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Stories with subject: Infectious diseases
  • Oklahoma dental groups oppose oral surgery measure 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 3:13 pm
  • TULSA, Oklahoma - Some Oklahoma dental groups are opposing a bill in the state Legislature, proposed as a reaction to the case of an oral surgeon accused of maintaining filthy office conditions, that deals with training requirements for oral surgery dental assistants.

  • Nigeria preacher: Healer or controversial leader? 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 11:40 am
  • LAGOS, Nigeria - It's Sunday, and 15,000 people are seated in the enormous arena-like church, fanning themselves against the dusty humid air in Nigeria.

  • Second wave of milder flu hitting Northeast 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:16 pm
  • NEW YORK - A second, milder wave of flu is hitting the Northeast.

  • Illinois prisons to use costly hepatitis C drug 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 3:55 pm
  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois prison officials will be using an effective, but costly, new drug to treat inmates with hepatitis C, therapy that could cost tens of millions of dollars.

  • Spike in mumps cases reported across Illinois 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 1:28 pm
  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Public health officials are investigating a sharp increase in the number of mumps cases recorded in central Illinois.

  • Rochester mayor released from hospital 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 1:12 pm
  • ROCHESTER, New York - Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren has been released from the hospital after a severe bout with the flu.

  • Multiple mumps cases found in central Ohio school 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 12:53 pm
  • DELAWARE, Ohio - A central Ohio health district is investigating a probable cluster of mumps cases after two cases were reported in one school building, in addition to 25 more cases in the county.

  • Horse virus cases showing up in Upper Midwest 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 10:02 am
  • BISMARCK, North Dakota - State officials in the Upper Midwest are cautioning horse owners about a virus that can cause breathing problems, abortions and nervous system disorder and spreads easily among the animals.

  • No link between norovirus, food at wedding 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 6:47 am
  • PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - An inspection by the Rhode Island Health Department found no link between a norovirus outbreak and the food served at a wedding.

  • 8 confirmed cases of mumps at New Jersey college 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:52 am
  • HOBOKEN, New Jersey - Officials are investigating eight confirmed cases of mumps found in students at New Jersey's Stevens Institute of Technology.

  • Mumps cases at central Ohio community college 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:51 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - Columbus health officials say they've confirmed two cases of mumps at a local community college as an outbreak of the illness continues.

  • Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 1:46 pm
  • NEW YORK - The government's latest report card on food poisoning is out, and it has some good news: a drop in illnesses from salmonella.

  • 3 additional deaths due to flu reported in Okla. 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 1:31 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma State Department of Health reports three more deaths due to influenza to raise the total number this flu season to 61.

  • West Africa's Ebola outbreak has claimed 137 lives 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:25 pm
  • DAKAR, Senegal - The World Health Organization says an Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has claimed 137 lives.

  • Spate of Mideast virus infections raises concerns 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:16 pm
  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A recent spate of infections from a frequently deadly Middle East virus is raising new worries about efforts to contain the illness, with infectious disease experts urging greater vigilance in combatting its spread.

  • Rhode Island health official: Flu widespread again 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:44 am
  • PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island's health director says the flu is widespread in Rhode Island, triggering a requirement that health care workers who have not been vaccinated wear surgical masks during direct contact with patients.

  • Sexually transmitted diseases on rise in Minnesota 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 9:17 pm
  • ST. PAUL, Minnesota - State health officials are concerned that Minnesotans aren't getting the message about safe sex and about testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases.

  • School confirms 6th-grader's death from meningitis 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:11 pm
  • LOUISBURG, Kansas - A Kansas sixth-grader has died from complications of bacterial meningitis, but his school district and state health officials insist the disease is not contagious and does not pose a public health risk.

  • Ebola virus in Africa outbreak is a new strain 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:39 pm
  • The Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea this year is a new strain - evidence that the disease did not spread there from outbreaks in some other African nations, scientists report.

  • Senate panel takes up medical registry bill 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:49 pm
  • CONCORD, New Hampshire - Other states are eager to follow New Hampshire's lead in monitoring medical technicians like the one who stole drugs from Exeter Hospital and infected patients with hepatitis C, but the state can still do more to prevent future problems, according to a lawmaker who is planning additional legislation.

  • Malaysia reports first Asian death from MERS virus 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 10:04 am
  • KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - A Malaysian man who went on a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia has become the first death in Asia from Middle East respiratory syndrome, while the Philippines has isolated a health worker who tested positive for the deadly coronavirus.

  • NC officials urge caution after Hepatitis A cases 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:04 am
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - Officials at the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services are reminding residents to always take precautions when preparing food regardless of where they are.

  • DNA alternative to Pap smear sparks medical debate 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 3:25 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women's health: the Pap smear.

  • University of Kansas student has tuberculosis 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 7:13 am
  • LAWRENCE, Kansas - University of Kansas officials say a student with tuberculosis is expected to make a full recovery.

  • NY flu season continues; second wave of illness 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 3:04 am
  • ALBANY, New York - Health officials say a second wave of influenza has struck this spring and is putting more New Yorkers in the hospital now than in January.