Infectious diseases

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2016 file photo, dawn approaches over the meat processing plant owned and run by Cargill Meat Solutions, in Fort Morgan, a small town on the eastern plains of Colorado. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2018, that the company has recalled more than 132,000 pounds of ground beef after a deadly E. coli outbreak. The beef was produced on June 21 and shipped to retailers nationwide under several brands. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
September 20, 2018 - 1:29 pm
FORT MORGAN, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado meatpacker is recalling more than 132,000 pounds (60,000 kilograms) of ground beef after an E. coli outbreak killed one person and sickened 17. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday the beef was produced and packaged at Cargill Meat Solutions in Fort...
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September 18, 2018 - 2:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday released a new biodefense strategy that it said takes a more comprehensive approach to preparing the nation for deliberate biological attacks and natural outbreaks of infectious disease. The goal of the strategy, which was required by Congress,...
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Zimbabwe Health Minister Obadiah Moyo washes his hands before entering a cholera quarantine area in Harare, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, after a cholera emergency was declared in Zimbabwe's capital following the deaths of more than 20 people. The deaths in Harare have many fearing a repeat of the outbreak that killed thousands in 2008.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
September 14, 2018 - 12:00 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's new government is battling criticism over a cholera outbreak that has killed at least 25 people. A crowdfunding initiative by the finance minister amid reports of government spending on new vehicles for Cabinet members has only swelled public anger. Some local non...
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September 13, 2018 - 7:24 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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September 12, 2018 - 9:23 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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September 11, 2018 - 6:44 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's health minister says a cholera emergency has been declared in the capital after 20 people have died. The deaths in Harare have many fearing a repeat of the outbreak that killed thousands at the height of the southern African country's economic problems in 2008...
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September 10, 2018 - 12:03 pm
ROME (AP) — Health authorities in northern Italy are investigating whether bacteria — including the one that causes Legionnaires' disease — inhaled from the water supply is behind an outbreak of pneumonia that has afflicted nearly 150 people. Experts said Monday that a single contamination but...
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September 06, 2018 - 4:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California agency has fined Disneyland, saying the theme park failed to properly maintain cooling equipment, leading three employees to acquire Legionnaire's disease. The Los Angeles Times reports Thursday that the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued...
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Emergency response crews gather outside a plane at New York's Kennedy Airport amid reports of ill passengers aboard a flight from Dubai, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
September 05, 2018 - 8:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A large commercial jet from Dubai caused a scare on Wednesday after a pilot radioed that it would be landing at New York's Kennedy Airport carrying several passengers and crew members who fell ill with flu-like symptoms. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
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September 05, 2018 - 10:00 am
BENI, Congo (AP) — Congo health officials say that a case of Ebola has been discovered in Butembo, a city of 1.4 million people in the country's northeast. Jessica Ilunga, a Ministry of Health communication officer, said Wednesday that Congo's government and the U.N. World Health Organization are...
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