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German measles officially eliminated in North, South America

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say the first region of the world to rid itself of German measles is North and South America. World Health Organization officials on Wednesday …


Army troops isolated after Africa duty tour

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Army two-star general and 11 of his staff are being isolated at the base in Italy upon returning from serving in West Africa to help with …


WHO: Nigeria’s Ebola outbreak is officially over

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria is free of Ebola, the World Health Organization declared Monday in a rare victory in the months-long battle against the fatal disease. Nigeria’s containment of …


UN health agency: Ebola outbreak over in Senegal

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. health agency has officially declared an end to the Ebola outbreak in Senegal. The World Health Organization says it commends the country for its diligence …


Official: 2nd worker tests positive for Ebola

DALLAS (AP) — A second health care worker at a Dallas hospital who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease, …


US doctor infected with Ebola arrives in Nebraska

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A doctor who became infected with Ebola while working in Liberia — the third American aid worker sickened with the virus — arrived Friday at a …


Mission group identifies 3rd American with Ebola

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The third American sickened with Ebola is a Boston-area doctor who decided to return to Liberia after the two others fell ill with the deadly virus, …


Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate …


Pakistani Taliban announces 1-month cease-fire

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The Pakistani Taliban announced Saturday that the group will observe a one-month cease-fire as part of efforts to negotiate a peace deal with the government, throwing …


Colo. farmers arrested in fatal listeria outbreak

DENVER (AP) — The owners of a Colorado cantaloupe farm were arrested Thursday on charges stemming from a 2011 listeria epidemic that killed 33 people in one of the nation’s …


SAfrican official: Mandela better from pneumonia

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela is breathing “without difficulty” after having a procedure to clear fluid in his lung area that was caused by pneumonia, the spokesman for South Africa’s …


UK: Queen hospitalized over stomach illness

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II was hospitalized Sunday over an apparent stomach infection that has ailed her for days, a rare instance of ill health sidelining the long-reigning …


Study: People worldwide living longer, but sicker

LONDON (AP) — Nearly everywhere around the world, people are living longer and fewer children are dying. But increasingly, people are grappling with the diseases and disabilities of modern life, …


New tests could hamper food outbreak detection

WASHINGTON (AP) — New tests that promise to speed up diagnosis of food poisoning pose an unexpected problem: They could make it more difficult to identify dangerous outbreaks like the …


New tests could hamper food outbreak detection

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s about to get faster and easier to diagnose food poisoning, but that progress for individual patients comes with a downside: It could hurt the nation’s ability …


Gene-altered mosquitoes could be used vs. dengue

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Mosquito control officials in the Florida Keys are waiting for the federal government to sign off on an experiment that would release hundreds of thousands …


CDC says US flu season starts early, could be bad

NEW YORK (AP) — Flu season in the U.S. is off to its earliest start in nearly a decade — and it could be a bad one. Health officials on …


Med tech in hepatitis C case pleads not guilty

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A traveling hospital worker accused of stealing drugs and infecting patients with hepatitis C through contaminated syringes has pleaded not guilty to the charges in New …


US flu season starts early, could be bad, CDC says

NEW YORK (AP) — Flu season is off to its earliest start in nearly 10 years — and it could be a bad one. Health officials on Monday said suspected …


CDC: HIV spread high in young gay males

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say 1 in 5 new HIV infections occur in a tiny segment of the population — young men who are gay or bisexual. The …


New push for most in US to get at least 1 HIV test

WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s a new push to make testing for the AIDS virus as common as cholesterol checks. Americans ages 15 to 64 should get an HIV test at …


New push for most in US to get at least 1 HIV test

WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s a new push to make testing for the AIDS virus as common as cholesterol checks. Americans ages 15 to 64 should get an HIV test at …


Meningitis outbreak toll: 419 cases, 30 deaths

An outbreak of fungal meningitis has been linked to steroid shots for back pain made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts. The medication was recalled in late September. Latest numbers …


Meningitis outbreak toll: 377 illnesses, 29 deaths

An outbreak of fungal meningitis has been linked to steroid shots for back pain. The medication, made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts, has been recalled. Latest numbers from the …


Meningitis outbreak toll: 363 cases, 28 deaths

An outbreak of fungal meningitis has been linked to steroid shots for back pain. The medication, made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts, has been recalled. Latest numbers from the …


Meningitis outbreak toll: 338 cases, 25 deaths

An outbreak of fungal meningitis has been linked to steroid shots for back pain. The medication, made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts, has been recalled. Latest numbers from the …


Unprecedented ‘black mold’ meningitis a challenge

WASHINGTON (AP) — The black mold creeping into the spines of hundreds of people who got tainted shots for back pain marks uncharted medical territory. Never before has this particular …


Mass. pharmacy dodged reprimand after protest

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts regulators in 2004 proposed a formal reprimand for a company now linked to deadly meningitis outbreak, but they never delivered it after the company protested the …


Meningitis outbreak toll: 317 cases, 24 deaths

An outbreak of fungal meningitis has been linked to steroid shots for back pain. The medication, made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts, has been recalled. Latest numbers from the …


Panel: Pregnant women, get whooping cough shot

ATLANTA (AP) — An expert panel is urging every expecting mother to get a shot preventing whooping cough, preferably in the last three months of her pregnancy to help protect …