- Bird flu reappears in Cameroon, killing thousands of birds Updated: May-26-16 11:20 am
YAOUNDE, Cameroon - Cameroon's government says that the H5N1 strain of the bird flu virus has reappeared in Cameroon after an 8-year absence.
- Florida lab tests mosquitoes for Zika virus Updated: May-26-16 6:33 am
KISSIMMEE, Florida - Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam is giving a tour of the state lab that is testing mosquitoes in Florida for the Zika virus.
- Fleas collected near I-40 in Flagstaff positive for plague Updated: May-26-16 6:06 am
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Fleas collected near a popular hiking area in Flagstaff have tested positive for plague.
- Maryland officials to discuss Zika virus prevention Updated: May-26-16 4:00 am
SILVER SPRING, Maryland - Maryland officials are scheduled to discuss plans and prevention strategies for fighting the Zika virus if it appears in the state.
- UN health agency gets OK for revamp of emergency response Updated: May-25-16 6:58 pm
GENEVA - Stung by failures in its response to Ebola, the World Health Organization is revamping how it responds to emergencies to become nimbler, more reactive and more operational in "one of the most profound transformations" ever at the U.N. health agency.
- Arizona health officials form Zika virus defense plan Updated: May-25-16 6:03 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona health officials say they hope to prevent the Zika virus from spreading in the state by taking steps to identify travelers who bring the mosquito-borne disease home with them.
- 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?
- New York launches ad blitz to highlight risks of Zika Virus Updated: May-25-16 1:30 pm
ALBANY, New York - Just in time for mosquito season, the state is launching an ad blitz to remind New Yorkers about the dangers of the Zika Virus.
- Taiwan minister hopes to work with China on health issues Updated: May-25-16 11:34 am
GENEVA - Taiwan hopes to work with China to help improve the health of people "on both sides of the Taiwan Strait" and is engaging more with the world to fight viruses like Zika, MERS, Ebola and dengue, the Taiwanese health minister said in an interview Wednesday.
- State says local governments must take lead in fighting Zika Updated: May-25-16 7:18 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - State health officials say that it's up to local governments to take the lead in battling mosquitoes that could carry the Zika virus.
- Arkansas beach closed due to high E. coli levels Updated: May-25-16 1:58 am
MOUNTAIN HOME, Arkansas - Officials say a swim beach in Mountain Home will remain closed indefinitely due to concerns about E. coli levels.
- Medals or mosquitoes? Zika still talk of Olympic golf Updated: May-24-16 6:09 pm
Olympic qualifying for golf ends in seven weeks, at which time players will have to determine if medals outweigh mosquitoes.
- Judge tosses Rite Aid complaint in HIV drug disclosure suit Updated: May-24-16 5:37 pm
DOVER, Delaware - A judge says Rite Aid cannot blame a man who learned of his son's HIV infection when the pharmacy told him about his son's prescriptions.
- Kinsler scratched from Detroit lineup with flu-like symptoms Updated: May-24-16 5:33 pm
DETROIT - Ian Kinsler has been scratched from the Detroit lineup for Tuesday night's game against Philadelphia because of flu-like symptoms.
- House GOP invokes Zika to pass bill relaxing pesticide rules Updated: May-24-16 5:32 pm
WASHINGTON - Republicans controlling the House are invoking the threat of the Zika virus in passing a bill to exempt pesticide spraying from Clean Water Act permitting requirements.
- Brazilian health minister updates IOC on anti-Zika measures Updated: May-24-16 1:46 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Brazil's health minister briefed IOC officials Tuesday on the steps being taken to combat the Zika virus ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
- 34-year-old orangutan dies at Columbus Zoo Updated: May-24-16 7:30 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A 34-year-old orangutan named Sally has died at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.
- Rory McIlroy concerned about Zika ahead of Olympics Updated: May-24-16 6:36 am
LONDON - Rory McIlroy has concerns about the Zika virus as he prepares to play at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
- 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.
- Chicago has ambulance equipped to handle infectious diseases Updated: May-23-16 10:37 pm
CHICAGO - The Chicago Department now has on the street its first ambulance outfitted with a pressurized plastic tent so that it can transport patients suffering from infectious diseases.
- Senate-USOC exchange concerns, plans about Zika virus in Rio Updated: May-23-16 8:01 pm
A group of Democratic senators is concerned about how the Zika virus might affect American athletes at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro this summer.
- Virginia ramping up efforts to prevent spread of Zika virus Updated: May-23-16 12:03 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - With the summer mosquito season fast approaching and anxiety about the Zika virus growing, Virginia officials are racing to educate the public and distribute 10,000 Zika prevention kits to pregnant women.
- The cost of an overdose in Massachusetts Updated: May-23-16 10:14 am
FRAMINGHAM, Massachusetts - It all starts with a $20 to $30 purchase.
- State health secretary, LSU Health experts talk Zika May 23 Updated: May-22-16 3:05 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's health secretary will join Louisiana State University medical and public health experts on a panel to talk about the Zika virus and what Gulf Coast residents need to know before it arrives.