Infectious diseases

In this April 2019 photo provided by the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 2-year old Gael Jesus Pino Alva is held by his mother, Giannina Alva, at the hospital in Memphis. Gael was one of eight babies with "bubble boy disease" who have had it corrected by gene therapy that ironically was made from one of the immune system's worst enemies _ HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. (Peter Barta/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital via AP)
April 17, 2019 - 5:01 pm
Eight babies who were born without a working germ-fighting system had their disease corrected by a gene therapy that was made from one of the immune system's worst enemies — HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The boys had severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome, caused by lack of a gene that helps...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, April 8, 2019, shows the headquarters building of UNAIDS in Geneva, Switzerland. In a statement issued late Tuesday April 16, 2019, the U.S. government says it is “concerned” about allegations of misused funds at the U.N.’s AIDS agency after a report by The Associated Press earlier this week revealed ongoing financial and sexual misconduct problems at the agency.(AP Photo/Jamey Keaten, FILE)
April 17, 2019 - 7:13 am
LONDON (AP) — The U.S. government has expressed concern about allegations of misused funds at the U.N.'s AIDS agency after a report by The Associated Press this week revealed ongoing financial and sexual misconduct problems at the agency. In a statement late Tuesday, the U.S. State Department said...
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Congo's president, Felix Tshisekedi, center, visits an Ebola treatment centre in Beni, Eastern Congo, Tuesday April.16, 2019. Congo's president on Tuesday said he wants to see a deadly Ebola virus outbreak contained in less than three months even as some health experts say it could take twice as long. (AP Photo/Al-hadji Kudra Maliro)
April 16, 2019 - 5:13 pm
BENI, Congo (AP) — Congo's president said Tuesday that he wants an Ebola virus outbreak that already has become the country's second-deadliest contained in less than three months, although some health experts estimate it could take twice as long. President Felix Tshisekedi set the timeline while...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2019, file photo, a woman receives a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that U.S. measles cases have surged this year, and at this pace will set a record for most illnesses in 25 years. Nearly two-thirds of the cases reported have been in New York, and most of those have been unvaccinated people in Orthodox Jewish communities. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
April 15, 2019 - 11:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. measles cases have surged again, and are on pace to set a record for most illnesses in 25 years. Health officials on Monday said 555 measles cases have been confirmed so far this year, up from 465 as of a week ago. While 20 states have reported cases, New York has been the...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept 9, 2018 file photo, a health worker sprays disinfectant on his colleague after working at an Ebola treatment center in Beni, eastern Congo. Top Red Cross official Emanuele Capobianco said Friday April 12, 2019, that he's "more concerned than I have ever been" about the possible regional spread of the Ebola virus in Congo after a recent spike in cases. (AP Photo/Al-hadji Kudra Maliro, File)
April 13, 2019 - 7:33 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The World Health Organization has decided that the latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Congo is not yet a global health emergency , causing frustration among some health experts. With multiple rebel groups active in the region, wary communities sometimes resisting...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept 9, 2018 file photo, a health worker sprays disinfectant on his colleague after working at an Ebola treatment center in Beni, eastern Congo. Top Red Cross official Emanuele Capobianco said Friday April 12, 2019, that he's "more concerned than I have ever been" about the possible regional spread of the Ebola virus in Congo after a recent spike in cases. (AP Photo/Al-hadji Kudra Maliro, File)
April 12, 2019 - 3:07 pm
GENEVA (AP) — The ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo does not yet warrant being declared a global emergency but is of "deep concern," the World Health Organization said Friday. Following a meeting of its expert committee, the U.N. health agency called for efforts to be redoubled to stop the deadly...
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April 10, 2019 - 7:01 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona lawmakers on Wednesday took a major step toward repealing a 1991 law that bars HIV and AIDS instruction that "promotes a homosexual lifestyle," a move prompted by the filing of a lawsuit by LGBT groups. The 55-5 House vote on a repeal came a day after Republican Attorney...
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April 10, 2019 - 6:33 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on a move by Arizona lawmakers to repeal a law barring HIV education that "promotes a homosexual lifestyle." (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The Arizona House has approved the repeal of a 1991 law barring HIV and AIDS instruction that "promotes a homosexual lifestyle"...
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A woman, right, who identified herself as Ester, passes a group of boys, Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York. Ester says that she does not believe that the measles vaccination is safe. The city health department ordered all ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools in a neighborhood of Brooklyn on Monday to exclude unvaccinated students from classes during the current measles outbreak. In issuing the order, the health department said that any yeshiva in Williamsburg that does not comply will face fines and possible closure.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
April 10, 2019 - 1:10 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In a rare order, New York City is requiring residents of a heavily Orthodox Jewish neighborhood to be vaccinated for measles. Now the question is how officials intend to enforce that demand. Authorities plan to start by asking people sickened in the city's biggest measles outbreak...
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FILE - This Wednesday, March 27, 2019 file photo shows a sign explaining the local state of emergency because of a measles outbreak at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y. Measles is spread through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It's so contagious that 90 percent of people who aren't immunized are infected if exposed to the virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
April 09, 2019 - 10:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City declared a public health emergency Tuesday and ordered mandatory vaccinations for measles in a part of Brooklyn that is home to a large Orthodox Jewish community. The city took the unusual step amid a surge of 285 measles cases in the city since September, most in one...
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