Centers For Disease Control
There is a lot of hype and speculation surrounding the Enterovirus D68, so the KDKA Afternoon News looks to help set the record straight.
A respiratory virus is affecting children across the country and experts say this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Officials with the Pennsylvania Department of Health have confirmed three cases of the respiratory illness, Enterovirus 68, in the state.
Asthma is a lifelong disease that can cause wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath, but experts say not everyone diagnosed with asthma actually has it.
A sixth death from legionella bacteria — possibly linked to the Veterans Administration Hospital in Pittsburgh — has prompted U.S. Sen. Bob Casey to call on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to re-examine all cases of legionnaire’s disease in the Pittsburgh area.
A Congressional committee is looking into the recent Legionnaires’ outbreak at several Pittsburgh-area VA hospitals.
Leafy greens are good for you, right? They are, if they are well-washed. The CDC has published which foods are most linked to outbreaks, and leading the pack is produce, which causes nearly half the illnesses.
Republican politicians continue to work against HPV vaccination despite its ability to prevent thousands of cases of cervical cancer and resulting deaths.
A new study from the Centers for Disease Control finds that each year nearly 100,000 adults older than 65 end up in the emergency room because of the wrong combination or dose of their medications.
Americans are living longer, but still fight the usual battles. Life expectancy in the U.S. is at an all time high: 78.2 years.