- 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.
- Guinea families transport bodies in public taxis Updated: May-22-15 12:41 pm
CONAKRY, Guinea - Relatives of Ebola victims are transporting their bodies on public transportation in Guinea, seating the corpses upright between other passengers to skirt health controls and contributing to the spread of the deadly disease here, authorities said.
- 1st human Texas case of West Nile virus reported this year Updated: May-22-15 5:02 am
DALLAS - A Harris County resident has contracted the first human case of the West Nile virus in Texas this year.
- Listeria: FDA finds problems at Ohio ice cream plant Updated: May-21-15 6:12 pm
WASHINGTON - A government investigation of Ohio-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams found inadequate testing and cleaning in its Columbus plant that had become contaminated with listeria.
- Another chicken farm in Buena Vista County gets bird flu Updated: May-21-15 6:09 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Another chicken farm in Buena Vista County has tested positive for bird flu, the 17th farm in that northwest Iowa county to get the virus.
- Largest Minnesota farm hit by bird flu to lay off 39 workers Updated: May-21-15 5:55 pm
RENVILLE, Minnesota - The largest Minnesota farm to be hit by bird flu is temporarily laying off 39 full-time employees.
- 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.
- Bird flu crisis slows in Minnesota, focus now on recovery Updated: May-21-15 5:29 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota has notched six straight days without a new bird flu case. And though state officials aren't ready to say the outbreak is over, they're beginning to stand down.
- 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.
- WHO: Cholera kills 30 Burundi refugees in Tanzanian camp Updated: May-21-15 9:40 am
KAMPALA, Uganda - A cholera outbreak has killed at least 30 people in a Tanzanian refugee camp for Burundians, a World Health Organization official said Thursday, underscoring the dire circumstances of masses of people who are fleeing political unrest.
- 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.
- Iowa landfills get OK to take carcasses from bird flu cases Updated: May-21-15 8:18 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - Two Iowa landfills have been given approvals from federal and state officials to dispose of some of the millions of chicken, turkey and duck carcasses amassing from the outbreak of bird flu.
- South Korea confirms 3 cases of Mideast respiratory virus Updated: May-21-15 7:19 am
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea said Thursday it has confirmed three cases of a respiratory virus that has killed hundreds of people in the Middle East.
- Officials: 3 cases of canine flu confirmed in Michigan Updated: May-21-15 6:01 am
LANSING, Michigan - Officials say three cases of canine flu that hit the Midwest earlier this year have been confirmed in Michigan.
- NY officials ban fowl competitions at state and county fairs Updated: May-21-15 3:06 am
GEDDES, New York - State officials are banning fowl competitions at the State Fair and all county fairs as a precaution against avian flu.
- Indiana county seeks year-long needle exchange to fight HIV Updated: May-20-15 1:18 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - An Indiana county experiencing the worst HIV outbreak in state history asked health officials Wednesday to approve a yearlong needle-exchange program to combat the disease.
- 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.
- House to weigh expanding STD treatment to patients' partners Updated: May-20-15 10:52 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio House plans to vote on a proposal to allow health professionals to treat the partners of patients with chlamydia, trichomoniasis or gonorrhea without first examining them.
- Man who caught listeria-related meningitis sues Blue Bell Updated: May-20-15 10:39 am
AUSTIN, Texas - A man is suing Blue Bell, saying he contracted listeria-related meningitis after eating ice cream produced by the company in 2013.
- USDA confirms bird flu virus at Flandreau farm is H5N2 Updated: May-20-15 9:44 am
FLANDREAU, South Dakota - Federal agriculture officials have confirmed that a strain of bird flu that affected an egg-laying operation of 1.3 million chickens in Flandreau was the same one that's wiped out millions of birds across the Midwest.
- Detroit-based AIDS housing program gets $1.35M federal grant Updated: May-20-15 6:01 am
DETROIT - A federal agency says $1.35 million has been awarded to a Michigan HIV/AIDS housing program for extremely low-income persons and families.
- 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.
- Measles confirmed in adult who visited DC, northern Virginia Updated: May-19-15 6:53 pm
WASHINGTON - Health officials in Washington and Fairfax County, Virginia, say a case of measles has been confirmed in an adult who traveled internationally and recently visited several places in the two areas.