Infectious diseases

In this May 22, 2018, photo, schoolchildren wash their hands to help contain the Ebola outbreak before entering a classroom in the north-western city of Mbandaka, in Congo. Congo's health ministry announced six new confirmed Ebola cases and two new suspected cases Tuesday as vaccinations entered a second day in an effort to contain the deadly virus in the city of more than 1 million. (Mark Naftalin/UNICEF via AP)
May 23, 2018 - 11:55 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Two infected patients who fled from an Ebola treatment center in a Congo city of 1.2 million people later died, an aid group said Wednesday while asserting that "forced hospitalization is not the solution to this epidemic." As the number of suspected Ebola cases continued to...
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In this photo taken Sunday, May 20, 2018, a team from Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) dons protective clothing and equipment as they prepare to treat Ebola patients in an isolation ward of Mbandaka hospital in Congo. Congo's health ministry announced Tuesday, May 22, 2018 six new confirmed cases of the Ebola virus and two new suspected cases while a vaccination effort enters its second day. (Louise Annaud/Medecins Sans Frontieres via AP)
May 22, 2018 - 6:13 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's health ministry announced six new confirmed Ebola cases and two new suspected cases Tuesday as vaccinations entered a second day in an effort to contain the deadly virus in a city of more than 1 million. Dozens of health workers in the northwestern provincial capital...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2013, file photo, R. Kelly performs onstage at the BET Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. A woman filed a lawsuit Monday, May 21, 2018, in New York against R. Kelly, claiming the singer sexually assaulted her. He has long been the target of sexual misconduct allegations, which he has denied. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP, File)
May 22, 2018 - 2:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Singer R. Kelly sexually abused a woman, locked her in rooms and vehicles for punishment, and infected her with herpes, the woman said in a lawsuit filed in New York. Faith Rodgers said in the suit filed Monday that she met Kelly about a year ago after a concert in San Antonio,...
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Dr. Guyauma Ngoyi Mwamba, centre, representative of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Expanded Program on Immunization, is administered with a vaccine during a vaccination campaign in Mbandaka, Congo Monday, May 21, 2018. Congo's health minister says a nurse has died from Ebola in Bikoro, the rural northwestern town where the outbreak began, as the country begins a vaccination campaign. (AP Photo/John Bompengo)
May 21, 2018 - 5:31 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo began an Ebola vaccination campaign Monday in a northwest provincial capital in a major effort to stem an outbreak that already has spread from rural towns into a city of more than 1 million people. The vaccination drive started a day after the health ministry announced...
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In this photo taken Monday, May 14, 2018, members of a Red Cross team don protective clothing before heading out to look for suspected victims of Ebola, in Mbandaka, Congo. Congo's Ebola outbreak has spread to Mbandaka, a crossroads city of more than 1 million people, in a troubling turn that marks one of the few times the vast, impoverished country has encountered the lethal virus in an urban area. (Karsten Voigt/International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies via AP)
May 20, 2018 - 9:02 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo will begin administering an experimental Ebola vaccine Monday in Mbandaka, the northwestern city of 1.2 million where the deadly disease has infected some residents, Congo's health minister announced. "The vaccination campaign begins tomorrow, Monday, in Mbandaka,...
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In this photo taken Monday, May 14, 2018, members of a Red Cross team don protective clothing before heading out to look for suspected victims of Ebola, in Mbandaka, Congo. Congo's Ebola outbreak has spread to Mbandaka, a crossroads city of more than 1 million people, in a troubling turn that marks one of the few times the vast, impoverished country has encountered the lethal virus in an urban area. (Karsten Voigt/International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies via AP)
May 18, 2018 - 10:50 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's latest Ebola outbreak does not yet warrant being declared a global health emergency, the World Health Organization announced Friday, as health officials rushed to contain the often deadly virus that has spread to a city of more than 1 million. The vast, impoverished...
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In this photo taken on Sunday, May 13, 2018, people suspected of having the Ebola Virus wait at a treatment center in Bikoro Democratic Republic of Congo. Congo's latest Ebola outbreak has spread to a city of more than 1 million people, a worrying shift as the deadly virus risks traveling more easily in densely populated areas. Two suspected cases of hemorrhagic fever were reported in the Wangata health zones that include Mbandaka, the capital of northwestern Equateur province. The city is about 150 kilometers (93 miles) from Bikoro, the rural area where the outbreak was announced last week, said Congo's Health Minister Oly Ilunga. (AP Photo/John Bompengo)
May 18, 2018 - 10:34 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The Latest on the Ebola outbreak in Congo (all times local): 3:35 p.m. The World Health Organization says the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo does not yet warrant being declared a global health emergency. For a health crisis to constitute a global health emergency it must...
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May 18, 2018 - 9:18 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — In a story May 18 about Ebola in Congo, The Associated Press reported erroneously that this was the first time the country had encountered the lethal virus in an urban area. Ebola has twice made it to Congo's capital in the past and was rapidly stopped. A corrected version of...
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Actress Michelle Rodriguez poses for photographers upon arrival at the amfAR, Cinema Against AIDS, benefit at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, during the 71st international Cannes film festival, in Cap d'Antibes, southern France, Thursday, May 17, 2018. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
May 18, 2018 - 12:54 am
ANTIBES, France (AP) — After a shaky start and a wave of negative press, the AIDS relief charity amfAR attempted Thursday to focus the spotlight on its work instead of the stain left by one of its biggest benefactors Harvey Weinstein. Sharon Stone stepped down as co-chair of this year's gala and...
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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, file photo, a worker tapes signage telling people to get vaccinated to protect themselves against Hepatitis A, onto sinks installed at the Neil Good Day Center on 17th Street downtown in San Diego. A San Diego County grand jury report faults local response to a recent hepatitis A epidemic and recommends improving lines of communication to prepare for future health emergencies. The San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper says the 20-page report released Thursday, May 17, 2018, commends officials for effectively contacting at-risk residents and getting them vaccinations. (Eduardo Contreras/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP, File)
May 17, 2018 - 7:54 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A grand jury report following the worst outbreak of Hepatitis A in the United States in 20 years faulted the response of San Diego city and county officials on Thursday and recommended improving communications to prepare for future health emergencies. The outbreak killed 20 and...
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