Infectious diseases

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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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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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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