- Indiana imposes ban on moving poultry, other birds to events Updated: May-28-15 8:04 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana imposed a statewide ban Wednesday on moving poultry and other birds to events such as county fairs in hopes of preventing the spread of a bird flu strain that's killed tens of millions of chickens, turkeys and other birds across the nation.
- Some Iowa farmers upset with government's bird flu response Updated: May-24-15 6:10 pm
SIBLEY, Iowa - Iowa farmers who have been dealing for weeks with thousands of rotting dead chickens are frustrated by the government's response to the Midwest bird flu outbreak.
- Free HIV testing offered in 2 Indiana counties amid outbreak Updated: May-24-15 9:23 am
SEYMOUR, Indiana - Free HIV testing will be offered in two Indiana counties following an outbreak that has infected at least 160 people.
- Concert planned to help victims of Ohio botulism outbreak Updated: May-24-15 4:04 am
LANCASTER, Ohio - Community members plan to hold a concert to raise money for those sickened in a botulism outbreak at an Ohio church potluck.
- Millions of birds dead due to flu to be disposed of soon Updated: May-23-15 5:13 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Millions of Iowa birds killed or destroyed in the wake of a bird flu outbreak should be disposed of or incinerated within the next week, according to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
- Joyful Burundi refugees leave disease-stricken camp Updated: May-23-15 2:23 pm
LAKE TANGANYIKA, Tanzania - Hundreds of women, many with children strapped on their backs alongside their few belongings, sing melodious tunes expressing their joy as their small boats approach the ferry M.V. Liemba.
- Egg prices surge to record on shortage caused by bird flu Updated: May-22-15 4:43 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Egg prices reached record levels on Friday after a bird flu outbreak decimated the flock, leading to the death of more than 20 million egg-laying hens over the last month in the top producing state of Iowa.
- Cholera infects 3,000 Burundian refugees, UN calls for help Updated: May-22-15 1:27 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda - An outbreak of cholera has infected 3,000 people in a Tanzanian border region where refugees fleeing political unrest in Burundi have massed, the U.N. Refugee Agency said Friday.
- Iowa cancels bird shows at Iowa State Fair, county fairs Updated: May-21-15 5:45 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa State Fair and county fairs will not have poultry shows this year, Iowa agriculture officials said Thursday, as the state continued to struggle with a bird flu outbreak that has claimed more than 25 million chickens and turkeys.
- Indiana approves 1st needle-exchange program under new law Updated: May-21-15 4:41 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana approved a yearlong needle-exchange program Thursday for a rural county at the center of an HIV outbreak that spurred a new state law allowing such programs to curb the spread of diseases among intravenous drug users.
- Salmonella outbreak grows to 60 cases Updated: May-21-15 8:44 am
KENOSHA, Wisconsin - Kenosha County health officials say the number of salmonella cases has grown to 60.
- Indiana official to testify in Congress about HIV outbreak Updated: May-21-15 8:44 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana's health commissioner is set to testify before Congress about Indiana's largest HIV outbreak and the drug abuse that's behind that epidemic.
- ConAgra to pay $11.2M to settle salmonella criminal case Updated: May-20-15 12:37 pm
SAVANNAH, Georgia - ConAgra Foods agreed Wednesday to pay $11.2 million to settle a federal criminal charge that the company shipped Peter Pan peanut butter tainted with salmonella from a plant in Georgia more than eight years ago, triggering a massive recall and food-safety investigation after more than 600 people got sick.
- Hormel overcomes bird flu in 2Q, but drag seen in 2nd half Updated: May-20-15 12:08 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Hormel reported a record second-quarter profit of $180.2 million Wednesday despite a bird flu scourge that has killed more than 8 million birds in Minnesota.
- Judge approves $200M settlement in 2012 meningitis outbreak Updated: May-19-15 7:39 pm
BOSTON - Victims of a 2012 meningitis outbreak caused by a now-closed Massachusetts compounding pharmacy will have access to a $200 million compensation fund, following approval Tuesday by a federal bankruptcy judge.
- Merkel: Global catastrophe plan needed after Ebola crisis Updated: May-18-15 7:21 am
BERLIN - The Ebola crisis in western Africa showed the world in a painful way that a global catastrophe plan is needed to deal with future epidemics, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday.
- 2 million more Minnesota chickens to be destroyed due to flu Updated: May-17-15 7:29 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - One of the nation's largest egg producers says it will destroy 2 million egg-laying hens in Minnesota due to a deadly bird flu virus.
- Norovirus outbreak at Lane County senior facilities Updated: May-16-15 1:25 pm
EUGENE, Oregon - Five senior living facilities in the Eugene area have reported outbreaks of norovirus in recent weeks.
- FDA panel highlights problems with medical scopes Updated: May-15-15 5:42 pm
WASHINGTON - Federal health experts say there are a host of problems with the design and cleaning instructions for specialized medical scopes recently linked to a series of bacterial outbreaks in hospitals nationwide.
- Minnesota State Fair and others cancel shows over bird flu Updated: May-15-15 4:53 pm
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minnesota - All poultry shows have been canceled at the Minnesota State Fair and all county fairs across the state this year as authorities try to stop a deadly bird flu virus, officials said Friday, while other states have already made or are considering similar moves.
- Correction: Animal Shelter Cleanup story Updated: May-15-15 12:21 pm
JACKSBORO, Tennessee - In a story May 13 about officials seeking to temporarily close and clean an animal shelter that was the site of several disease outbreaks, The Associated Press reported erroneously where the shelter was located. The affected shelter serves Campbell County, Tennessee, not Campbell County, Kentucky. The Kentucky shelter has not been affected by any outbreak.
- Health department investigating possible chickenpox outbreak Updated: May-15-15 4:19 am
HAYDEN, Alabama - The Blount County Health Department is investigating several potential cases of chickenpox at Hayden Primary School.
- A food poisoning report with good news: Fewer E. coli cases Updated: May-14-15 2:03 pm
NEW YORK - Fewer Americans are getting sick from a nasty germ sometimes found in undercooked hamburgers, the government reported Thursday.
- Former VA exec during disease outbreak asked to stop working Updated: May-14-15 1:38 pm
PITTSBURGH - A former regional director who helped oversee the Pittsburgh VA during a Legionnaires' outbreak has been asked to stop working under a contract with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
- Cereal maker Post says bird flu squeezing its egg supply Updated: May-13-15 5:45 pm
ST. LOUIS - Cereal maker Post Holdings Inc. says the Midwest's deadly bird flu outbreak is affecting more of its egg supply.