Infectious diseases

FILE - This undated photo shows romaine lettuce in Houston. On Friday, June 1, 2018, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it wasn’t able to identify a contamination source for an E. coli outbreak that prompted it to warn people to avoid romaine lettuce in the fall of 2018. (Steve Campbell/Houston Chronicle via AP)
February 13, 2019 - 5:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. food regulators say they weren't able to identify a contamination source for a food poisoning outbreak that prompted them to warn people to avoid romaine lettuce this fall . The Food and Drug Administration says it wasn't able to determine how a water reservoir on a Santa...
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In this Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 photo provided by Dr. Susan Huang of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, researcher Raheeb Saavedra demonstrates how to use a medicated ointment for a study on preventing superbug infections. Hospitalized patients who harbor superbugs can cut their risk of developing full-blown infections if they swab medicated goo in their nose and use special soap and mouthwash for six months after going home, a study published on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 finds. (Susan Huang via AP)
February 13, 2019 - 4:01 pm
A new study shows a way people can cut their risk of developing a dangerous superbug infection after leaving the hospital. Patients who were found to carry bacteria called MRSA on their skin or in their nose while in the hospital were less likely to develop a full-blown infection if they followed a...
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FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2015 file photo, Ozzy Osbourne poses for photographers upon arrival at the Pride of Britain Awards 2015 in London. ocker Ozzy Osbourne is in a hospital. Sharon Osbourne wrote on Twitter Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, the 70-year-old was admitted “following some complications from the flu.” She wrote doctors believe “this is the best way to get him of a quicker road to recovery.”(Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
February 07, 2019 - 7:54 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ozzy Osbourne is in a hospital for some complications from the flu. The 70-year-old rocker's wife, Sharon Osbourne, wrote on Twitter Wednesday that doctors believe "this is the best way to get him on a quicker road to recovery." It was announced last week that the United Kingdom...
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February 07, 2019 - 12:45 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese investigators said Thursday tests on a batch of a plasma product feared to have been contaminated with HIV have turned up negative for the virus that causes AIDS. The result appears to have headed off the possibility of yet another scandal involving medical products in the...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 17, 2018, file photo, Dr. Bernadith Russell hugs a friend as the statue of Dr. J. Marion Sims, is removed from New York's Central Park. Sims was known as the father of modern gynecology, but critics say his use of enslaved African-American women as experimental subjects was unethical. Russell, a gynecologist, said at the time she was in medical school, "He was held up as the father of gynecology with no acknowledgement of the enslaved women he experimented on." (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
February 06, 2019 - 3:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The racist photo on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's yearbook page wasn't the only thing that disgusted Monifa Bandele. She was especially appalled that the image was published as he was graduating from medical school on his way to becoming a pediatrician. The 1984 photo has stirred a...
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February 06, 2019 - 2:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania's health department says Ebola has been ruled out as the cause of a patient's illness at a Philadelphia hospital. Penn Medicine had said the patient at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania was being tested for the potentially deadly illness even though...
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Members of Congress cheer after President Donald Trump acknowledges more women in Congress during his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 05, 2019 - 10:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's State of the Union address (all times local): 11 p.m. Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacy Abrams is declaring that the recent partial federal government shutdown was "a stunt engineered by the president of the United States."...
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February 04, 2019 - 11:06 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — An international group of public health experts on Monday called on the World Health Organization to convene an emergency committee to consider declaring Congo's Ebola outbreak an international public health emergency. The group of experts wrote in the Lancet that such a call...
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FILE - This Feb. 6, 2015, file photo, shows a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine on a countertop at a pediatrics clinic in Greenbrae, Calif. A measles outbreak near Portland, Ore., has revived a bitter debate over so-called “philosophical” exemptions to childhood vaccinations as public health officials across the Pacific Northwest scramble to limit the fallout from the disease. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee last week declared a state of emergency because of the outbreak on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
February 01, 2019 - 5:31 pm
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A measles outbreak near Portland, Oregon, has revived a bitter debate over so-called "philosophical" exemptions to childhood vaccinations as public health officials across the Pacific Northwest scramble to limit the fallout. At least 44 people in Washington and Oregon have...
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Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, informs the media about an update on WHO Ebola operations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) during a press conference, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
February 01, 2019 - 7:41 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The deadly Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo is marking six months with officials noting a worrying number of confirmed cases linked to health centers. Such infections are seen as a major problem that highlights poor practices and the risk of spread among patients and workers...
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