Infectious diseases

FILE- In a Feb. 5, 2018, file photo, defendant Liane Shekter-Smith, 57, listens during a preliminary examination in the cases of four defendants, all former or current officials from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality in Flint, Mich. Shekter-Smith, Michael Prysby and Stephen Busch of the MDEQ recently accepted plea deals in the Flint water criminal investigation. Some Flint residents are upset, saying key people who could have stopped the lead disaster in 2014-15 are getting off easy. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP, File)
January 18, 2019 - 2:14 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Fifteen people have been charged in an investigation of how Flint's water became contaminated with lead in 2014-15 and a related outbreak of Legionnaires' disease. Seven people have pleaded no contest to misdemeanors in deals that will leave them without a criminal record. — Michael...
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FILE - In this June 14, 2017 file photo, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette fields questions from reporters in Flint, Mich., after announcing charges against five water officials with manslaughter related to their alleged failure to act during the Flint water crisis. In 2016, Schuette promised to investigate the Flint water scandal “without fear or favor” and pledged that state regulators would be locked up for fudging data and misleading the public about lead in the poor city’s pipes. Yet three years later, no one is behind bars. (Jake May/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP, File)
January 18, 2019 - 2:13 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan's attorney general in 2016 promised to investigate "without fear or favor" the scandal over Flint's lead-tainted drinking water and pledged that state regulators would be locked up for fudging data and misleading the public. Yet three years later, no one is behind bars...
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FILE - In this Tuesday Aug. 14, 2018 file photo, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks during a press conference at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, on WHO Ebola operations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The World Health Organization says it is seeing increasing reports of misconduct reported by staffers within the U.N. health agency, describing the trend as “a positive thing.” WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 the agency has been investigating misbehavior for “years and decades,” following the publication of an Associated Press story Thursday that reported WHO’s director-general had ordered an internal probe into claims the agency is rife with racism, sexism and corruption. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/keystone via AP, File)
January 18, 2019 - 7:45 am
GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization said Friday that it's seeing increasing reports of misconduct reported by staffers within the U.N. health agency, describing the trend as "a positive thing." WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said the agency has been investigating misbehavior for "years and...
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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 file photo, Henry Beverly, 73, battles the flu while tended to by nurse Kathleen Burks at Upson Regional Medical Center in Thomaston, Ga. As of January 2019, the current flu season is shaping up to be gentler than last winter’s unusually brutal one, health officials say. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
January 11, 2019 - 11:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — It's early, but officials say the current flu season is shaping up to be gentler than last winter's unusually brutal one. In most parts of the country right now, the flu strain causing the most illness is a somewhat milder virus. It tends not to cause as many hospitalizations and...
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January 10, 2019 - 7:42 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A four-day-old baby is a surprise bright spot in Congo's deadly Ebola outbreak, as the country's health ministry on Thursday called her the first child born to a mother who has recovered from the virus. "Baby Sylvana" is healthy and does not have Ebola, the health ministry said...
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An exhausted Congolese independent electoral commission (CENI) official rests as results are tallied for the presidential election, at a local results compilation center in Kinshasa, Congo, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. The winner of the Dec. 30 election will not be made public Sunday as expected, the head of the national electoral commission Corneille Nangaa told The Associated Press. The electoral commission will confirm the delay later Sunday. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
January 06, 2019 - 12:56 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's government Sunday postponed the release of the results of last weekend's presidential election, fueling suspicions President Joseph Kabila's ruling party is maneuvering to cling to power. No new date for announcing the winner of the Dec. 30 election was given...
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CAPTION CORRECTS DATE TO FEB. 4, 2009 In this Feb. 4, 2009 photo, a view of the exterior of the University Hospital in Enkoping, Sweden, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. Officials say a Swedish hospital has reported a suspected case of the deadly Ebola virus, adding the patient has been isolated. Region Uppsala, which oversees several hospitals and medical clinics north of Stockholm, says a test had been carried out on the patient who was not identified, adding a result would be available late Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. (Henrik Montgomery/TT News Agency via AP)
January 05, 2019 - 5:21 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish health officials say a suspected Ebola case reported by a hospital has turned out to be a false alarm with tests carried out on the unidentified patient showing no signs of the deadly virus. Medical authorities said late Friday that the young male patient was admitted to an...
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January 04, 2019 - 8:05 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A suspected case of the deadly Ebola virus has been reported by a Swedish hospital, officials said Friday, adding the patient has been isolated. Region Uppsala, which oversees several hospitals and medical clinics north of Stockholm, says a test had been carried out on...
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Hundreds of Congolese voters who have been waiting at the St. Raphael school in the Limete district of Kinshasa Sunday Dec. 30, 2018, storm the polling stations after the voters listings were finally posted five hours after the official start of voting. Forty million voters are registered for a presidential race plagued by years of delay and persistent rumors of lack of preparation. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
December 30, 2018 - 1:27 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — As Congo's election reached closing time for polling stations Sunday, at least one voting center was just preparing to open. Lengthy voting delays were reported across the country, marring the presidential election the country hoped would be its first peaceful, democratic...
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Congolese voters wait at the St. Raphael school in the Limete district of Kinshasa Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, for voter's listings that have not arrived. People had started to gather at 6am to cast their votes, and four hours later, vote had not started as the lists were not available. Forty million voters are registered for a presidential race plagued by years of delay and persistent rumors of lack of preparation. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
December 30, 2018 - 11:24 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The Latest on Congo's presidential election (all times local): 5:25 p.m. It's poll-closing time in Congo, but by law the voting will continue for the untold number of people who remain in line. Scores are still waiting at one polling station in Kinshasa, the capital. Many...
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