Public Health in the News (5/6/18 – 5/12/18)

By Grace Bellinger, NPHR Blog Editor


  • Central Australia is experiencing an outbreak of HTLV-1, an ancient disease related to HIV that can cause lymphoma and leukemia.
  • The Democratic Republic of Congo has declared a new Ebola outbreak, after 17 people died from hemorrhagic fever.
  • Large British study suggests an association between the use of antibiotics and an increased risk of kidney stones.


  • The FDA announced that there is a shortage of EpiPens, the emergency allergy medication, impacting the United States.
  • The E. coli outbreak is continuing to spread, with a total of 149 illnesses since the outbreak began in March.


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