Infectious diseases

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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August 30, 2018 - 1:20 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says nearly 120,000 suspected cases of cholera were reported in conflict-wracked Yemen between January and mid-August and the pace has been increasing. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters Thursday that although the 120,000 figure is lower than...
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August 27, 2018 - 7:13 am
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's government is rejecting trade union calls to delay the start of the new school year because of a cholera outbreak that has caused two deaths and infected dozens. Health Minister Mokhtar Hasbellaoui insisted that "the situation is completely under control." Speaking...
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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 - 5:12 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 - 8:32 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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FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2018 file photo, a child receives a measles vaccination in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazil's health officials said Friday, Aug. 24, that more than 4 million children still need to be vaccinated against measles. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, FILE)
August 24, 2018 - 1:10 pm
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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