- West Nile virus found in NYC mosquitoes Updated: Jul-01-15 7:25 am
NEW YORK - The New York City health department says the West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes. But no human cases have been reported so far this season.
- Alabama prison inmate tests positive for tuberculosis Updated: Jun-30-15 7:44 pm
ELMORE, Alabama - Alabama Department of Corrections officials say an inmate at a facility in Elmore has been quarantined after testing positive for tuberculosis.
- What's next for California's contentious vaccine law Updated: Jun-30-15 7:27 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a hotly contested California bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country in the wake of an outbreak of measles at Disneyland late last year.
- Ex-Iowa egg farm manager gets probation after assisting feds Updated: Jun-30-15 5:41 pm
SIOUX CITY, Iowa - A former Iowa egg farm manager will avoid jail time after cooperating with investigators in a criminal prosecution stemming from a 2010 salmonella outbreak.
- Liberia quarantines an area where new Ebola case appeared Updated: Jun-30-15 3:57 pm
MONROVIA, Liberia - Liberian authorities on Tuesday quarantined two households after the corpse of a 17-year-old boy was found with Ebola, sparking fears the West African country could face another outbreak of the disease nearly two months after being declared Ebola-free.
- Mosquitoes test negative for West Nile Updated: Jun-30-15 10:20 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The latest mosquitoes tested in Rhode Island have shown no signs of West Nile virus.
- 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.
- 49 suspected cases of whooping cough reported in Reno County Updated: Jun-30-15 7:10 am
HUTCHINSON, Kansas - The Reno County Health Department says it has received reports of 49 cases of whooping cough in the county.
- Dodgers pitcher Mike Bolsinger leaves with flu-like symptoms Updated: Jun-29-15 11:50 pm
PHOENIX - Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Mike Bolsinger left his start Monday night after four innings due to flu-like symptoms, the club announced during the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
- Branstad extends bird flu disaster proclamation Updated: Jun-29-15 6:14 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Gov. Terry Branstad has extended a state of disaster emergency through July 31 in response to the bird flu outbreak in the state.
- 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.
- Thurston County investigates 2 cases of Legionnaires Updated: Jun-29-15 7:07 am
OLYMPIA, Washington - Thurston County officials between two recent cases of Legionnaires' disease are connected to a local motel.
- Bird flu means educational displays replace birds at fairs Updated: Jun-28-15 6:35 pm
CENTRAL CITY, Iowa - The ongoing bird flu outbreak has forced competitors at the Linn County Fair and other poultry events in the state to prepare educational displays and leave their birds at home.
- 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.
- At-risk North Dakotans urged to get HIV testing Updated: Jun-28-15 10:26 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota health officials are urging people at risk for HIV and AIDS to get tested.
- 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.
- Vegas-area health district offering clinics for HIV testing Updated: Jun-27-15 8:08 am
LAS VEGAS - The Southern Nevada Health District and partners are marking the 20th anniversary of National HIV Testing Day with free and confidential HIV testing on Saturday at three Las Vegas clinics.
- Swimming advisory lifted for Levisa Fork in eastern Kentucky Updated: Jun-26-15 7:29 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky officials have lifted a swimming advisory issued for the Levisa Fork in Pike County.
- 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.
- Southeast Alaska community water tests positive for E. coli Updated: Jun-26-15 7:08 am
HAINES, Alaska - Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation officials say water from the Haines Borough public water system have tested positive for E. coli.
- Chicago starting outreach to promote meningitis vaccines Updated: Jun-26-15 6:19 am
CHICAGO - Chicago health officials are making more public outreach efforts amid diagnosed cases of meningitis among men who have sex with men.
- Weld County man dies after contracting hantavirus Updated: Jun-25-15 9:44 pm
GREELEY, Colorado - Health officials say a south Weld County man has died after contracting hantavirus.
- Vermont study shows pertussis vaccine effective Updated: Jun-25-15 4:49 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Preliminary data from a Vermont study show that despite changes in strains of whooping cough, a common vaccine is still effective in preventing the highly contagious disease, the Centers for Disease Control said Thursday.
- VA says it faces $2.5B budget shortfall a year after scandal Updated: Jun-25-15 4:47 pm
WASHINGTON - The Department of Veterans Affairs said Thursday it faces a budget shortfall of more than $2.5 billion, mainly because of increased demand by veterans for health care, including new life-saving treatments for Hepatitis C.
- Ohio House passes student meningitis immunization bill Updated: Jun-25-15 1:57 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio students would have to be immunized against meningitis under a bill passed by the Legislature.