- 2 cases of polio found in Ukraine, caused by mutated virus Updated: Sep-02-15 8:32 am
LONDON - The World Health Organization says officials have found two children stricken by polio in Ukraine, the country's first cases of the paralytic disease in nine years.
- West Nile virus claims 2 lives in Illinois this year Updated: Sep-02-15 4:43 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois officials have confirmed two deaths from West Nile virus this year. Health officials say the deaths are a reminder that the mosquito-borne virus can cause serious illness.
- 7 dead from Legionnaires' disease at Quincy veterans home Updated: Sep-01-15 9:25 pm
The death toll from a Legionnaires' disease outbreak at a western Illinois veterans home climbed to seven Tuesday, with the state's public health director suggesting more fatalities are likely.
- West Nile virus cases in 2015 more than double last year's Updated: Sep-01-15 8:40 pm
BALTIMORE - Public health officials say 13 cases of West Nile virus in humans have been confirmed in Maryland this year.
- Kansas City Royals hit by chickenpox Updated: Sep-01-15 7:46 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - All-Star reliever Kelvin Herrera and Royals right fielder Alex Rios have been diagnosed with chickenpox, raising concerns that others on the AL Central leaders may have been exposed.
- Rio head vows to introduce viral testing in Olympic waters Updated: Sep-01-15 6:33 pm
LONDON - Olympic organizers promised Tuesday to introduce viral testing in the polluted waters in Rio de Janeiro where about 1,400 athletes will compete in next year's games.
- Legionnaires' outbreaks not unusual in summer & early fall Updated: Sep-01-15 4:14 pm
CHICAGO - Legionnaires' disease has been reported in a handful of states this summer, leading to 19 deaths and more than 100 illnesses. The unrelated cases are part of a typical pattern seen with a disease that tends to appear in warm weather and is mostly dangerous for people who already are sick or weakened.
- Delaware officials: 4 test positive for West Nile virus Updated: Sep-01-15 1:31 pm
DOVER, Delaware - Delaware health officials say four people in the state have tested positive for West Nile virus.
- Health officials cancel 2 community meetings on HPV vaccine Updated: Sep-01-15 12:51 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The Rhode Island Department of Health has canceled two community meetings to discuss a new requirement that all middle school students in the state get the HPV vaccine, saying a video posted online contained threatening remarks.
- Indiana man accused of spreading HIV now faces 22 charges Updated: Sep-01-15 12:11 pm
TERRE HAUTE, Indiana - A 31-year-old western Indiana man accused of intentionally spreading HIV for more than a decade now faces six additional charges related to the case.
- UC Berkeley student tests positive for measles Updated: Sep-01-15 8:56 am
BERKELEY, California - Berkeley health officials have issued a warning after a UC Berkeley student tested positive for measles after riding public transportation away from the school.
- Manhattan school tests positive for Legionella bacteria Updated: Sep-01-15 5:52 am
NEW YORK - Officials say a Catholic school on Manhattan's Upper East Side has been closed for cleaning after a cooling tower tested positive for low levels of the Legionella bacteria.
- More mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus in DeKalb Updated: Sep-01-15 5:41 am
ATLANTA - DeKalb County officials are urging residents to take precautions as more mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus.
- 73 San Quentin inmates with Legionnaires' disease symptoms Updated: Aug-31-15 10:50 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Officials say the number of inmates at San Quentin State Prison showing respiratory illness symptoms increased to 73.
- 4th Legionnaires' disease death at Illinois veterans' home Updated: Aug-31-15 9:01 pm
QUINCY, Illinois - The Illinois Department of Public Health on Monday reported two more deaths from Legionnaires' disease in an outbreak at a western Illinois veterans' home.
- Some Verdi water contaminated with E. Coli; no use order Updated: Aug-31-15 6:53 pm
RENO, Nevada - Washoe County health officials are warning residents in a section of Verdi west of Reno to refrain from using water from the public system after it was found to be contaminated with E. Coli.
- Heroin woes not prompting needle exchange in NW Indiana Updated: Aug-31-15 5:44 pm
VALPARAISO, Indiana - Two northwestern Indiana counties that have long faced drug abuse troubles aren't dealing with the spread of diseases among intravenous drug users that's prompted the start of needle-exchange programs elsewhere in the state.
- New strain of lice could put schools in scratchy situation Updated: Aug-31-15 4:44 pm
ST. LOUIS - A study that suggests a new strain of lice may be resistant to common drugstore treatments comes as children are headed back to school, and some districts have loosened their attendance policies over students with the minuscule bugs.
- Minnesota health officials tout stronger flu vaccine Updated: Aug-31-15 4:01 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Health officials in Minnesota say this season's flu vaccine will be stronger than last year.
- Blue Bell resumes selling ice cream after listeria recall Updated: Aug-31-15 3:32 pm
BRENHAM, Texas - Blue Bell ice cream is back.
- Mississippi records first death from West Nile virus Updated: Aug-31-15 3:04 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi has recorded its first death from the West Nile virus of 2015.
- Experts to investigate new Ebola case in north Sierra Leone Updated: Aug-31-15 2:16 pm
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - Ebola experts are in Sierra Leone's Kambia district investigating a case that emerged less than a week after the country's last known patient was discharged from a hospital, a World Health Organization spokeswoman said Monday.
- Singapore softens ban on HIV-positive visitors Updated: Aug-31-15 3:13 am
SINGAPORE - Singapore said Monday it has lifted a two-decade ban on HIV-infected people from entering the country, but will limit their stay to a maximum of three months.
- 6 San Quentin inmates ill with Legionnaires' disease Updated: Aug-30-15 7:23 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - At least six San Quentin State Prison inmates were ill with Legionnaires' disease and dozens more under observation Sunday, prompting a weekend halt to visitors, no hot meals and limited drinking water supplies at California's oldest prison.
- Central Indiana county's syringe exchange off to slow start Updated: Aug-30-15 4:05 pm
ANDERSON, Indiana - A syringe exchange program aimed at slowing the spread of hepatitis C in a central Indiana county is off to a disappointing start, health department officials there say.