- In Central America, gangs an obstacle in battle against Zika Updated: Feb-10-16 12:10 am
CUSCATANCINGO, El Salvador - For health workers battling Zika across much of Central America, the immediate menace is not the mosquitoes that transmit the virus. It's the gangsters who control the streets, and sometimes threaten their lives.
- China reports 1st case of imported Zika virus Updated: Feb-09-16 11:34 pm
BEIJING - China's first case of the Zika virus has been found in a 34-year-old man who recently traveled to Venezuela and is now making a speedy recovery, the government said Wednesday.
- US women's national soccer team to be briefed on Zika virus Updated: Feb-09-16 10:56 pm
The U.S. women's national soccer team was scheduled to be briefed Tuesday night on the developing Zika virus crisis in Latin America, a day before the start of the CONCACAF Olympic qualification tournament in Texas.
- Latest: Bacteria worries influenced Flint corrosion decision Updated: Feb-09-16 7:17 pm
FLINT, Michigan - The latest on developments in the lead contamination of Flint's water (all times local):
- Obama admin says it won't use Ebola funding to combat Zika Updated: Feb-09-16 7:08 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Tuesday rejected a Republican suggestion to use money Congress provided to fight the Ebola virus to combat the Zika virus and mosquitoes that spread it.
- 2 female Pennsylvania residents test positive for Zika virus Updated: Feb-09-16 6:32 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Two female Pennsylvania residents tested positive for the Zika virus, however they are mild cases and the public is not as risk, Pennsylvania health authorities said on Tuesday.
- Health officials confirm first Zika virus case in Tennessee Updated: Feb-09-16 6:16 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - State Health Department officials say they have a confirmed case of the Zika virus in Tennessee, the first recorded case in the state.
- The Latest: Ohio has 2 Zika virus cases in visitors to Haiti Updated: Feb-09-16 6:12 pm
CLEVELAND - The Latest on Zika virus cases reported in Ohio (all times local):
- Delaware officials report case of Zika virus Updated: Feb-09-16 5:47 pm
DOVER, Delaware - State public health officials say the mosquito-borne Zika virus has turned up in Delaware.
- Flint counsel says manslaughter charge harshest possible Updated: Feb-09-16 5:42 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Flint's water crisis, after a switch in the source allowed dangerous levels of lead and potentially caused deadly cases of Legionnaires' disease, could result in criminal charges as serious as involuntary manslaughter, a top investigator said Tuesday.
- CDC sends Florida 950 kits to test for Zika virus antibodies Updated: Feb-09-16 4:39 pm
SARASOTA, Florida - Federal health officials have sent the state of Florida an additional 950 kits to test for viral antibodies in people who have shown Zika symptoms after traveling to affected countries.
- Michigan officials confirm first child flu death of season Updated: Feb-09-16 4:01 pm
PONTIAC, Michigan - Health officials in suburban Detroit say a child who died of influenza is the state's first pediatric flu death of the season.
- Indiana health officials report 1st case of Zika virus Updated: Feb-09-16 3:28 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana's first case of Zika virus was found in a person who recently traveled to Haiti, state health officials said Tuesday.
- VA hospitals compare favorably on deaths, readmission rates Updated: Feb-09-16 1:37 pm
CHICAGO - Veterans' hospitals compare pretty favorably with others when it comes to treating older men with three common conditions - heart attacks, heart failure and pneumonia, according to a study on death rates and readmissions.
- Kenya planning on track for Rio Olympics; No Zika boycott Updated: Feb-09-16 12:41 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya is preparing as planned for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics while also monitoring the outbreak of the Zika virus in Brazil, the official in charge of the country's team said Tuesday.
- Kentucky officials urge residents to get flu vaccine Updated: Feb-09-16 4:05 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - State health officials are urging residents in Kentucky to get the flu vaccine now if they haven't already had it.
- Hospital accepts patients again after 18 cases of illness Updated: Feb-09-16 2:56 am
OVERLAND PARK, Kansas - A suburban Kansas City hospital has resumed taking new patients after it reported 18 cases of gastrointestinal illness with at least one of them preliminarily identified as norovirus.
- Obama asking Congress for emergency funding to combat Zika Updated: Feb-08-16 10:40 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to fight the Zika virus and the mosquitoes that spread it here and abroad, but says "there shouldn't be a panic on this."
- Living with people they bite, Zika mosquitoes hard to fight Updated: Feb-08-16 10:38 pm
SAVANNAH, Georgia - The mosquitoes that spread the Zika virus are among the hardest species to fight because they live and breed in tub drains, dog bowls, buckets, flower pots and other spots where water collects inside the houses and yards of the people they bite, insect experts noted Monday.
- Mayor: state of emergency for Big Island dengue outbreak Updated: Feb-08-16 9:59 pm
HILO, Hawaii - Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi is declaring the island's ongoing dengue fever outbreak a state of emergency.
- Country legend Merle Haggard returns to stage after illness Updated: Feb-08-16 8:19 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Country legend Merle Haggard has returned to the stage after canceling several shows in February because of health issues caused by pneumonia.
- Lead contamination of Flint water draws multiple lawsuits Updated: Feb-08-16 7:11 pm
DETROIT - One lawsuit seeks to replace lead-leaching water lines at no cost to customers. Another seeks money for thousands of Flint residents who unwittingly drank toxic water. A third complaint has been filed on behalf of people with Legionnaires' disease.
- Indiana to lift most bird flu-related restrictions soon Updated: Feb-08-16 4:37 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Animal health officials monitoring the bird flu outbreak in southwestern Indiana say they will lift most restrictions in two weeks if ongoing testing finds no additional infections.
- Chipotle urges workers to stay home if they're sick Updated: Feb-08-16 3:57 pm
NEW YORK - Chipotle repeatedly told employees they need to stay home if they feel sick and the restaurant chain kept all its U.S. locations shuttered early Monday as executives went over new food safety procedures.
- Flu season see slow start across Minnesota Updated: Feb-08-16 2:54 pm
MANKATO, Minnesota - A year after Minnesota and much of the nation was hit hard by influenza, the virus is having less of an impact on residents throughout the state.