CDC Estimates Costs of Waterborne Pathogens in the United States

Healthcare cost of infectious waterborne disease in the United States tops $3.3 billion, and more than 6,600 deaths are linked to illnesses spread by water, the CDC finds.

After Plumbing Code Setback, Georgia Health Officials Refocus Legionella Prevention Effort

New working group mulls regulatory options for dealing with America’s…

116 Confirmed Cases in North Carolina’s Largest Recorded Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

Outbreak investigation centers on a fairgrounds in North Carolina’s western foothills.

‘Alarming’ Increase in U.S. Hepatitis A Cases, CDC Reports

The resurgence of the viral liver disease hepatitis A is linked to drug use and homelessness.

Risks Grow for Deadliest U.S. Drinking Water Hazard

Reported cases of Legionnaires’ disease are surging upwards.

Diseases of Poverty Identified in Alabama County Burdened by Poor Sanitation

Study finds “shocking” incidence of parasite infections in Lowndes County.

Septic System Pollution Contributes to Disease Outbreaks

More research and funding is needed to help understand the severity By…

America’s Spreading Septic Threat

Failing septic systems produce disease outbreaks, algae blooms,…

The Stream, February 6: Lake Michigan Water Levels at Record Lows

Americas Water levels on Lake Michigan and Lake Huron have reached…

The Stream, January 16: Droughts and Floods Pose Public Health Risks

Public Health Floods linked to climate change, along with the…

Infographic: Wild Rice is Keystone Species for Upper Great Lakes Region

Wild Rice is an aquatic grass that is harvested annually for…

Cholera in Haiti — The Climate Connection

Researchers explain the correlation between environmental interactions and human health, as reported infections climb to 10,000 cases.