Infectious diseases

FILE - This undated photo provided by Maricopa County Sheriff's Office shows Nathan Sutherland, who is charged with sexually assaulting an incapacitated woman who later gave birth at a long-term care facility in Phoenix. Sutherland has appealed a court order requiring a test to determine if he has HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
May 20, 2019 - 3:41 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A former nurse charged with sexually assaulting an incapacitated woman who later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care facility has appealed a court order requiring a test to determine if he has HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases. A lawyer for Nathan Sutherland says in an...
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May 20, 2019 - 4:32 am
GENEVA (AP) — The head of the U.N. health agency says the risk that the Ebola virus will spread remains "very high." Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was speaking Monday at the start of the World Health Organization's annual assembly, where issues like anti-microbial resistance, universal health care and...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 8, 2019 file photo, University of Pittsburgh pharmacy student Alexandria Taylor prepares syringes during a free measles vaccination clinic by the Allegheny County Health Department at the Homewood-Brushton YMCA in Pittsburgh. On Monday, May 13, 2019, U.S. health officials say the year’s count of measles cases has surpassed 800, in a growing tally that already is the nation’s highest in 25 years. (Steph Chambers/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)
May 13, 2019 - 7:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials say this year's count of measles cases has surpassed 800, a growing tally that is already the nation's highest in 25 years. A total of 839 cases were reported as of last week. That's the most since 1994, when 963 were reported for the entire year. The Centers...
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May 13, 2019 - 6:00 am
BENI, Congo (AP) — Authorities say an Ebola treatment has come under attack again in eastern Congo. Butembo Mayor Sylvain Kanyamanda said Monday that one of the attackers was killed in the overnight assault in Katwa. Two patients also died after all the nursing staff fled the health facility. The...
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The Freewinds cruise ship is docked in the port of Willemstad, Curacao Saturday, May 4, 2019. Authorities in Curacao on Saturday boarded the ship that arrived in the Dutch Caribbean island under quarantine, to start vaccinating people to prevent a measles outbreak. Health officials said only those who already have been vaccinated or have previously had measles will be free to leave the 440-foot (134-meter) ship Freewinds. (AP Photo/Dick Drayer)
May 11, 2019 - 2:58 pm
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao (AP) — Authorities in Curacao say that 17 crew members and 11 passengers must stay aboard a ship owned by the Church of Scientology that was quarantined at the Dutch Caribbean island following a confirmed case of measles. Dr. Izzy Gerstenbluth said Saturday that the group is...
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May 10, 2019 - 2:11 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A microorganism that played a role in treating tuberculosis is now officially recognized as New Jersey's state microbe. Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill Friday giving the distinction to Streptomyces (strep-toh-MY'-seez) griseus (GREE'-say-us). The microbe was discovered in New...
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May 10, 2019 - 12:01 pm
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Parents in Washington state will no longer be able to claim a personal or philosophical exemption for their children from receiving the combined measles, mumps and rubella vaccine before attending a day care center or school under a measure signed Friday by Gov. Jay Inslee...
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May 10, 2019 - 1:46 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization is warning it may not be possible to contain Ebola to the two affected provinces in eastern Congo if violent attacks on health teams continue. In an update Friday, WHO warned that Ebola response activities had been halted for five consecutive days...
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May 09, 2019 - 4:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Health and Human Services Department announced Thursday that California-Based Gilead Sciences Inc. has agreed to donate medications that reduce the risk of HIV transmission for up to 200,000 people a year. "Will help us achieve our goal of ending the HIV epidemic in America!"...
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In this May 2, 2019, photo homeless people gather on the sidewalk at an encampment in Phoenix. Health officials say Arizona is seeing a surge in hepatitis A cases, with the majority of people infected being the homeless population and drug users, primarily in the Tucson area but also in metro Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
May 05, 2019 - 4:08 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is seeing a surge in hepatitis A cases, mostly in the Tucson area but also in metro Phoenix, health officials say. The outbreak of the viral disease that affects the liver began in November and cases have continued to rise since then despite efforts to step up vaccinations...
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