Infectious diseases

August 06, 2018 - 5:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A study finds U.S. patients who accepted kidneys infected with hepatitis C were later cured. Doctors reported Monday their new organs are working fine thanks to medication that got rid of the virus. Compared to patients who received uninfected organs, their new kidneys work just as...
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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 04, 2018 - 4:51 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The number of confirmed cases in Congo's new outbreak of the Ebola virus has risen to 13, including three deaths, the health ministry said late Saturday. The World Health Organization has warned that this new outbreak of the deadly virus in North Kivu province poses a...
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August 03, 2018 - 7:31 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization says it hopes to know as early as Tuesday whether the strain of Ebola in Congo's latest outbreak of the deadly virus is the one for which an experimental vaccine can be used. The global health agency's emergencies director says 3,000 vaccine doses...
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August 01, 2018 - 11:07 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's health ministry says at least four new cases of Ebola have emerged in the country's east, just a week after an outbreak in the northwest was declared over. The ministry says there is no indication the two epidemics separated by more than 2,500 kilometers (1,553 miles...
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New York Yankees' J.A. Happ delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Sunday, July 29, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
July 31, 2018 - 6:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Newly acquired Yankees left-hander J.A. Happ has been diagnosed with hand, foot and mouth disease, the second pitcher on a New York team to be recently affected by the illness. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman made the announcement Tuesday before a game against Baltimore. Hand...
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Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Flavor Blasted Xtra Cheddar crackers are on display at a supermarket in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Flavor Blasted Xtra Cheddar is one of four varieties of Goldfish Crackers Pepperidge Farm is voluntarily recalling because of fears they could potentially have salmonella. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
July 24, 2018 - 12:09 pm
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Pepperidge Farm is voluntarily recalling four varieties of Goldfish Crackers because of fears they could potentially have salmonella. The company on Monday took the action after one of its ingredient suppliers notified it that whey powder used in a seasoning may be...
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July 24, 2018 - 9:44 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's health ministry has confirmed the end of the country's latest deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus. Health Minister Oly Ilunga Kalenga is making the declaration after a 42-day observation period with no new confirmed cases recorded. He says the outbreak saw 54 cases of...
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FILE - In this May 10, 2012, file photo, a doctor holds Truvada pills at her office in San Francisco. New research shows more promise for using AIDS treatment drugs, such as Truvada, as a prevention tool, to help keep uninfected people from catching HIV during sex with a partner who has the virus. Truvada has been shown to help prevent infection when one partner has the virus and one does not, but the evidence so far has been strongest for male-female couples. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
July 24, 2018 - 3:25 am
New research shows more promise for using AIDS treatment drugs as a prevention tool, to help keep uninfected people from catching HIV during sex with a partner who has the virus. In one study, there were no infections among gay men who used a two-drug combo pill either daily or just before and...
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July 23, 2018 - 6:31 pm
LONDON (AP) — Doctors say that a Liberian woman who probably caught Ebola in 2014 may have infected three relatives a year after she first fell sick. The rare possibility of Ebola spreading so long after infection highlights the importance of monitoring survivors, especially with the imminent end...
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