- Washington woman's measles death is first in US since 2003 Updated: Jul-03-15 3:52 pm
SEATTLE - A woman killed by measles in Washington state had been vaccinated against the disease as a child but succumbed because she had a compromised immune system, a local health official told a TV station.
- UN: 29 die in South Sudan cholera outbreak as cases rise Updated: Jul-03-15 8:58 am
KAMPALA, Uganda - At least 29 people have died in South Sudan's latest cholera outbreak, the U.N. children's agency said Friday.
- 2 separate salmonella outbreaks sicken 7 people in Minnesota Updated: Jul-02-15 3:18 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Several recent cases of salmonella in Minnesota have been linked to stuffed chicken entrees that look cooked but are actually raw, officials said Thursday.
- 1 death reported from salmonella outbreak at NC restaurant Updated: Jul-02-15 3:08 pm
LEXINGTON, North Carolina - State health officials say one person has died in connection with a salmonella outbreak at a North Carolina barbecue restaurant.
- What's next for California's contentious vaccine law Updated: Jun-30-15 7:27 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a hotly contested California bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country in the wake of an outbreak of measles at Disneyland late last year.
- Restaurant sued during salmonella outbreak investigation Updated: Jun-30-15 7:44 am
LEXINGTON, North Carolina - A Lexington restaurant is facing more lawsuits during an investigation of a gastrointestinal illness outbreak at the business.
- 5th man arrested on charge tied to Indiana HIV outbreak Updated: Jun-29-15 5:02 pm
JEFFERSONVILLE, Indiana - Federal agents say a fifth man has been arrested in connection with the largest HIV outbreak in Indiana history.
- State, poultry industry take precautions against bird flu Updated: Jun-29-15 12:14 pm
BALTIMORE - Agriculture officials and poultry farmers in Maryland are taking extra precautions against avian influenza after outbreaks devastated flocks in other states.
- Some Montana schools missing vaccine benchmark, data shows Updated: Jun-28-15 2:44 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Vaccination rates at one in eight elementary schools in Montana are too low to ensure immunity from outbreaks of measles or whooping cough, new state data shows.
- Madison County plans 4 sites for needle-exchange program Updated: Jun-27-15 5:58 pm
ANDERSON, Indiana - Health officials are working to open four needle-exchange sites in a central Indiana county after being granted state approval for the program because of disease being spread among intravenous drug users.
- Iowa landfill stops taking dead birds affected by bird flu Updated: Jun-26-15 8:35 am
MALVERN, Iowa - A southwestern Iowa landfill has stopped accepting dead birds and related waste from the recent bird flu outbreak.
- In North Korea, war anniversary is climax of anti-US fervor Updated: Jun-25-15 10:36 am
SUSAN-RI, North Korea - June is something like Hate America Month in North Korea.
- Investigation into NC salmonella outbreak continues Updated: Jun-25-15 6:41 am
LEXINGTON, North Carolina - A Lexington restaurant has voluntarily closed until Monday during an investigation of a gastrointestinal illness outbreak at the business.
- 4 men arrested on drug charges tied to Indiana HIV outbreak Updated: Jun-24-15 5:09 pm
JEFFERSONVILLE, Indiana - Four people accused of distributing a painkiller linked to the largest HIV outbreak in Indiana history have been arrested, and more arrests are expected, according to local and federal authorities.
- Panel gives weak endorsement of new meningitis shots Updated: Jun-24-15 3:47 pm
NEW YORK - A federal panel gave a weak endorsement Wednesday to two expensive meningitis shots, declining to recommend that all teens get the vaccine and leaving the decision to parents and doctors.
- Dad urges meningococcal vaccinations following death of son Updated: Jun-24-15 9:58 am
EUGENE, Oregon - While half of University of Oregon undergraduates skipped the recommended vaccination against the deadly type B meningococcal disease, one Oregon father drove his son to Canada to get the vaccination last fall before he began attending Oregon State University.
- Malaria killed more people than usual in Ebola outbreak Updated: Jun-23-15 10:14 pm
LONDON - Malaria likely killed many more people than usual in the West African nation of Guinea during last year's Ebola outbreak, a new study suggests, as tens of thousands with potential signs of the mosquito-spread disease probably shunned health clinics.
- Tekmira says Ebola drug unlikely to work in study Updated: Jun-19-15 6:04 pm
NEW YORK - Drugmaker Tekmira said Friday that an experimental treatment for a strain of Ebola will probably fail in a clinical trial.
- WHO chief reassures South Korea as its MERS deaths reach 24 Updated: Jun-18-15 8:32 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - The head of the World Health Organization has praised beleaguered South Korean officials and exhausted health workers, saying their efforts to contain a deadly MERS virus outbreak have put the country on good footing and lowered the public risk.
- Branstad: Bird flu could leave 1,500 unemployed by August Updated: Jun-18-15 4:08 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - More than 1,500 Iowa workers are expected to lose their jobs as a result of the bird flu outbreak and the cost to the state's egg industry alone will exceed $1 billion, Gov. Terry Branstad said Thursday in a letter seeking a major disaster declaration from President Barack Obama.
- Indiana to keep HIV outbreak response center open for 1 year Updated: Jun-17-15 6:26 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - With the largest HIV outbreak in Indiana history on the wane, a state-run community outreach center that's been in operation since late March will close next week and reopen at another location, state health officials said Wednesday.
- UN: Spread of MERS in South Korea isn't global emergency Updated: Jun-17-15 5:26 am
LONDON - The World Health Organization says the spread of a mysterious virus from the Middle East to South Korea doesn't merit being declared a global emergency despite infecting more than 160 people in the biggest outbreak outside the Arabian peninsula.
- Central Indiana county seeks needle-exchange program Updated: Jun-16-15 4:37 pm
ANDERSON, Indiana - Officials in a central Indiana county declared a public health emergency Tuesday over a growing number of hepatitis C cases and are requesting state approval for starting a needle-exchange program.
- 18 sickened by salmonella at Ohio assisted living center Updated: Jun-16-15 7:32 am
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - Health officials in northwest Ohio are investigating a salmonella outbreak they say has sickened 18 people at an assisted living facility.
- Boise Co-Op closes deli following salmonella outbreak Updated: Jun-15-15 7:27 pm
BOISE, Idaho - The Boise Co-Op is voluntarily closing its deli after nearly 30 people tested positive for salmonella linked to eating at the grocery store.