December 5, 2012 5:51 PM
Here's an update to a story we brought you Sunday, illness still abounds at the Regent in Pueblo.
The assisted living facility says they are going through certain guidelines to help quarantine the building. They aren't releasing recent numbers, but this past weekend we reported 29 residents and seven staff... more »
October 30, 2012 8:32 PM
At least two dozen people have reported feeling sick after it's believed they drank contaminated water at a local medical building.
Memorial Hospital closed all of its outpatient facilities at the offices it leases inside the Printers Park Medical Plaza for the rest of the week. Additionally, a recorded... more »
May 1, 2012 7:10 PM
A Pueblo caterer has been shut down after 35 people got sick after eating their food. All Seasons Catering will remain closed until several conditions are met including training.
After a luncheon last week for the Pueblo Community Health Center about 35 of the 80 people there became ill.... more »
April 26, 2012 7:33 PM
The Pueblo City-County Health Department is investigating an illness that may have spread at a catered lunch Tuesday for the Pueblo Community Health Center.
The illness may have been spread through food, or human contact. At this point 27 of the 80 people who attended showed mild to moderate,... more »
March 2, 2012 7:35 AM
LONE TREE, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado community is on alert after a juvenile detainee who jumped from a vehicle taking him to a doctor's appointment went missing.
Lone Tree police say a 16-year-old male faked an illness Thursday while being driven to the doctor. After asking the driver... more »
February 9, 2012 6:27 AM
A person diagnosed with measles may have exposed others at Indianapolis' Super Bowl Village to the disease, according to Indiana health officials, who say they're not yet concerned about a widespread outbreak. Two cases of measles have been confirmed in Hamilton County, with another two suspected in Boone County. One... more »
October 2, 2011 8:56 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Outbreaks of listeria and other serious illnesses linked to tainted food are becoming more common, partly because much of what we eat takes a long and winding road from farm to fork.
A cantaloupe grown on a Colorado field may make four or five stops before... more »
September 2, 2011 2:40 PM
DENVER (AP) - Colorado health officials say listeria killed two people in the state last month as the number of cases spiked.
An epidemiologist for the state health department, Alicia Cronquist, said a total of nine people were sickened by listeria during August, compared with two in a typical... more »
August 8, 2011 7:21 PM
Before you take the family swimming, you should know a nasty bug is spreading in our area. At least five people in Pueblo have come down with an illness called Cryptosporidium.
Health experts say it's an illness that causes stomach cramps and diarrhea. The Pueblo City-County Health Department says... more »
August 6, 2011 3:01 PM
The Pueblo City-County Health Department is taking a waterborne parasite outbreak very seriously. They're posting warnings at every pool in the county, including public parks, hotels and gyms, all to warn residents about an outbreak of Cryptosporidium or "Crypto" for short.
The illness spreads through water and causes severe... more »
August 3, 2011 8:30 AM
State officials are testing for West Nile virus after monsoon rains brought mosquitoes out in force.
So far, Colorado officials have confirmed only one human case of the virus, which can cause flulike symptoms and sometimes death.
The Denver Post reports that a 47-year-old Longmont woman tested positive... more »
October 19, 2010 9:10 AM
The Food and Drug Administration is warning an Iowa egg company that it could be shut down if it doesn't clean up its act after recalling hundreds of millions of eggs this summer.
This month, the FDA sent a letter to the owner of Iowa's Wright County Egg, urging... more »
September 30, 2010 11:51 AM
Former President Jimmy Carter is getting ready to leave an Ohio hospital where he spent two days recovering from a viral infection doctors say likely gave him stomach problems.
Susan Christopher, spokeswoman for Cleveland's MetroHealth Medical Center, says the 85-year-old ex-president will leave the hospital between 12:30 p.m. and... more »
July 16, 2010 9:23 AM
A Longmont dairy connected to the illnesses of 30 people is being allowed to continue selling raw goat milk after complying with criteria set by county health officials.
Billy Goat Dairy owner Bill Campbell says he plans to resume selling the raw goat milk next week.
Boulder County... more »
July 12, 2010 8:38 AM
Larimer County health officials say a 39-year-old woman in LaPorte is the second Coloradan with a confirmed case of West Nile virus this year.
