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Laura Kelly

Laura Kelly

Laura Kelly is a general assignment and health reporter for The Washington Times. Before moving to DC, Laura was the editor of The Jerusalem Post Magazine, reporting from Israel and the Middle East from 2012 to 2016. She is a graduate of Fordham University in the Bronx, NY. Email Laura at [email protected].

Articles by Laura Kelly

This 1975 file microscope image made available by the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows chlamydia trachomatis bacteria magnified 200 times. (Dr. E. Arum, Dr. N. Jacobs/CDC via AP, File)

California marks record high STD's in 2017

California recorded record numbers of new infections of sexually transmitted diseases in 2017, with nearly 300,000 cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis, according to a report by the state health department and published Monday. Published May 15, 2018

FILE - This undated photo shows romaine lettuce in Houston. On Wednesday, May 2, 2018, U.S. health officials said California reported the first death in a national food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce. (Steve Campbell/Houston Chronicle via AP)

CDC confirms first death from E. Coli outbreak

At least one person has died and over 120 sickened in a multi-state E. Coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday. Published May 2, 2018