Public health

August 14, 2018 - 11:25 am
BENI, Congo (AP) — Congo's latest deadly Ebola outbreak has spread into a neighboring province, the health ministry said Tuesday, as health workers began using an experimental treatment for the disease. Health officials are hoping the mAb114 therapy, isolated from a survivor of an Ebola outbreak in...
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Police officers stand guards at a newly established Ebola response center in Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. The World Health Organization’s director-general says instability, high population density and large displacement in Congo’s east mean the response to the nation’s tenth Ebola virus outbreak must be stronger than ever before. (AP Photo/Al-hadji Kudra Maliro)
August 12, 2018 - 7:46 am
BENI, Congo (AP) — Highlighting the dangers in containing an Ebola outbreak in a war zone, suspected rebels killed seven people in northeastern Congo and sent residents fleeing, an official said. Global health officials have warned that combating this virus outbreak is complicated by multiple armed...
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Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director General, disembarks a plane upon arrival at the airport in Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo, Friday, Aug 10, 2018. The World Health Organization’s director-general says instability, high population density and large displacement in Congo’s east mean the response to the nation’s tenth Ebola virus outbreak must be stronger than ever before. (AP Photo/Al-hadji Kudra Maliro)
August 10, 2018 - 5:18 pm
BENI, Congo (AP) — Armed groups, dense populations and mass displacement make Congo's latest deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus more challenging than ever to contain, the World Health Organization's chief said Friday. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus spoke after vaccinations began this week, with...
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A healthcare worker from the World Health Organization gives an Ebola vaccination to a front line aid worker in Mangina, Democratic Republic of Congo, Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018. Health experts began Ebola vaccinations in Congo's northeast village of Mangina for the latest deadly outbreak that has already claimed at least nine lives. (AP Photo/Al-hadji Kudra Maliro)
August 08, 2018 - 2:13 pm
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Ebola vaccinations began Wednesday in Congo's latest outbreak of the deadly virus that has already claimed at least nine lives. Health officials have warned that containing the outbreak in North Kivu province is complicated by the presence of multiple armed groups vying for...
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August 08, 2018 - 1:16 am
BEIJING (AP) — Investigators in China have begun recalling defective vaccines produced by a Chinese drugmaker from domestic and overseas markets, health authorities said. Investigators found Changchun Changsheng Life Sciences Ltd. had blended expired fluids in its vaccines and falsified records...
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August 07, 2018 - 11:41 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Three more cases of the deadly Ebola virus have been confirmed in Congo's latest outbreak, the country's health ministry said Tuesday, while the World Health Organization said vaccinations could begin as early as Wednesday. The outbreak declared last week in North Kivu...
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In this photo taken Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, Philippe Hujoel, a dentist and University of Washington professor, holds a toothbrush and toothpaste as he poses for a photo in an office at the school in Seattle. Dental health experts worry that more people are using toothpaste that skips the most important ingredient - the fluoride - and leaves them at a greater risk of cavities. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
August 07, 2018 - 11:13 am
Dental health experts worry that more people are using toothpaste that skips the most important ingredient — fluoride — and leaves them at a greater risk of cavities. Most toothpastes already contain fluoride. While health authorities recognize fluoride as a cavity blocker, the internet is dotted...
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August 07, 2018 - 3:17 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian state on Tuesday reported its first case of a superbug in a hospital patient who likely picked up the drug-resistant fungus in Britain. Victoria Deputy Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said health officials were taking a "search and destroy" approach to...
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Lara Melo, 3-year-old, receives a vaccine against measles in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. Brazilian health authorities launched a nationwide vaccination campaign against measles and polio, two diseases that are showing up in larger numbers in Latin America's largest nation after being all but eradicated. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
August 06, 2018 - 2:02 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's health ministry has launched a nationwide vaccination campaign to protect children from measles and poliomyelitis. The initiative follows a measles outbreak that affected over 700 people, only two years after the disease was eradicated in Latin America's largest...
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August 06, 2018 - 7:53 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian authorities have reported more than 500 separate outbreaks of African swine fever in pigs, mainly in the Danube Delta and near the Hungarian border. In the eastern county of Tulcea, the region worst hit by the disease, an official told The Associated Press on...
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