The woman, whose name wasn't released, is the first Larimer County resident diagnosed with the mosquito-borne disease this year. The Larimer County Department of Health... more »
June 29, 2010 10:51 PM
More than 50 campers and staff came down with the Norovirus at a camp in Black Forest last week. It happened at the La Foret camp. Lab tests just came back for the El Paso County Health Department to confirm the source of the illness.
Norovirus can cause vomiting... more »
June 25, 2010 6:38 PM
The El Paso County Health Department is investigating an illness that sickened people who have been at the LaForet Conference Center in Black Forest.
Susan Whelan from the Health Department says they were notified about the illnesses Thursday. It is gastrointestinal in nature. The Health Department is working to... more »
June 9, 2010 8:37 AM
It's the little things that often make food unsafe. And now, the government is looking to tighten the oversight of produce.
Worker hygiene, undetected animal contact and runoff from animal manure are often difficult to identify as the sources of food-borne illness -- something that's frustrated health authorities for... more »
June 7, 2010 8:02 PM
97 degrees! That's the new record high for June 7 in Colorado Springs. The old record was 95. Pueblo was hotter though. The Steel City reached a high of 101--tying the old record. Can you believe there are still two more weeks until the official start of summer! "We love... more »
June 7, 2010 11:43 AM
Here's what I'm working on today. Craig Eliot says we could have record heat today! 96 in Colorado Springs and 102 in Pueblo! Record highs are also quite possible today in La Junta, Lamar, Trinidad and even Alamosa! When the weather gets this hot emergency responders are busy treating people... more »
June 3, 2010 8:25 AM
A doctor says 11 workers who have been out on the Gulf of Mexico cleaning up oil from BP's blown-out well have been treated for symptoms that could be related to the oil.
Dr. Damon Dietrich says he has seen patients come through his emergency room at West Jefferson... more »
May 7, 2010 1:48 PM
Nebraska is monitoring an outbreak of mumps, with several cases linked to a basketball tournament in Columbus.
The Department of Health and Human Services reported Friday it's been notified of 20 confirmed or probable cases of mumps. So far, six of those cases have been confirmed by the state... more »
April 24, 2010 12:11 PM
Denver-area churches are launching a campaign to fight malaria. The launch of the Ten Thousand Nets campaign Sunday coincides with World Malaria Day. Denver Community Church pastor Michael Hidalgo says it's maddening that close to 1 million people die every year from a treatable, preventable disease. The campaign hopes to... more »
March 30, 2010 11:44 AM
Some were sick. Some blamed the snow. Others simply forgot. Nearly 40 people who failed to show up for jury duty in Huerfano County District Court in January and February were grilled Monday by Judge Claude Appel. He says they received contempt citations after their absences kept the court from... more »
March 15, 2010 8:04 PM
Despite budget cuts our local health departments are finding ways to keep up with restaurant inspections. While El Paso County admits they struggle to inspect every restaurant more than once a year. Pueblo is meeting those state requirements. Also, overall complaints of food borne illness in both counties are relatively... more »
March 15, 2010 2:18 PM
I just got done interviewing the Pueblo-City County Health Department about restaurant inspections. Here's what I found out. The health department inspects roughly 900 retail food establishments in Pueblo County every year. Each establishment is inspected once or twice a year, depending on the type of facility and food being... more »
March 15, 2010 11:44 AM
It's happened to many of us. You dine out and later experience nausea or some other type of stomach pains. Food poisoning. It often goes unreported, but an estimated 76 million Americans are sickened by foodborne illness each year, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So how often... more »
February 23, 2010 10:34 AM
A cruise line says about 350 people are responding well to medicine after getting sick on a cruise to the Caribbean that departed from South Carolina.
Celebrity Cruise spokeswoman Cynthia Martinez said Tuesday that 326 of the more than 1,800 passengers on the Celebrity Mercury began complaining Sunday of... more »
December 29, 2009 10:54 AM
As the number of new H1N1 swine flu cases decreases and the number of people immunized increases, public concern about swine flu has waned.
