- Iowa bird flu cases increase by 3 to 28 Updated: May-05-15 6:10 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa agriculture officials say three additional Iowa poultry farms show signs of the presence of bird flu including two more turkey farms in Buena Vista County, raising the number in the county to 10.
- Pence signs needle-exchange bill as HIV outbreak cases grow Updated: May-05-15 6:04 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana communities facing an HIV epidemic tied to intravenous drug use will have a way to implement needle-exchange programs under a measure Gov. Mike Pence signed into law Tuesday, as the number of confirmed cases in a rural outbreak grew to nearly 150.
- Jennie-O lays off 233 workers in Faribault due to bird flu Updated: May-05-15 5:55 pm
FARIBAULT, Minnesota - Jennie-O Turkey Store said Tuesday it will lay off 233 employees at its processing plant in the southern Minnesota city of Faribault because of bird flu outbreaks that have cut its turkey supply.
- DFL lawmaker apologizes for bird flu jest Updated: May-05-15 5:52 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A Minnesota legislator has apologized for comments about bird flu that drew swift criticism from his House colleagues.
- Turkey farmer hit by bird flu sees emotional, financial toll Updated: May-05-15 5:08 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Lifelong turkey farmer Greg Langmo knew as soon as the young flock that usually clustered around him like curious little puppies turned lethargic and stopped eating that his Minnesota farm had been struck by the bird flu that has shaken the poultry industry.
- Minnesota moves to help farmers whose flocks hit by bird flu Updated: May-04-15 7:31 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota lawmakers moved quickly on Monday to help turkey farmers beset by a deadly and growing outbreak of bird flu, putting together a patchwork of loan programs and emergency response funding to cover farmers' losses.
- Number of Wisconsin flocks with bird flu rises to 10 Updated: May-04-15 6:32 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The number of Wisconsin farms where bird flu has been detected keeps rising.
- Ebola victim's family says hospital's donation falls short Updated: May-04-15 5:52 pm
DALLAS - The family of the only person to die of Ebola in the United States said a Dallas hospital's donation to combat the disease in Africa fell far short of what they hoped.
- Former US leader Clinton praises Liberia progress on Ebola Updated: May-04-15 5:46 pm
MONROVIA, Liberia - Former President Bill Clinton said Monday he was pleased to see Liberia's progress in the fight against the deadly Ebola disease, and urged residents of the West African nation to support those who survived.
- Bird flu strikes biggest Minnesota farm yet; 1.1M chickens Updated: May-04-15 3:51 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Bird flu has struck its biggest operation yet in Minnesota - a farm with over 1.1 million chickens in Nicollet County of south-central Minnesota.
- Dayton behind loan proposal for farmers hit by bird flu Updated: May-04-15 2:29 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Gov. Mark Dayton says he's behind a move to offer loans to Minnesota poultry farmers hit hard by bird flu.
- Iowa sees big drop in people diagnosed with HIV Updated: May-04-15 2:26 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa public health officials say the number of new HIV diagnoses fell dramatically last year, but it's too soon to tell if the drop represents a sustained trend.
- Canadiens' Desharnais misses Game 2 vs. Lightning with flu Updated: May-03-15 5:59 pm
MONTREAL - Montreal center David Desharnais was scratched from the lineup Sunday night for Game 2 of the Canadiens' playoff series against Tampa Bay because of the flu.
- Vermont poultry producers take precautions against bird flu Updated: May-03-15 12:39 pm
RUTLAND, Vermont - Poultry producers in northern New England are taking precautions against a virulent form of bird flu that has wiped out millions of birds in the Midwest.
- Illinois working with zoos, businesses to prevent bird flu Updated: May-03-15 5:04 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Illinois Department of Agriculture is working with businesses, zoos and bird owners to reduce the risk of bird flu.
- 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.
- Bird flu virus raises questions scientists working to answer Updated: May-02-15 10:55 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - It's been five months since the H5N2 bird flu virus was discovered in the United States, and producers have lost 21 million birds in the Midwest alone. Yet, researchers acknowledge they still know little about a bird flu virus that's endangered turkey and egg-laying chicken populations that supply much of the nation.
- 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.
- Report: 5 months after infection, man spreads Ebola via sex Updated: May-01-15 3:31 pm
NEW YORK - Health officials now think Ebola survivors can spread the disease through unprotected sex nearly twice as long as previously believed.
- Turkey appetite swells at Capitol as state fights bird flu Updated: May-01-15 3:05 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - An appetite for turkey is sweeping lawmakers at Minnesota's state Capitol.
- North Dakota zoos take precautions against bird flu Updated: May-01-15 8:19 am
MINOT, North Dakota - Many of the birds at Minot's Roosevelt Park Zoo won't be available for viewing when the zoo opens for the season Saturday, as officials take precautions against bird flu.
- Retirement home west of Portland hit by possible norovirus Updated: May-01-15 7:44 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - About a quarter of the residents at a retirement community west of Portland have been on quarantine after falling ill with what staff are calling a "gastrointestinal event."
- Report: HIV cases increased slightly last year in Minnesota Updated: May-01-15 6:28 am
MINNEAPOLIS - Health officials say Minnesota reported more than 300 new HIV cases last year, bringing the number of residents living with the virus that causes AIDS to nearly 8,000.
- 17 cases of E. coli after Whatcom County dairy festival Updated: Apr-30-15 8:13 pm
LYNDEN, Washington - Health officials say 17 people have lab-confirmed cases of E. coli and another 15 have symptoms of the illness after attending a Whatcom County dairy festival last week.