Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delaware News: Sussex County Man Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

DOVER, DE – The Division of Public Health (DPH) is announcing that a 60-year-old Sussex County man has tested positive for the state’s first human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in 2018.  The man was briefly hospitalized for illness in July and after a preliminary positive test result from the DPH Laboratory in Smyrna, … Continue reading Delaware News: Sussex County Man Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

Reports: HUD failed to track lead paint cases, ensure fixes

WASHINGTON/June 25, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — Two federal reports released this month blast the Department of Housing and Urban Development for failing to have procedures to adequately protect children in subsidized housing against lead paint exposure. The reports, from the Government Accountability Office and HUD’s Office of Inspector General, paint a portrait of an agency without … Continue reading Reports: HUD failed to track lead paint cases, ensure fixes

Authorities still unclear on what caused CDC worker to drown

ATLANTA|April 5, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Now that authorities have found the body of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employee who disappeared more than seven weeks ago, they will focus on piecing together his final moments. Timothy Cunningham’s body was found by fishermen partially submerged in water and mud on the west bank of the … Continue reading Authorities still unclear on what caused CDC worker to drown

ATLANTA | Police: Missing CDC worker drowned; no sign of foul play

ATLANTA | April 5, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) An employee for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who was reported missing more than six weeks ago drowned, and there were no signs of foul play, authorities said Thursday. Timothy Cunningham’s body was found Tuesday partially submerged in water and mud on the west bank of the … Continue reading ATLANTA | Police: Missing CDC worker drowned; no sign of foul play

Trump focus on mental health after school shooting denounced

/February 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Frustration is mounting in the medical community as the Trump administration again points to mental illness in response to yet another mass shooting. “The concept that mental illness is a precursor to violent behavior is nonsense,” said Dr. Louis Kraus, forensic psychiatry chief at Chicago’s Rush University Medical College. “The … Continue reading Trump focus on mental health after school shooting denounced

Fitbit tracks your steps; now it wants to chart your Zs, too

NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — Fitbit, whose devices encourage people to walk 10,000 steps each day, now wants to put them to sleep as well. The company said data collected by the millions of Fitbit trackers in use show that people are averaging less than seven hours of sleep a night, the amount recommended by the … Continue reading Fitbit tracks your steps; now it wants to chart your Zs, too