Disease outbreaks

FILE - This Aug. 28, 2019 file photo shows counterfeit packaging for popular vape brands in a display case of a store in downtown Los Angeles. On Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 1,080 confirmed and probable cases have been reported in 48 states and one U.S. territory. The count includes 18 deaths in 15 states. (AP Photo/Michael R. Blood)
October 03, 2019 - 1:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The outbreak of U.S. vaping-related illnesses has surpassed 1,000 cases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that 1,080 confirmed and probable cases have been reported in 48 states and one U.S. territory. The count includes 18 deaths in 15 states. The first...
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Libya's Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, at the United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 25, 2019 - 4:01 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly's annual gathering of world leaders (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Libya's Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj has ruled out peace talks with the leader of his country's rival government, describing him as a "war criminal." Sarraj used much of his...
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September 24, 2019 - 2:07 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The more than 2 million residents of Zimbabwe's capital and surrounding towns are now without water after authorities shut down the city's main treatment plant. It is raising new fears about disease after a recent cholera outbreak as the economy crumbles further. Officials...
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September 23, 2019 - 11:36 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani health officials are battling an outbreak of dengue fever in the South Asian nation, confirming over 10,000 cases and 20 deaths in recent months. More patients with symptoms of dengue fever were arriving Tuesday at hospitals in all major cities, putting a strain on the...
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September 23, 2019 - 2:37 am
LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says Congo will start using a second experimental Ebola vaccine, as efforts to stop the spiraling outbreak are stalled and Doctors Without Borders criticizes vaccination efforts to date. Since this outbreak was declared in August 2018, more than 200,000...
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September 19, 2019 - 3:47 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine health department has declared a polio outbreak in the country nearly two decades after the World Health Organization declared it to be free of the highly contagious and potentially deadly disease. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said at a news...
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September 16, 2019 - 7:36 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is culling thousands of pigs after confirming African swine fever at a farm near its border with North Korea, which had an outbreak in May. South Korea's agriculture ministry said the country's first case of the highly contagious disease was confirmed Tuesday...
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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visits an Ebola center in Beni, eastern Congo Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Guterres is starting a three-day visit to Congo to see the work of UN peacekeepers, work on disarmament and reintegration of ex-combatants, and efforts to stop the spread of the Ebola virus. (AP Photo/Al-hadji Kudra Maliro)
September 14, 2019 - 7:38 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Police in Congo have detained the former minister of health amid an investigation into the use of Ebola funds as confirmed Ebola deaths rose to near 2,000 and confirmed cases of the virus exceeded 3,000 in the sprawling African nation. Former Minister of Health Oly Ilunga was...
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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visits an Ebola center in Beni, eastern Congo Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Guterres is starting a three-day visit to Congo to see the work of UN peacekeepers, work on disarmament and reintegration of ex-combatants, and efforts to stop the spread of the Ebola virus. (AP Photo/Al-hadji Kudra Maliro)
September 01, 2019 - 10:19 am
BENI, Congo (AP) — The United Nations secretary general visited Congo's eastern city of Beni on Sunday, pledging solidarity as the region faces an Ebola outbreak that has killed nearly 2,000 people in a year and ongoing insecurity that has residents skeptical of outside help. "I could not go to the...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2019, file photo, a woman receives a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y. New York's revocation of a longtime religious exemption for vaccinations has parents scrambling to either get kids shots, or get them out of the classroom as the school year begins. Lawmakers did away with the religious exemption in June amid the nation’s worst measles outbreak since 1992. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
September 01, 2019 - 5:52 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Thousands of New York parents are scrambling to get their kids shots — or get them out of school. That's because state lawmakers recently revoked a religious exemption for mandatory school vaccinations. Lawmakers did away with the exemption in June amid the nation's worst...
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