- Vuitton show draws fashion world to crisis-hit Brazil Updated: May-28-16 6:52 pm
NITEROI, Brazil - The elite of the fashion world flocked to Brazil, defying an outbreak of the Zika virus, an economic meltdown and the deep political crisis afflicting the country to attend a runway show Saturday by revered French label Louis Vuitton.
- UN health agency rejects Rio Olympics postponement call Updated: May-28-16 6:40 am
BERLIN - The World Health Organization says there is "no public health justification" for postponing or canceling the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of the Zika outbreak.
- Mosquito trap maker can't meet demand amid Zika outbreak Updated: May-27-16 4:01 pm
MIAMI - The "enormous demand" created by the international Zika epidemic for traps used to monitor mosquitoes that carry the virus caught their German manufacturer off-guard, two company officials said Friday.
- Hospital, family agree to $1.35M settlement in mold death Updated: May-26-16 4:52 pm
PITTSBURGH - The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has agreed to pay $1.35 million in a settlement to the family of a woman who died during a mold outbreak at the hospital, according to court records.
- Researchers slowly homing in on risk of Zika birth defect Updated: May-25-16 5:15 pm
NEW YORK - As the international epidemic of Zika virus disease has unfolded and led to devastating birth defects for at least 1,300 children in eight countries, an agonizing question has persisted: What is the chance that an infected pregnant woman will have a baby with these defects?
- As Zika spreads, Florida town a study in bug-borne illness Updated: May-24-16 3:53 am
RIO, Florida - A summer flu seemed to be sweeping through Rachel Heid's riverfront neighborhood. Pale and shaky, she left work with a fever. Neighbors had the same symptoms, and a contractor at her home felt so sick he went to the hospital.
- Concern in Haiti over emerging condition linked to Zika Updated: May-23-16 11:08 pm
MIREBALAIS, Haiti - Berny Saint-Sauveur was moaning and incoherent when his family carried him into a hospital in central Haiti. He was unable to move, he later found out, because of an unusual paralysis syndrome linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus.
- Hospital sues health agency over hepatitis C outbreak Updated: May-21-16 1:00 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Exeter Hospital has filed another lawsuit in hopes of getting others to pay for settlements it reached after a traveling medical technician infected patients with hepatitis C.
- Editorials from around New England Updated: May-21-16 11:54 am
Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers:
- Trying to get jump on Zika preparations with money in limbo Updated: May-21-16 10:55 am
WASHINGTON - Beg, borrow and steal: Zika preparation involves a bit of all three as federal, state and local health officials try to get a jump on the mosquito-borne virus while Congress haggles over how much money they really need.
- WHO: Zika virus off West Africa coast came from Americas Updated: May-20-16 1:03 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - The Zika virus that is believed to have infected more than 7,500 people in an island nation off the western coast of Africa is the same strain spreading through the Americas, the World Health Organization said Friday.
- Frozen food recall covers hundreds of items from many stores Updated: May-20-16 11:00 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - Amid a massive frozen foods recall involving millions of packages of fruits and vegetables that were shipped to all 50 U.S. states, Canada and Mexico, authorities who want to stem the listeria-linked illnesses and deaths worry it'll be difficult to get consumers to dig through their freezers and check for products they may have bought as far back as 2014.
- UN: Yellow fever outbreak is "serious" but not an emergency Updated: May-19-16 2:36 pm
LONDON - The World Health Organization says the ongoing outbreak of yellow fever in central Africa is "serious and of great concern" but does not warrant being declared a global emergency.
- UN: Risk of Zika outbreak across Europe is "low to moderate" Updated: May-18-16 6:17 am
LONDON - The World Health Organization says the risk of a Zika outbreak across Europe is "low to moderate," in a new risk assessment.
- Shigella outbreak under investigation in Missouri Updated: May-17-16 9:28 am
CALIFORNIA, Missouri - Health officials say an intestinal infection caused by the shigella bacteria has sickened more than 70 people in central Missouri.
- State found lapses in infection control at 2 LA hospitals Updated: May-16-16 11:52 am
LOS ANGELES - California health inspectors dispatched to two Los Angeles hospitals following "superbug" outbreaks involving a hard-to-clean medical scope found numerous safety violations that appeared to put more patients at risk, according to a newspaper report.
- Judge sets hearing on motion in hepatitis C outbreak lawsuit Updated: May-14-16 5:21 pm
MINOT, North Dakota - A judge has scheduled a hearing on a motion to throw out a lawsuit tied to a hepatitis C outbreak in Minot.
- Lubbock issues public health advisory over shigellosis Updated: May-13-16 1:24 pm
LUBBOCK, Texas - Lubbock officials have issued a public health advisory due to an increase in shigellosis with more than 100 cases reported this year.
- When Zika hits, a push for birth control and abortion? Updated: May-11-16 11:56 am
NEW YORK - There's little doubt: Zika is coming to the continental United States, bringing frightening birth defects - and, most likely, newly urgent discussions about abortion and contraception.
- Cruise continues despite suspected norovirus outbreak Updated: May-09-16 1:42 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - A British cruise line says one of its ships is sailing to Canada as planned despite evidence of a possible norovirus outbreak following a visit to the United States.
- Correction: Zika-Guillain-Barre story Updated: May-09-16 12:35 pm
NEW YORK - In a story May 5 about the suspected connection between Zika and a rare condition called Guillain-Barre syndrome, The Associated Press erroneously switched the words "Zika" and "GBS" in a quote from Harvard researcher Dr. Farrah Mateen. Mateen actually said, "The evidence is certainly mounting that Zika is a trigger for GBS."
- Budget cuts take a bite out of Alaska's food safety division Updated: May-08-16 11:29 am
JUNEAU, Alaska - The latest round of budget cuts in Alaska could leave residents vulnerable to dirty restaurant kitchens, foodborne illnesses and scummy pools.
- Lice in Florida schools is a touchy subject Updated: May-08-16 3:01 am
MELBOURNE, Florida - Jessica Holloman had no clue what awaited her when she spied lice crawling on her daughter's scalp last year.
- All those questions about Zika's threat even touch baseball Updated: May-06-16 5:57 pm
WASHINGTON - Scientists know the Zika virus causes devastating birth defects but they can't yet tell how big a threat it is or what to do about it. It's not just pregnant women who are worried - now it's touched baseball.
- Food freedom movement clashes with public health fears Updated: May-06-16 5:23 pm
OGDEN, Utah - In 2014, 99 people were infected by bacteria traced to raw milk sold at a small dairy in Weber County. One person died and 10 were hospitalized. The campylobacter outbreak triggered an investigation by state and federal health authorities of unpasteurized milk practices in Utah.