A rumored flu epidemic centered on the Maricopa County Jail is false, officials say, and a move to prohibit jail visitors from wearing face masks is merely to avoid possible panic. Calls were flooding in all day on Thursday about the rumor, which was apparently spread by some defense lawyers in ema ... More >>
The "bloody diarrhea outbreak" that county officials linked to E. coli at a Federico's Mexican Food location has sickened 52 people, according to the county health department.According to the Maricopa County Public Health, 18 of those 52 people have been hospitalized.
Here's something that sounds horrifying: Maricopa County health officials say there's a "bloody diarrhea outbreak" in the west Valley.Dr. Bob England, director of the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, says the 11 people who have reported this illness so far all know each other.
A medical technician arrested last week for allegedly infecting at least 30 patients with hepatitis C in New Hampshire previously worked at two Arizona hospitals, according to the Maricopa County Department of Public Health.David Matthew Kwiatkowski, 32, was arrested by federal authorities July 19, ... More >>
Image: Wikimedia Commons Maricopa County health officials denied reports by the Sheriff's Office that 160 jail inmates had been quarantined two months ago because of four illegal immigrants with chicken pox. Officials also downplayed a news release issued by Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office last ... More >>
Image: Wikimedia CommonsLowell Elementary School in Phoenix has been close by health officials until May 26 because of an outbreak of "influenza like illness."Swine flu could be the cause, but no tests are planned. The virus, officials have decided, has a weak punch. Still, "as a precaution," Lowell ... More >>
Dr. Bob England Health officials are starting to suspect the swine flu virus first reported in Mexico won't hurt people more than a regular flu. If officials can confirm that, the news might end the rash of recent school closures. Bob England, director of the Maricopa County Dep ... More >>
Image: Wikicommons Two more Valley schools will close for seven days after students were found to have swine flu, but health officials say all four known Arizona swine flu cases have been mild. (Note: This article was updated at 3:40 p.m.) The two schools are Tarwater ... More >>
Image: www.wesdschools.orgMoon Mountain Elementary School Health officials closed a Phoenix elementary school today following a confirmed case of swine flu, but experts say they're not "overly worried" because United States illnesses have been mild.A child from Moon Mountain Elementary School in Nor ... More >>