Public health

November 14, 2018 - 1:40 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Food safety officials are stressing the importance of proper handling and cooking practices amid a nationwide outbreak of drug-resistant Salmonella found in raw turkey, with Thanksgiving approaching. The Centers for Disease Control last week said the number of reported illnesses...
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November 13, 2018 - 9:50 am
GENEVA (AP) — The emergencies chief for the World Health Organization says he expects Congo's Ebola outbreak will last at least another six months, and says informal health facilities have become "major drivers" of the current, deadly transmission. Dr. Peter Salama says makeshift "tradi-modern"...
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November 10, 2018 - 4:41 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's latest Ebola outbreak is the worst in the country's recorded history with 319 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry said. The deadly virus has killed about 198 people since the outbreak was declared Aug. 1 in the volatile east, the ministry said. Those...
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks in during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. Pelosi says she's confident she will win enough support to be elected speaker of the House next year and that she is the best person for the job. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 08, 2018 - 9:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly ascendant Democrats are promising congressional action on gun control amid a rash of mass shootings, including a late-night assault at a California bar that killed 12 people. Measures including expanded background checks and a ban on assault-style weapons are likely to reach...
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks in during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. Pelosi says she's confident she will win enough support to be elected speaker of the House next year and that she is the best person for the job. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 08, 2018 - 3:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly ascendant Democrats are promising congressional action on gun control amid a rash of mass shootings, including a late-night assault at a California bar that killed 12 people. Measures including expanded background checks and a ban on assault-style weapons are likely to reach...
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This photo released by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, shows a convoy of vehicles of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent driving in the Syrian desert heading to Rukban camp between the Jordan and Syria borders, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. U.N. officials and volunteers from the Syrian Arab Red Crescent offered vaccinations for children Sunday and distributed much needed aid, the first such assistance since January to reach thousands of people in a remote camp for the displaced on Syria's border with Jordan. Residents say it is the first time they see international humanitarians roaming their desolate camp, where nearly 50,000 have been stranded in a political void. (Syrian Arab Red Crescent via AP)
November 04, 2018 - 9:58 am
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — U.N. officials and volunteers from the Syrian Arab Red Crescent offered children vaccinations and distributed desperately needed aid on Sunday, the first such assistance to reach thousands in a remote camp for the displaced on Syria's border with Jordan since January...
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Esta fotografía muestra una marquesina afuera del Centro de Rehabilitación para Niños Wanaque, en Nueva Jersey, el martes 23 de octubre de 2018. (AP Foto/Julio Cortez)
November 01, 2018 - 1:28 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A 10th person died amid a viral outbreak at a pediatric care center while a different strain of the virus was found at another facility in the state, New Jersey health officials said Thursday. The state Health Department confirmed in a statement the "medically fragile child" at...
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November 01, 2018 - 12:14 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is grappling with one of its worst measles outbreak in decades, with over 1,200 cases reported since the beginning of 2018. Israeli media reported Thursday that an 18-month-old baby died of complications of the disease at a Jerusalem hospital, the country's first death from...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2013, file photo, the Department of Justice headquarters building in Washington is photographed early in the morning. The Trump administration has stepped up scrutiny of asbestos trust funds out of concern of fraud and abuse. The Justice Department worries the pots of money intended to help people exposed to the hazardous substance are being depleted by fraudulent claims _ harming victims, businesses and the government. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)
October 31, 2018 - 9:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has stepped up scrutiny of asbestos trust funds, concerned that the pots of money intended to help people exposed to the hazardous substance are being depleted by fraudulent claims, harming victims, businesses and the government. The Justice Department in...
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October 30, 2018 - 1:10 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday called on armed groups jeopardizing the response to an Ebola outbreak in Congo to immediately halt their attacks, expressing "great concern" at the potential regional spread of the often deadly virus. A resolution adopted unanimously by the...
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