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Essex strep A outbreak deaths rise to 13

A 13th patient has died from an outbreak of the invasive Group A Streptococcus (iGAS) bacterium in Essex. Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) said two cases found in the West Essex CCG area had been linked to the outbreak. One of the newly discovered patients has died, it said. The infection was discovered in… Read More »

Diarrhea-causing illness linked to swimming pools on the rise, CDC says

Not to spoil your summer pool fun, but outbreaks of “crypto,” a swimming-related diarrheal illness, are on the rise, according to a new report. From 2009 to 2017, there were nearly 450 outbreaks of crypto (short for cryptosporidiosis) reported in the U.S., which resulted in more than 7,400 illnesses, according to the report from the Centers for Disease Control… Read More »