Only 40 percent of people in a recent Harvard survey say they are concerned that they or a family member will get sick from swine... more »
December 18, 2009 4:08 PM
The St. Louis Rams have returned to the practice field, a day after an undisclosed number of swine flu cases on the team forced them to cancel a workout. Running back Steven Jackson and quarterback Kyle Boller were among four players who missed Friday's outdoor workout due to flulike symptoms... more »
December 15, 2009 9:28 AM
A Colorado man who developed "popcorn lung" from regularly eating microwave popcorn and its artificial butter flavoring has settled his claims against a flavor developer. Documents filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Denver say Wayne Watson has settled claims against FONA International Inc., formerly Flavors of North America Inc.... more »
November 18, 2009 5:29 PM
A salmonella outbreak in Alamosa last year that killed one person and sickened an estimated 1,300 was the result of animal waste contaminating a concrete in-ground water storage tank that had several holes and cracks. That's according to a final report issued Wednesday by the Colorado Department of Public Health... more »
November 3, 2009 6:09 PM
A senior House lawmaker is asking Congress to guarantee paid sick leave to workers if their employer asks them to stay home with swine flu or a similar contagious illness. House Education and Labor Committee chairman George Miller says his measure would protect about 50 million workers with no paid... more »
November 2, 2009 12:31 PM
A federal health official says two deaths and 26 other illnesses may be linked to possibly contaminated ground beef recalled by a New York company. Lola Scott Russell, a spokeswoman for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says one of the deaths involved a New York adult with several... more »
October 26, 2009 6:45 PM
We dance to it, relax to it and sing to it. But music -- as it turns out -- can also be used to help rehabilate those with brain injuries and illnesses.
Stroke victim Sally Withers has had one wish for nine years -- more movement. She took that... more »
October 26, 2009 6:23 PM
Fremont County Public Health will offer the H1N1 vaccine to residents Tuesday, October 27th from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church located at the corner of 16th and Franklin in Cañon City.
The target groups for this clinic will be:
* children ages 6 months through 4... more »
October 26, 2009 11:40 AM
More Americans have been vaccinated against seasonal flu this fall than ever before by this time of year, federal health officials said Friday.
Sixty million people have gotten the winter flu vaccine - probably because they're paying more attention to flu warnings in general, thanks to swine flu. It's... more »
October 4, 2009 9:27 AM
The swine flu is causing a lot of people to panic, and some doctors say hysteria about the flu might be worse than the illness itself.
Dr. Richard Honaker, a family practice physician in Carrollton, Texas is getting lots of calls from parents worried their children may have the... more »
September 17, 2009 3:57 PM
Tens of thousands of dead birds are showing up along the shore of the Great Salt Lake. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources estimates 20,000 to 50,000 birds have died so far this year from avian botulism, a toxin that periodically plagues birds at the lake. Biologists say the outbreak... more »
September 17, 2009 12:48 PM
The percentage of college students who say they've been sick with flu-like symptoms was up 20% last week, compared with the week before.
Washington State University alone reports more than 2,500 students have fallen ill with the flu.
The new report -- from the American College Health Association... more »
September 17, 2009 11:24 AM
A Pueblo County resident has a confirmed case of West Nile virus, according to the Pueblo City-County Health Department, the first case of 2009. In addition, three horses in the county have tested positive.
"The individual that tested positive for West Nile virus is recovering at home and most... more »
September 14, 2009 7:58 PM
More cases of the H1N1 virus or swine flu are surfacing in Canon City. The cases seem to be leveling off in the middle school, less than two dozen were out sick on September 14, down from 100 students two weeks ago. However, now the virus is spreading elsewhere. Fifteen... more »
September 14, 2009 4:48 PM
New studies show that many people with swine flu may be able to spread the virus for a week or more after symptoms first appear. That's longer than some experts had thought. Health officials have been telling people to avoid contact with others for a day after their fever goes... more »
September 8, 2009 2:34 PM
The Fremont County Health Department says an illness sweeping through Canon City Middle School is the H1N1 virus or swine flu.
Becki Vettesse, Director of Public Health in Fremont County says three students tested positive for the virus. The test results came back Tuesday morning from a state health... more »
September 3, 2009 12:06 PM
A Swiss drugmaker says one of its swine flu vaccines may work with just one dose, rather than two as previously expected. That word from Novartis comes as China approved a swine flu vaccine which its producer, Sinovac, says will also work with just one dose. Most experts had thought... more »
September 2, 2009 2:42 PM
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