Fox – CDC warns of respiratory virus affecting kids and adults

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants to alert you about a respiratory infection that can affect your children and even some adults.

Contagion Live – Taking stock of 2018 and setting new goals for 2019: Public health watch

As 2018 draws to a close, we’ve decided to take a look at just how much has been accomplished in these key areas in the months since and also set some new goals for the coming year.

The New York Times – Trek into Congo forest reveals an Ebola crisis fueled by violence

Eastern Congo, teeming with no fewer than 100 armed groups, has been gripped by near-constant conflict since the uprising that led to its independence in 1960, as well as the 1994 genocide in neighboring Rwanda and the civil war soon after that eventually established the regime of Joseph Kabila.

The Washington Post – Jennie-O recalls more than 164,000 pounds of ground turkey in widening salmonella outbreak

Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales is recalling 164,210 pounds of raw turkey because of possible salmonella contamination, the Agriculture Department says.

Gizmodo – A New Jersey hospital could have exposed thousands of patients to HIV and hepatitis

An investigation by the New Jersey Department found that HealthPlus staff often failed to properly sterilize surgical tools between uses or otherwise neglected infection control procedures, raising the risk that patients could have gotten bloodborne infections.