- Health Dep't confirms outbreak of respiratory illness Updated: May-04-15 2:49 am
FORT MYERS, Florida - The Florida Department of Health is confirming a Lee County outbreak of adenovirus, a highly contagious respiratory illness that commonly causes cold-like symptoms, pneumonia, sore throat and diarrhea.
- Whatcom health officials say 36 sick from E. coli outbreak Updated: May-02-15 3:43 pm
LYNDEN, Washington - The Whatcom County Health Department says an E. coli outbreak at the Milk Makers Fest left 36 people sick and sent five to the hospital.
- Small West Texas high school sees chlamydia outbreak Updated: May-02-15 1:53 pm
CRANE, Texas - An outbreak of chlamydia, a sexually transmitted disease, has been reported at a small West Texas high school.
- Indiana reaches out to truck drivers during HIV outbreak Updated: May-01-15 6:31 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana health officials dealing with an HIV outbreak in a rural county are urging truck drivers and others traveling through the outbreak area to avoid risky sexual behavior.
- Branstad declares state of emergency in response to bird flu Updated: May-01-15 6:10 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - A state of emergency was declared Friday by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad with nearly 17 million chickens and turkeys dead, dying or scheduled to be euthanized due to a widening bird flu outbreak.
- Black band coral disease continues to affect Kauai reefs Updated: Apr-30-15 6:07 am
HONOLULU - Black band coral disease is affecting nearly half of the reef sites researchers have surveyed in waters off Kauai, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources said.
- Indiana lawmakers OK needle exchange programs Updated: Apr-29-15 11:10 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Lawmakers looking to prevent a repeat of an HIV outbreak that has rocked a southern Indiana county sent Republican Gov. Mike Pence a measure Wednesday that would allow communities to implement needle-exchange programs if they can prove they're in the midst of an epidemic tied to intravenous drug use.
- Black band coral disease continues to affect Kauai reefs Updated: Apr-29-15 10:26 pm
HONOLULU - Black band coral disease is affecting nearly half of the reef sites researchers have surveyed in waters off Kauai, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources said Wednesday.
- Louisiana poultry producers watch Midwest bird flu outbreak Updated: Apr-29-15 11:53 am
MONROE, Louisiana - Poultry producers in Northeastern Louisiana have been monitoring the bird flu outbreak in the Midwest.
- In path of bird migration, Eastern states see possible flu Updated: Apr-28-15 4:56 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - With bird flu still a significant problem in the Midwest, the East Coast is now bracing for migratory treks of waterfowl that could put numerous states with poultry farms and backyard chicken operations at risk of an outbreak.
- Ex-egg execs appeal jail sentences in salmonella outbreak Updated: Apr-28-15 12:38 pm
SIOUX CITY, Iowa - Two former egg industry executives are appealing the three-month jail sentences a judge has ordered for their roles in a 2010 food poisoning outbreak.
- An explanation of wild birds' role in avian flu outbreak Updated: Apr-27-15 6:19 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Wild birds are believed to be behind the first major widespread outbreak of bird flu in the United States. The H5N2 virus has cost Midwestern turkey and chicken producers more than 13 million birds since early March, including several new cases announced in Iowa and Minnesota on Monday. Here are some questions and answers about how wild birds remain healthy even when carrying and spreading the virus.
- Source of Ohio botulism cases likely was potato salad Updated: Apr-27-15 4:05 pm
LANCASTER, Ohio - Health officials say the likely source of the botulism outbreak that killed one person and sickened many others at an Ohio church potluck dinner was home-canned potatoes used in a potato salad.
- Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers Updated: Apr-27-15 10:04 am
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- HIV patients today 'can live long, healthy lives' Updated: Apr-26-15 4:06 pm
TERRE HAUTE, Indiana - Treatment of HIV positive patients has come a long way since the early 1980s, when it was considered a death sentence.
- UN chief names new head of Ebola mission as outbreak calms Updated: Apr-25-15 3:58 pm
MONROVIA, Liberia - The U.N. chief on Saturday appointed a new head of the emergency mission responding to West Africa's Ebola crisis amid hopes that the world's deadliest outbreak of the virus will soon come to an end.
- Is ice cream safe? Federal health officials say yes Updated: Apr-24-15 5:58 pm
WASHINGTON - Is ice cream safe to eat? Federal officials say yes, even amid recalls by two ice cream companies after the discovery of listeria bacteria in their frozen confections.
- Branstad asks agencies to monitor bird flu outbreak in Iowa Updated: Apr-23-15 4:48 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Gov. Terry Branstad has asked several state agencies to monitor the outbreak of a deadly form of bird flu that's reached Iowa and led to an emergency declaration in Minnesota.
- CDC using new technology to track listeria Illnesses Updated: Apr-22-15 6:21 pm
WASHINGTON - The government is relying on some new technology - as well as a bit of luck - to track an outbreak of life-threatening listeria linked to Blue Bell ice cream products.
- Worried sick over canine flu? Tips to help protect your pup Updated: Apr-22-15 10:53 am
LOS ANGELES - An outbreak of canine flu has sickened more than 1,000 dogs in the Midwest, killing a handful and stirring concern among animal lovers nationwide that the highly contagious virus will sideline their pets.
- Michigan officials monitor bird flu outbreak in other states Updated: Apr-22-15 6:19 am
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan agriculture officials are monitoring a bird flu outbreak that's affected other Midwest states and say they're ready to respond if needed.
- A primer on the bird flu affecting Midwest poultry flocks Updated: Apr-21-15 5:43 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Scientists believe 70-degree temperatures will kill the deadly bird flu virus - and the change in weather can't come fast enough for producers in some Midwestern states struggling to contain a virulent strain that has doomed nearly 6.7 million turkeys and chickens since March. Here are some questions and answers about the outbreak:
- Q&A: What is listeria? Bacteria found in Blue Bell ice cream Updated: Apr-21-15 5:29 pm
WASHINGTON - Blue Bell Creameries is pulling all of its products off the shelves after samples of its ice cream tested positive for a potentially deadly bacteria - listeria.
- Hormel says bird flu outbreak will hurt turkey sales Updated: Apr-20-15 8:22 pm
NEW YORK - Hormel says it will sell less turkey this year because of a spreading bird flu outbreak.
- Students stand up for Indiana town at center of HIV outbreak Updated: Apr-19-15 12:11 pm
AUSTIN, Indiana - To Austin High School Principal Sherman Smith, it's just bullying on a bigger stage.