Latest U.S. Center for Disease Control Stories
The CDC recently announced that the prescription drug methadone accounted for over 30 percent of prescription painkiller overdose deaths, even though there were only two percent of painkiller prescriptions in the U.S. in 2009.
2011 saw the highest number of cases of measles, the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported recently. 222 cases were reported last year, and 27 U.S cases have already been reported this year.
The Mexican fast food chain Taco Bell has now been connected to an outbreak of salmonella that occurred in October and November of last year and affected some 68 people across 10 states.
Health officials reported Tuesday that two children in California had been infected with a previously unidentified strain of swine flu. Medical experts remain unsure as to what percentage of the population may be susceptible to infection.