At least six multistate foodborne illness outbreaks are going on now, according to federal health officials, prompting recalls aimed at preventing further problems.
"Always wash your hands after handling live poultry." That's the reminder from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week due to another outbreak of salmonella from backyard chickens.
If polio is near extinction, why do outbreaks still pop up in places where the disease was thought to be long gone? The answer is complicated.
A team of scientists has identified factors that might lead to an emerging infectious disease, including viruses, animals and their locations, in research published Wednesday in the journal Nature.