- This year is on track to be one of the worst for measles, in more than a decade, and health officials say people who refuse to vaccinate their children are behind the increase. Here are the five things you need to know about measles. http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/05/health/measles-5-things/index.html.
- An estimated 48 million food-borne illnesses occur each year in the United States. Food-borne illnesses are caused by eating or drinking a contaminated food or beverage. When 2 or more people get the same illness from the same contaminated food or drink, the event is labeled a food-borne outbreak. There are more than 250 pathogens and toxins known to cause food-borne illness. Find out more about the risks and how to prevent them. http://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/investigations.html.
- The Centers for Disease Control's most current data shows this year's flu season has returned to an epidemic level. Records show 45 pediatric deaths, as compared to last year when 27 children died after having the flu. So, why is the 2014-2015 flu season worse than last year? This article can help you understand the science behind the flu vaccine. http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/16/health/new-flu-numbers/
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