Infectious diseases

A woman, right, who identified herself as Ester, passes a group of boys, Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York. Ester says that she does not believe that the measles vaccination is safe. The city health department ordered all ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools in a neighborhood of Brooklyn on Monday to exclude unvaccinated students from classes during the current measles outbreak. In issuing the order, the health department said that any yeshiva in Williamsburg that does not comply will face fines and possible closure.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
April 10, 2019 - 1:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In a rare order, New York City is requiring residents of a heavily Orthodox Jewish neighborhood to be vaccinated for measles. Now the question is how officials intend to enforce that demand. Authorities plan to start by asking people sickened in the city's biggest measles outbreak...
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April 09, 2019 - 7:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City declared a public health emergency Tuesday and ordered mandatory vaccinations for measles in a part of Brooklyn that is home to a large Orthodox Jewish community. The city took the unusual step amid a surge of 285 measles cases in the city since September, most in one...
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A woman, right, who identified herself as Ester, passes a group of boys, Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York. Ester says that she does not believe that the measles vaccination is safe. The city health department ordered all ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools in a neighborhood of Brooklyn on Monday to exclude unvaccinated students from classes during the current measles outbreak. In issuing the order, the health department said that any yeshiva in Williamsburg that does not comply will face fines and possible closure.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
April 09, 2019 - 7:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials Tuesday ordered nearly everyone in a heavily Orthodox Jewish New York City neighborhood to be vaccinated for measles or face fines, reviving a public-health strategy that experts say hasn't been used in the U.S. in recent memory. The emergency order came as the city...
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April 08, 2019 - 6:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Health Department has ordered all ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools in a neighborhood of Brooklyn to exclude unvaccinated students from classes during the current measles outbreak. In issuing the order Monday, the health department said that any yeshiva in Williamsburg...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2019 file photo, signs advertising free measles vaccines and information about measles are displayed at the Rockland County Health Department, in Pomona, N.Y. U.S. measles cases are continuing to jump, with most of the reported illnesses continuing to be in children. Health officials on Monday, April 8 said 465 measles cases were reported through last week, the second-highest total in 25 years. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
April 08, 2019 - 2:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. measles cases are continuing to jump, and most of the reported illnesses are in children. Health officials say 465 measles cases have been reported this year, as of last week. That's up from 387 the week before. The numbers are preliminary. The 2019 tally is already the most...
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FILE - In this Friday, July 8, 2016 photo, a pharmacist holds a bottle of the antibiotic doxycycline hyclate in Sacramento, Calif. According to a study released on Monday, April 8, 2019, sniffling, coughing kids who were seen via telemedicine visits were far more likely to be prescribed antibiotics than kids who went to a doctor’s office or clinic. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
April 08, 2019 - 9:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Telemedicine may be leading to the overprescribing of antibiotics to sniffling children, a new study suggests. Kids with cold symptoms seen via telemedicine visits were far more likely to be prescribed antibiotics than those who went to a doctor's office or clinic, researchers found...
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April 08, 2019 - 4:57 am
BOPIRA, Mozambique (AP) — Mozambique's first disaster was a cyclone. The second has been cholera. Now hunger could be the third. The raging floodwaters that made a large part of central Mozambique a vast inland sea are draining, laying bare a severe lack of food for the months ahead. Cyclone Idai...
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FILE - In this Thursday, March 28, 2019 file photo, an elderly woman is treated for suspected cholera infection at a hospital in Sanaa, Yemen. Cholera is surging once more in Yemen, with more than 76,000 suspected new cases and 195 deaths in March, double the number in the previous two months, according to U.N. figures. Doctors point to the difficulty in controlling epidemics in a country where infrastructure has been decimated by four years of war. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
April 05, 2019 - 9:52 am
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Cholera is surging once again in Yemen, with the U.N. reporting that the number of suspected cases has doubled in March over previous months and doctors in overwhelmed health facilities fearing it could rival a 2017 outbreak that spiraled into the world's worst flare-up. The...
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FILE - This Dec. 12, 2018 file photo provided by Catarina Gomez shows her stepbrother Felipe Gomez Alonzo, 8, near her home in Yalambojoch, Guatemala. An autopsy report confirmed Wednesday, April 3, 2019, that Gomez Alonzo, an 8-year-old Guatemalan boy who died while in custody of the U.S. Border Patrol on Christmas Eve, succumbed to a flu infection — one of two deaths of Central American children in December that drew attention to the plight of migrant families at the southern border. (Catarina Gomez via AP, File)
April 04, 2019 - 12:38 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An autopsy report has confirmed that an 8-year-old Guatemalan boy who died while in custody of the U.S. Border Patrol on Christmas Eve succumbed to a flu infection — one of two deaths of Central American children in December that raised concerns about the government's...
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Women and children wait in a queue for oral cholera vaccinations, at a camp for displaced survivors of cyclone Idai in Beira, Mozambique, Wednesday, April 3, 2019. A cholera vaccination campaign is kicking off to reach nearly 900,000 cyclone survivors in Mozambique as officials rush to contain an outbreak of the disease. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
April 03, 2019 - 7:33 am
BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — Mozambicans lined up Wednesday to get cholera vaccines in the cyclone-hit city of Beira, at the start of a drive to innoculate nearly 900,000 storm survivors to contain an outbreak of the disease. Beira's Mayor Daviz Simango was among those who swallowed the oral vaccine...
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