- Complaint accuses hospital of religious discrimination Updated: Apr-30-16 3:24 pm
ASHEVILLE, North Carolina - A complaint filed by a federal agency is accusing Mission Hospital of religious discrimination and violating federal law for firing three workers who refused to adhere to the hospital's flu vaccine requirement and declined the shot.
- Md. governor, health officials, outline Zika prevention Updated: Apr-29-16 6:36 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Gov. Larry Hogan and state health officials on Friday outlined a variety of measures the state is taking to monitor and prevent the Zika virus in Maryland, where there have been 12 cases reported.
- Research supports blaming warmer waters for lobster decline Updated: Apr-29-16 5:45 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut researchers found no pesticides in lobsters collected in Long Island Sound in late 2014, a new study has found, boosting evidence that warming water temperatures are the main culprit in a huge crustacean decline that has decimated the local lobster industry.
- Zika-bearing mosquitoes could travel to Iowa this summer Updated: Apr-29-16 4:13 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Research from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that southern mosquitoes could travel to Iowa this summer, but state experts don't expect them to be a major carrier of the Zika virus.
- First widely available Zika test OK'd for emergency use Updated: Apr-29-16 2:53 pm
WASHINGTON - The first commercial test for the Zika virus has been cleared for emergency use in the U.S. and could be available by next week.
- Norovirus sickens 159 on cruise ship docked in Norfolk Updated: Apr-29-16 2:19 pm
NORFOLK, Virginia - Passengers on a cruise ship docked in Virginia have been sickened with norovirus.
- SC health officials report 1st case of travel-related Zika Updated: Apr-29-16 2:18 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Public health officials say the first South Carolinian to test positive for Zika virus contracted it while traveling abroad and wasn't contagious upon returning home.
- Puerto Rico reports 1st US Zika-related death amid outbreak Updated: Apr-29-16 1:52 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico announced Friday that it has recorded the first Zika-related U.S. death amid an outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus in the U.S. territory.
- Syphilis cases on rise in southeast Wyoming Updated: Apr-29-16 12:57 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The Wyoming Department of Health reports an alarming increase in reported syphilis cases in southeast Wyoming.
- Gilead 1Q profit tumbles on slower hepatitis C drug sales Updated: Apr-28-16 6:04 pm
WASHINGTON - Gilead Science Inc.'s earnings tumbled more than 17 percent in the first quarter as steeper discounts and rebates on its blockbuster hepatitis C drugs cut into sales.
- Shelby County has more measles cases than rest of US Updated: Apr-28-16 12:49 pm
MEMPHIS, Tennessee - Shelby County is home to more measles cases than the rest of the U.S. combined after an outbreak that began last week.
- Mumps outbreak reported at Sacred Heart University Updated: Apr-28-16 12:13 pm
FAIRFIELD, Connecticut - Sacred Heart University says eight people have been diagnosed with the mumps on campus since an outbreak was reported earlier this year.
- IU hospital in Muncie taking precautions for Legionella Updated: Apr-28-16 11:19 am
MUNCIE, Indiana - An Indiana University hospital in Muncie is keeping water restrictions in place after tests last week found a positive test for the Legionella bacteria.
- First North Dakota resident tests positive for Zika virus Updated: Apr-28-16 10:49 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota's Health Department says a state resident has tested positive for the Zika virus - the first such case in the state.
- Eastern Illinois University investigates mumps outbreak Updated: Apr-28-16 6:53 am
CHARLESTON, Illinois - An outbreak of mumps at Eastern Illinois University has affected about a dozen students.
- Obama wants $1.9B to fight Zika: Where does it stand? Updated: Apr-28-16 6:36 am
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's $1.9 billion request for emergency money to combat the Zika virus has been sitting before Congress for more than two months, and there's no obvious path forward despite a growing threat in the hot summer months and increasing public anxiety.
- Hawaii reaches milestone in fighting dengue fever outbreak Updated: Apr-27-16 9:50 pm
HONOLULU - Hawaii officials say they have reached a milestone in controlling the state's dengue fever outbreak now that 30 days have passed since the last known infected person was contagious.
- Advocates hold NYC protest over price of pneumonia vaccine Updated: Apr-27-16 5:17 pm
NEW YORK - Doctors Without Borders protested the price of pneumonia vaccines Wednesday by leading a march through midtown Manhattan and delivering a crib filled with flowers to a pharmaceutical company.
- South Korea unveils Zika-proof Olympic uniforms Updated: Apr-27-16 1:19 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's Olympic committee on Wednesday unveiled Zika-proof uniforms complete with mosquito repellent it says will help protect athletes from the virus at this year's games in Rio de Janeiro.
- New HIV rise significantly among some populations Updated: Apr-27-16 1:16 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The number of new HIV infections in Minnesota last year stayed about the same as 2014, but state health officials are expressing concern about a significant increase in some populations and groups.
- Cholera outbreak hits Zanzibar, kills at least 45 Updated: Apr-27-16 11:11 am
ZANZIBAR, Tanzania - A Zanzibar health official says a cholera outbreak on the island archipelago has killed at least 45 people since March.
- Harvard students isolated amid mumps outbreak Updated: Apr-26-16 4:21 pm
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts - A mumps outbreak at Harvard University has affected 40 members of the school community in the last two months.
- Arkansas health officials urge measles awareness Updated: Apr-26-16 3:01 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas health officials are urging residents to stay up to date on their vaccinations after six cases of measles were confirmed in Memphis, Tennessee.
- NY attorney general: 7 insurers cover hepatitis C treatment Updated: Apr-26-16 1:46 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York's attorney general says seven insurers have agreed to cover expensive hepatitis C treatments before patients show advanced symptoms of the disease like liver scarring.
- Hospital tests 200 patients in HIV, hepatitis exposure case Updated: Apr-26-16 3:14 am
LONGVIEW, Washington - Officials at a Longview hospital say testing on nearly 200 patients believed to have been exposed to hepatitis or HIV at the facility has revealed that no one has contracted the diseases.