Public health

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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August 05, 2018 - 6:59 pm
A company that makes semiconductors for Apple iPhones says it is recovering from a virus outbreak but expects the incident to delay shipments and raise costs. Taiwan Semiconductor Co. Ltd. said 80 percent of the fabrication tools affected by Friday's virus had been recovered by Sunday. TSMC expects...
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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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FILE - In this Thursday, May 26, 2016, file photo, state Sen. Richard Pan, D-Elk Grove, speaks to fellow lawmakers in Sacramento, Calif. Two California residents are suing Pan for blocking them from his social media accounts, alleging that barring them from his Twitter account violates their First Amendment free speech rights. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
July 31, 2018 - 12:58 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two California residents are suing a state senator for blocking them from a social media account in a case similar to a successful lawsuit that barred President Trump from blocking critics on his Twitter account. Suzanne Rummel and Marlene Burkitt sued Democratic Sen...
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July 30, 2018 - 11:21 am
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Twenty-seven people have been treated for carbon monoxide poisoning at a weekend event in northern Colorado building after a generator used at a taco stand outside the venue leaked exhaust into the building. Greeley Police Lt. Aaron Carmichael tells the Greeley Tribune that...
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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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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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