- Experts: California vaccine bill could prevent outbreaks Updated: Jun-30-15 10:46 am
SACRAMENTO, California - Giving California some of the strictest school vaccination requirements in the nation could help prevent outbreaks of disease like the measles flare-up at Disneyland, experts say.
- Liberia quarantines area of where new Ebola case appeared Updated: Jun-30-15 10:41 am
MONROVIA, Liberia - Liberian authorities on Tuesday quarantined the Nedowein area where the corpse of a 17-year-old boy was found with Ebola, sparking fears this West African country could face another outbreak of the disease nearly two months after being declared Ebola-free.
- Restaurant sued during salmonella outbreak investigation Updated: Jun-30-15 7:44 am
LEXINGTON, North Carolina - A Lexington restaurant is facing more lawsuits during an investigation of a gastrointestinal illness outbreak at the business.
- 5th man arrested on charge tied to Indiana HIV outbreak Updated: Jun-29-15 5:02 pm
JEFFERSONVILLE, Indiana - Federal agents say a fifth man has been arrested in connection with the largest HIV outbreak in Indiana history.
- State, poultry industry take precautions against bird flu Updated: Jun-29-15 12:14 pm
BALTIMORE - Agriculture officials and poultry farmers in Maryland are taking extra precautions against avian influenza after outbreaks devastated flocks in other states.
- Some Montana schools missing vaccine benchmark, data shows Updated: Jun-28-15 2:44 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Vaccination rates at one in eight elementary schools in Montana are too low to ensure immunity from outbreaks of measles or whooping cough, new state data shows.
- Madison County plans 4 sites for needle-exchange program Updated: Jun-27-15 5:58 pm
ANDERSON, Indiana - Health officials are working to open four needle-exchange sites in a central Indiana county after being granted state approval for the program because of disease being spread among intravenous drug users.
- Iowa landfill stops taking dead birds affected by bird flu Updated: Jun-26-15 8:35 am
MALVERN, Iowa - A southwestern Iowa landfill has stopped accepting dead birds and related waste from the recent bird flu outbreak.
- In North Korea, war anniversary is climax of anti-US fervor Updated: Jun-25-15 10:36 am
SUSAN-RI, North Korea - June is something like Hate America Month in North Korea.
- Investigation into NC salmonella outbreak continues Updated: Jun-25-15 6:41 am
LEXINGTON, North Carolina - A Lexington restaurant has voluntarily closed until Monday during an investigation of a gastrointestinal illness outbreak at the business.
- 4 men arrested on drug charges tied to Indiana HIV outbreak Updated: Jun-24-15 5:09 pm
JEFFERSONVILLE, Indiana - Four people accused of distributing a painkiller linked to the largest HIV outbreak in Indiana history have been arrested, and more arrests are expected, according to local and federal authorities.
- Panel gives weak endorsement of new meningitis shots Updated: Jun-24-15 3:47 pm
NEW YORK - A federal panel gave a weak endorsement Wednesday to two expensive meningitis shots, declining to recommend that all teens get the vaccine and leaving the decision to parents and doctors.
- Dad urges meningococcal vaccinations following death of son Updated: Jun-24-15 9:58 am
EUGENE, Oregon - While half of University of Oregon undergraduates skipped the recommended vaccination against the deadly type B meningococcal disease, one Oregon father drove his son to Canada to get the vaccination last fall before he began attending Oregon State University.
- Malaria killed more people than usual in Ebola outbreak Updated: Jun-23-15 10:14 pm
LONDON - Malaria likely killed many more people than usual in the West African nation of Guinea during last year's Ebola outbreak, a new study suggests, as tens of thousands with potential signs of the mosquito-spread disease probably shunned health clinics.
- Official: 7 die in South Sudan cholera outbreak Updated: Jun-22-15 11:41 am
JUBA, South Sudan - Cholera has killed seven people in the South Sudan capita of Juba, the head of the isolation ward at the nation's main public hospital said Monday.
- Tekmira says Ebola drug unlikely to work in study Updated: Jun-19-15 6:04 pm
NEW YORK - Drugmaker Tekmira said Friday that an experimental treatment for a strain of Ebola will probably fail in a clinical trial.
- WHO chief reassures South Korea as its MERS deaths reach 24 Updated: Jun-18-15 8:32 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - The head of the World Health Organization has praised beleaguered South Korean officials and exhausted health workers, saying their efforts to contain a deadly MERS virus outbreak have put the country on good footing and lowered the public risk.
- Branstad: Bird flu could leave 1,500 unemployed by August Updated: Jun-18-15 4:08 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - More than 1,500 Iowa workers are expected to lose their jobs as a result of the bird flu outbreak and the cost to the state's egg industry alone will exceed $1 billion, Gov. Terry Branstad said Thursday in a letter seeking a major disaster declaration from President Barack Obama.
- Indiana to keep HIV outbreak response center open for 1 year Updated: Jun-17-15 6:26 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - With the largest HIV outbreak in Indiana history on the wane, a state-run community outreach center that's been in operation since late March will close next week and reopen at another location, state health officials said Wednesday.
- UN: Spread of MERS in South Korea isn't global emergency Updated: Jun-17-15 5:26 am
LONDON - The World Health Organization says the spread of a mysterious virus from the Middle East to South Korea doesn't merit being declared a global emergency despite infecting more than 160 people in the biggest outbreak outside the Arabian peninsula.
- Central Indiana county seeks needle-exchange program Updated: Jun-16-15 4:37 pm
ANDERSON, Indiana - Officials in a central Indiana county declared a public health emergency Tuesday over a growing number of hepatitis C cases and are requesting state approval for starting a needle-exchange program.
- 18 sickened by salmonella at Ohio assisted living center Updated: Jun-16-15 7:32 am
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - Health officials in northwest Ohio are investigating a salmonella outbreak they say has sickened 18 people at an assisted living facility.
- Boise Co-Op closes deli following salmonella outbreak Updated: Jun-15-15 7:27 pm
BOISE, Idaho - The Boise Co-Op is voluntarily closing its deli after nearly 30 people tested positive for salmonella linked to eating at the grocery store.
- Salmonella outbreak linked to Boise Co-Op Updated: Jun-13-15 11:31 am
BOISE, Idaho - Health officials say 30 cases of salmonella are associated with the Boise Co-Op.
- Health officials work with LGBT groups to fight outbreak Updated: Jun-13-15 4:08 am
CHICAGO - An outbreak of invasive meningococcal (mehn-ihn-joh-KAHK'-ul) disease has spread from Chicago to its suburbs.