Infectious diseases

September 26, 2018 - 2:49 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Congo's health ministry says efforts to contain the latest Ebola outbreak can resume Wednesday in a key community where a deadly rebel attack over the weekend caused work to be suspended. Civil society in Beni had demanded that commercial and other activity stop for five days to...
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September 13, 2018 - 6:24 am
LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Indian health authorities are rushing medical supplies to north Indian towns and villages where at least 50 people have died from fever over the past two weeks, topping the number of fever-related deaths over a three-month period last year. Patients suffering from fever and...
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In this Sept. 12, 2018, file photo, a Fonterra milk tanker drives into the Darfield factory near Christchurch, New Zealand. New Zealand's largest company, which sells dairy products, said Thursday, Sept. 13, it will completely review its business investments after a disastrous financial year saw it post its first-ever loss.(AP Photo/Mark Baker)
September 12, 2018 - 8:51 pm
WELLNGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's largest company, which sells dairy products, said Thursday it will completely review its business investments after a disastrous financial year saw it post its first-ever loss. Fonterra lost hundreds of millions of dollars on its investments in China and...
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A health worker attends to patients suffering from cholera symptoms at a local hospital in Harare, Tuesday, Sept, 11, 2018. A cholera emergency has been declared in Zimbabwe's capital after 20 people have died, the health minister said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
September 12, 2018 - 9:40 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's police said Wednesday that they are banning "public gatherings" in Harare in an effort to curb a cholera outbreak that has killed 21 people. Police spokeswoman Charity Charamba said in a statement Wednesday that the ban aims to alleviate "the continuous spread" of...
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September 10, 2018 - 6:16 am
ROME (AP) — Health authorities in northern Italy are investigating whether bacteria in the water supply is behind an outbreak of pneumonia that has afflicted more than 100 people. The Brescia public health authority issued a general advisory over the weekend for residents to take basic precautions...
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Peter Salama, WHO Deputy Director-General for Emergency Preparedness and Response, speaks about update on WHO Ebola operations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the one year mark of Rohingya crisis, at the European headquarters of the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
August 25, 2018 - 4:12 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's health ministry says two of the first 10 people to receive an experimental treatment for the Ebola virus in the latest outbreak have recovered, and monitoring could show what role the treatment played. The head of the World Health Organization on Saturday...
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Thomas Frieden, center, is seen during his arraignment in Brooklyn criminal court, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018 in New York. Frieden, the former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been arrested in New York on a sex abuse charge. (Reuters Photo/Lucas Jackson, Reuters Pool)
August 24, 2018 - 7:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the nation's most respected medical experts, who led the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, entered a courtroom on Friday in handcuffs, arrested on sexual-harassment charges after a woman accused him of grabbing her behind late one night last year. Dr. Thomas...
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August 24, 2018 - 10:51 am
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's health officials say more than 4 million children still need to be vaccinated against measles. More than 1,380 people have been infected in an outbreak linked to cases imported from Venezuela. To stop the disease's spread, Brazil's Health Ministry launched a campaign this...
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August 22, 2018 - 12:06 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations is warning of a possible "third wave" of the cholera epidemic in Yemen, which is already "the largest outbreak on record." U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Wednesday there have been more than 1.1 million suspected cases of cholera since April 2017, and...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, a child receives a measles vaccination in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The World Health Organization (WTO) said Monday Aug. 20, 2018, the number of measles cases in Europe jumped sharply during the first six months of 2018 with at least 37 people dead from the disease, and called for increased immunization rates to prevent an endemic. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, FILE)
August 20, 2018 - 12:16 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The World Health Organization says the number of measles cases in Europe jumped sharply during the first six months of 2018 and at least 37 people have died. The U.N. agency's European office said Monday more than 41,000 measles cases were reported in the region during the first half...
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