United States

19 articles
Unexpected Hepatitis A Outbreaks Spread Throughout the U.S.
Dec 15, 2017 | Jackie Sheridan

  In 2017, several states have experienced acute outbreaks of Hepatitis A, namely Michigan, Kentucky, Utah, Colorado, and California. Each state...

Mumps Outbreak in Arkansas Continues to Grow at Rapid Rate
Dec 9, 2016 | Jackie Sheridan

  A mumps outbreak in Arkansas continues to grow at an alarming rate. As of December 8th, the total number of suspected and confirmed cases of mumps...

Mumps: Making a Comeback
Mar 17, 2016 | Colleen Nguyen

Mumps are making a comeback on college campuses nationwide. On Friday, February 25, there were two lab-confirmed cases and three probable cases of...

Pacific Northwest Battles Whooping Cough
Jul 25, 2015 | Colleen Nguyen

As of July 14, 2015, whooping cough cases in Clark County, Washington have increased eleven-fold, resulting in health officials announcing that ‘...

Virus Crossing Oceans: Chikungunya in the Americas
Sep 29, 2014 | Tobi Skotnes

While countries in Africa are battling the current Ebola outbreak, the Western Hemisphere is battling a chikungunya outbreak that has reached record...

Update on Chikungunya in the Americas
Jun 18, 2014 | Alexandra Thomsen

Chikungunya, a mosquito-borne viral illness found for the first time in the Americas in December last year, has been spreading throughout Caribbean...

Antibiotics: The One Drug We Can’t Seem to Get Enough Of
Apr 24, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

Drugs are more expensive—and therefore more often out of reach for many Americans—than ever. This you probably already know. But there’s one type of...

U.S. Stockpile of Costly Smallpox Drug Deemed Unnecessary by Experts
Mar 15, 2013 | Lauren Edmundson

The U.S. government received its first shipment of an order of 2 million doses of smallpox medication last week. The government is stockpiling the...

Salmonella from Ground Turkey Leads to Widespread Recall in US
Aug 4, 2011 | Jane Huston

Salmonellosis has swept the nation, with 76 illnesses and 1 death identified across 26 states. Beginning March 9 and continuing into August, the U.S...

La Crosse Encephalitis case in North Carolina
Jul 1, 2011 | healthmap

Although West Nile Virus gets much of the press, mosquitoes carry other diseases as well. This week, North Carolina saw its first confirmed case of...

Equine Herpes Outbreak in Western States
May 25, 2011 | healthmap

Several horses have become sick with Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) and Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopahy (EHM) after attending a horse show in Utah. The...

White-nose syndrome reaches Nova Scotia and spreads in the United States
Apr 19, 2011 | Amy L. Sonricker Hansen

A Hunts County, Nova Scotia bat has tested positive for white-nose syndrome. The finding makes Nova Scotia the 4th Canadian province to see signs of...

Measles Outbreaks in 3 US States May Be Linked
Apr 8, 2011 | healthmap

Public health officials in Orange County Florida are reporting that tourists from Texas, Minnesota and Michigan have been diagnosed with measles...

Meningitis in Ghana and the United States
Mar 18, 2011 | healthmap

Fifteen people have died from meningitis in Ghana’s Upper West Region with over 100 cases reported. Ghana is located in the Meningitis Belt of sub-...

Measles in Review: USA, New Zealand, Angola, DR Congo
Mar 4, 2011 | healthmap

Measles is one of the leading causes of death in children and one of the most contagious diseases known.  Among susceptible people (those who are...

2010 Year-End Special Issue
Dec 29, 2010 | healthmap

Here at HealthMap, we are often focused on outbreaks happening right now. As the new year approaches, we reflect on some of the outbreaks of 2010....

Whooping Cough Cases Rising Throughout U.S.
Nov 23, 2010 | healthmap

In the past week, we have received alerts about whooping cough in numerous states, including Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, New York,...

Dengue in Brazil and Miami
Nov 17, 2010 | healthmap

Since January 2010, Brazil has seen a 90% increase in deaths from Dengue as compared to the same period last year.  Many of the deaths have been from...

Samples of Gouda Cheese Spread E. coli
Nov 9, 2010 | healthmap

Bravo Farms Dutch Style Raw Milk Gouda Cheese tainted with E. coli is believed to be responsible for illnesses in numerous states.  Between October...