CNN – Zika spreads rapidly in India, with 94 cases confirmed

The number of people infected with the Zika virus in India has increased to 94 confirmed cases in the western state of Rajasthan, including 22 pregnant women, as of 17 October.

NPR – Grandma was right: Sunshine helps kill germs indoors

The study showed that the lit rooms had about half the viable bacteria (those that are able to grow), compared with dark rooms.

Buzzfeed News – Flea-borne typhus outbreak is spreading in Los Angeles, hitting the homeless population hard

In 2018 alone there have already been 63 cases of typhus in the county, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

The Washington Post – Parents of children with AFM warn about rare polio-like condition

A recent uptick in cases in the United States has put public health officials on alert and freaked out parents because of the severe symptoms that sometimes accompany it.

U.S. News & World Report – From injury to opioid: The unintended side effect of youth sports participation

Up to 15 percent of children received opioid prescriptions from health care providers for acute, minor and self-limiting conditions.