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Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say there has been a breakthrough in the investigation into the outbreak of vaping-related lung injuries that has led to the deaths of 39 people and sickened more than 2,000 others.

Investigators announced Friday that they have detected a chemical compound called vitamin E acetate in all the samples of lung fluid collected from 29 patients who were hospitalized after vaping, suggesting a possible culprit for the spate of lung injuries that has swept across the U.S.

Hunters Beware: Deer Can Give People Tuberculosis

Oct 1, 2019
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The Centers for Disease Control announced last week that people can get a rare form of tuberculosis from deer.

According to WebMD, bovine tuberculosis is a rare type of the infection that was discovered in a 77-year-old Michigan hunter, who it is believed got sick by inhaling the germ while removing a dead deer’s infected organs.

Measles is on the rise again, all around the globe.

Though the number of people affected in the U.S. is still relatively low compared with the countries hardest hit, there are a record number of U.S. measles cases — more than 700, so far, in 2019, according to the CDC — the highest since the disease was eliminated in the U.S. back in 2000.

A surge in the number of babies born with syphilis in Texas reflects newly released national numbers from the Centers for Disease Control. Meanwhile, the number of cases in Bexar County has remained steady.


Kansas is one of several states experiencing an outbreak of bacterial infections linked to puppies sold at Petland stores. So far, five cases in Kansas have been reported.

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What has been referred to in the past few years as a “Nightmare” superbug, which up until now has been confined to hospitals, may have spread outside of health care facilities.

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North Texas and Oklahoma have been experiencing the worst mumps outbreak in years.

More than 300 Oklahomans have been diagnosed, in Canadian, McClain, Osage, Tulsa, Woods, Kay, and Garfield counties, according to KWTV.

Texas, meanwhile, has seen the worst outbreak in a decade after steady declines, reports KCEN.

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Almost half of overweight Americans don’t know they’re overweight, reports The Washington Post.