The Daily Northwestern

Qaseem: Smoking around children should be illegal

Yaqoob Qaseem, Columnist

April 6, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Thankfully, we live in a society where people go to jail for harming others. If an individual decided to rampage through the streets dousing innocent bystanders with caustic acid, he would undoubtedly be subjected to severe legal...

Adults should get measles vaccine, Feinberg professor says

Emily Chin, Assistant Campus Editor

February 5, 2015

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

With the recent outbreak of measles, a Feinberg professor suggested adults get the measles vaccine if they don't know if they are up to date. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 60 percent of the people af...

Illness at Washington Elementary School identified as norovirus

Stephanie Kelly, Assistant City Editor

November 9, 2014

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories

The illness that caused students and staff to fall sick at Washington Elementary School last month has been identified as the highly contagious norovirus, according to a letter sent out to parents and guardians of Evanston/Sk...

Second ETHS student diagnosed with whooping cough this year

Paige Leskin, City Editor

October 21, 2014

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

A student at Evanston Township High School has been diagnosed with whooping cough, according to a letter sent out Monday to students' parents. This is the second case at the school this year. The student, who has been diagnosed...

ETHS student diagnosed with whooping cough

Paige Leskin, Reporter

August 28, 2014

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

A student who attended summer activities at Evanston Township High School was diagnosed with whooping cough, a highly contagious illness, according to a letter sent out to students’ parents Tuesday. The student was diagnosed...

Illinois resident confirmed third US person with MERS virus

Bailey Williams, Assistant City Editor

May 21, 2014

Filed under City, National, State

An Illinois resident was the third person in the United States confirmed to have the virus which causes Middle East respiratory syndrome, a May 16 test revealed. MERS is caused by Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus,...

Few reported Northwestern flu cases amid national epidemic

Lauren Caruba, Assistant Campus Editor

January 15, 2013

Filed under Administration, Campus

Although this flu season has been classified as a national epidemic, with cases reported widespread in nearly every state, the current situation at Northwestern may be much less severe, according to University Health Service. John...

Nationwide outbreak of West Nile virus prompts local measures

Susan Du, City Editor

August 28, 2012

Filed under City

The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District has scheduled adult mosquito spraying operations in response to one of the largest outbreaks of West Nile virus in U.S. history. The adult mosquito control program is “only undertaken...