 27 percent of the kindergarten population did not receive childhood vaccinations in the 2016-2017 school year.

Read: Puyallup Nurse Stole Drugs, May Have Infected Patients with Hepatitis C

Puyallup Nurse Stole Drugs, May Have Infected Patients with Hepatitis C

Two infected patients received injectable narcotics from the nurse who admitted to diverting the drugs and also tested positive for hepatitis C.

Read: Flu Epidemic Closes Schools in at Least 14 States

Flu Epidemic Closes Schools in at Least 14 States

One elementary school in Oregon was closed for a week after 43 percent of its students and staff were affected by the flu.

Read: Hospitals See Significant Increase in Flu Patients, Deaths

Hospitals See Significant Increase in Flu Patients, Deaths

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says the U.S. is at peak flu season and warns of several more weeks of significant flu activity.

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