Public health

September 26, 2018 - 12:49 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Congo's health ministry says efforts to contain the latest Ebola outbreak can resume Wednesday in a key community where a deadly rebel attack over the weekend caused work to be suspended. Civil society in Beni had demanded that commercial and other activity stop for five days to...
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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 file photo, doctor Roberto Ieraci vaccinates a child in Rome. Italian parents have more time before having to produce proof their children kids received 10 mandatory vaccinations. Earlier in the week, the Senate passed legislation extending till March a requirement that families provide vaccination documentation so their children can attend nursery school or kindergarten. The certification requirement was supposed to have kicked in before the September start of school. But the populist government wanted to extend the deadline. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)
September 22, 2018 - 10:29 am
ROME (AP) — Italian parents have more time before having to produce proof to schools that their children have received 10 mandatory vaccinations. The Italian Senate has extended until March a requirement that families provide vaccination documentation so their children can attend nursery school or...
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September 22, 2018 - 5:50 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — A Congolese woman who refused an Ebola vaccination and then disappeared has died of the virus near the heavily traveled border with Uganda, which is preparing to begin vaccinations as needed. The confirmed Ebola death highlights the challenges health workers are facing in a...
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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2016 file photo, dawn approaches over the meat processing plant owned and run by Cargill Meat Solutions, in Fort Morgan, a small town on the eastern plains of Colorado. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2018, that the company has recalled more than 132,000 pounds of ground beef after a deadly E. coli outbreak. The beef was produced on June 21 and shipped to retailers nationwide under several brands. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
September 20, 2018 - 1:08 pm
FORT MORGAN, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado meatpacker is recalling more than 132,000 pounds (60,000 kilograms) of ground beef after a suspected E. coli outbreak killed one person and sickened 17, officials said. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday the beef was produced and packaged at...
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Zimbabwe Health Minister Obadiah Moyo washes his hands before entering a cholera quarantine area in Harare, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, after a cholera emergency was declared in Zimbabwe's capital following the deaths of more than 20 people. The deaths in Harare have many fearing a repeat of the outbreak that killed thousands in 2008.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
September 14, 2018 - 9:00 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's new government is battling criticism over a cholera outbreak that has killed at least 25 people. A crowdfunding initiative by the finance minister amid reports of government spending on new vehicles for Cabinet members has only swelled public anger. Some local non...
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September 14, 2018 - 2:34 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Health authorities say mosquito-borne viruses have killed four people in Romania this week, bringing the total deaths from West Nile virus to 21. The National Public Health Institute Friday reported 30 new cases of people getting sick after being bitten by mosquitoes...
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September 13, 2018 - 4:14 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's prime minister has requested financial help from the European Union to deal with the financial effects of a serious outbreak of African swine fever. Premier Viorica Dancila made the request Thursday to the EU's agriculture commissioner, Phil Hogan, explaining...
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FILE - This Dec. 4, 2013 file photo shows vials of flavored liquid at a store selling electronic cigarettes and related items in Los Angeles. On Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, U.S. health officials said teenage use of e-cigarette has reached “epidemic” levels in the U.S. and are calling on the industry to address the problem or risk having their flavored products pulled off the market. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
September 12, 2018 - 11:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials are sounding the alarm about teenage use of e-cigarettes, calling the problem an "epidemic" and ordering manufacturers to reverse the trend or risk having their flavored vaping products pulled from the market. The warning from the Food and Drug Administration...
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A health worker attends to patients suffering from cholera symptoms at a local hospital in Harare, Tuesday, Sept, 11, 2018. A cholera emergency has been declared in Zimbabwe's capital after 20 people have died, the health minister said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
September 12, 2018 - 7:40 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's police said Wednesday that they are banning "public gatherings" in Harare in an effort to curb a cholera outbreak that has killed 21 people. Police spokeswoman Charity Charamba said in a statement Wednesday that the ban aims to alleviate "the continuous spread" of...
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A health worker attends to a child suffering from cholera symptoms at a local hospital in Harare, Tuesday, Sept, 11, 2018. A cholera emergency has been declared in Zimbabwe's capital after 20 people have died, the health minister said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
September 11, 2018 - 5:09 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A cholera emergency has been declared in Zimbabwe's capital after 20 people have died, the health minister said Tuesday. The deaths in Harare have many fearing a repeat of the outbreak that killed thousands at the height of the southern African country's economic problems in...
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