- Hospital: Patient has chicken pox, poses no health risk Updated: Aug-02-15 12:13 am
DANVILLE, Kentucky - A Kentucky hospital locked down its emergency room for nine hours Saturday, after a patient arrived covered with sores and doctors feared a potential threat to the public's health.
- NYC health official expects more Legionnaires' disease cases Updated: Aug-01-15 9:47 pm
NEW YORK - A New York City health official says it is likely doctors will diagnose more cases of Legionnaires' disease in the Bronx in the coming days, amid an outbreak that has killed four and sickened dozens.
- New Mexico confirms 1st case of plague this year Updated: Aug-01-15 1:40 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - State health officials say a Santa Fe County woman's death was the result of the plague.
- Connecticut sees first signs of West Nile virus this year Updated: Jul-31-15 7:58 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut health officials say mosquitoes trapped in Waterford are the first in the state to test positive for West Nile virus this year.
- Salmonella outbreak that may be tied to pork grows Updated: Jul-31-15 7:33 pm
SEATTLE - The state Department of Health says the number of Salmonella cases that may be tied to pork products has grown in Washington, with at least 90 people reported to have gotten sick.
- Officials close Gray's Lake beach due to E. coli levels Updated: Jul-31-15 4:31 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Officials have closed the beach at a popular park near downtown Des Moines because there's elevated levels of E. coli in the water.
- Outdoor enthusiasts: Wyoming excluded public in E. coli plan Updated: Jul-31-15 3:43 pm
JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming - Recreation advocates say public users were cut out of a state department's decision to downgrade water-quality standards for most small streams in Wyoming.
- UN Ebola mission winds down, WHO takes reins in West Africa Updated: Jul-31-15 12:17 pm
- Experimental Ebola vaccine could stop virus in West Africa Updated: Jul-31-15 11:44 am
LONDON - An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea seems to work and might help shut down the waning epidemic in West Africa, according to interim results from a study published Friday.
- Nevada investigating case of E. coli in Lovelock prison Updated: Jul-30-15 7:21 pm
LAS VEGAS - Prison officials say they're investigating one confirmed case and two suspected cases of E. coli bacteria at Lovelock Correctional Center in northern Nevada.
- Only small increase in US girls getting cervical cancer shot Updated: Jul-30-15 4:19 pm
NEW YORK - More U.S. girls are getting a controversial vaccine, but the increase last year was only slight.
- Officials: Moderate risk for West Nile virus in Boston area Updated: Jul-30-15 2:32 pm
BOSTON - State health officials have raised the West Nile virus risk level from "low" to "moderate" for Boston and 11 surrounding towns after multiple mosquitoes trapped in the area tested positive for the disease.
- Feds release updated strategy against AIDS in America Updated: Jul-30-15 2:17 pm
NEW YORK - U.S. health officials have updated their strategic plan for fighting AIDS, setting new goals for reducing infections and deaths.
- Sierra Leone faces Ebola setback; 500 under quarantine Updated: Jul-30-15 1:37 pm
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - Authorities in Sierra Leone said Thursday they had quarantined 500 people after a man died from Ebola in an area where the deadly virus had been gone for months, in another setback for the fight against the disease.
- AP Investigation: Filthy Rio water a threat at 2016 Olympics Updated: Jul-30-15 12:30 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America's first games are rife with human sewage and present a serious health risk for athletes, as well as for visitors to the iconic beaches of Rio de Janeiro.
- University employee tests positive for Legionnaires' disease Updated: Jul-30-15 4:44 am
WEST CHESTER, Pennsylvania - Officials at a suburban Philadelphia university say an employee has tested positive for Legionnaires' disease and eight campus buildings had higher-than-acceptable levels of the bacteria.
- Health agency says 2 Ohioans diagnosed with West Nile virus Updated: Jul-30-15 3:19 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Department of Health says two people recently diagnosed with West Nile virus are the first reported cases in the state this year.
- West Nile virus found in central NY mosquito pool sample Updated: Jul-30-15 3:08 am
SULLIVAN, New York - West Nile virus has been found in a central New York county.
- Rhode Island mandates HPV vaccine for seventh-graders Updated: Jul-29-15 2:07 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Seventh-graders in all public and private schools in Rhode Island are now required to get the HPV vaccine.
- Iowa State Fair won't let magician use doves in his act Updated: Jul-29-15 12:55 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Bird flu restrictions are forcing a young magician to come up with new tricks in his act, because the Iowa State Fair says he can't use his pet doves.
- W.Va. health agency investigates spike in syphilis cases Updated: Jul-29-15 12:34 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Health officials are investigating a spike in syphilis cases in West Virginia to determine how to prevent further cases of the sexually transmitted disease.
- 7 cases of rare infectious disease reported in South Dakota Updated: Jul-28-15 8:01 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - Seven cases of a rare infectious disease that humans can catch from animals and insects have been reported in western South Dakota since June, state health officials said Tuesday.
- Gilead beats Street 2Q forecasts on surge in sales, profit Updated: Jul-28-15 6:49 pm
Blockbuster hepatitis C medicine Harvoni propelled Gilead Sciences Inc.'s second-quarter profit up 23 percent as total revenue for the biotech drugmaker jumped 26 percent and it raised its 2015 sales forecast for the second time. Its shares jumped in after-hours trading.
- Health care spending to accelerate, US report says Updated: Jul-28-15 4:56 pm
WASHINGTON - The nation's respite from accelerating health care costs appears to be over.
- 1 more case of rare infectious disease confirmed in ND Updated: Jul-28-15 4:53 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota health officials have confirmed one more case of tularemia, a rare infectious disease that humans can catch from animals and insects.