Hong Kong officials said a patient suffering from coronavirus died early Tuesday, the second death reported outside mainland China.
China's death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus rose to 41 Friday as 15 more were reported dead from the infection, while a Chicago woman was hospitalized with coronavirus becoming the second confirmed case in the U.S.
Health officials in Texas and California are testing patients for the coronavirus, after people returned from Wuhan, China, with respiratory symptoms.
Dozens of people have been hospitalized and many more reported ill with food poisoning after eating romaine lettuce contaminated with E. coli. The FDA continues to investigate.
Chinese media outlets reported 96 cases of brucellosis were confirmed as of December 7, following an outbreak at the Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued an advisory cautioning both consumers and sellers to avoid romaine lettuce grown in the Salinas, California region amid a multi-state E. coli outbreak.
The recall affects products sold under the brand names Del Monte, HEB, Hungryroot, Kroger Organic, Mann's, Marketside, O Organics, Signature Farms, Sysco and Trader Joe's.
"Whether they be natural, accidental, or deliberate, infectious disease outbreaks can cause significant harm to health, peace, and prosperity if countries are not adequately prepared," an author of the assessment said.
Eastern equine encephalitis is a potentially fatal virus native to the eastern part of the United States which is spread by infected mosquitoes.
The salmonella bacteria can cause symptoms including diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps, according to the CDC.
Twenty children died in just 24 hours over the weekend, as authorities deal with one of the worst outbreaks in recent years.
The anti-vaccine lobby has only grown more powerful as measles spreads across the U.S. Unless congressional action is taken, other vaccine-preventable diseases are likely to rise.
764 cases of measles have been reported across the country since January 1.
National Chief Medical Officer Merlene Fredericks-James said the risk of an outbreak was too great to allow staff or guests to disembark.
"I worry about the potential student who maybe was unable to be vaccinated due to an underlying medical problem, such as people with immune deficiencies."
Public health officials in both states have encouraged citizens to get vaccinated against the highly contagious liver infection.
Those who fail to obey the vaccination order face a fine of up to $1,000.
Measles cases have been confirmed in 12 states.
With measles outbreaks in multiple states and growing backlash against the anti-vaccination movement, Washington Health Secretary John Wiesman urged lawmakers and concerned Americans to take action.
Many great encounters in world history, including Cortés's clash with the Aztec empire, had less to do with weaponry, tactics and strategy than with the ravages of disease.
Mumps, which the MMR vaccine can prevent, can cause complications, including brain swelling and meningitis.
Health officials in New York state have launched an "aggressive, multipronged" attack against the disease.
Scientists identified anti-vaccination hot spots in 12 states.
Until the 1990s, the disease would kill 500,000 children every year.
Last year, the U.S. saw the second-highest rates of measles since the disease was eliminated in 2000, partly due to parents not getting their children immunized.