- Singapore softens ban on HIV-positive visitors Updated: Aug-31-15 3:13 am
SINGAPORE - Singapore said Monday it has lifted a two-decade ban on HIV-infected people from entering the country, but will limit their stay to a maximum of three months.
- 6 San Quentin inmates ill with Legionnaires' disease Updated: Aug-30-15 7:23 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - At least six San Quentin State Prison inmates were ill with Legionnaires' disease and dozens more under observation Sunday, prompting a weekend halt to visitors, no hot meals and limited drinking water supplies at California's oldest prison.
- Central Indiana county's syringe exchange off to slow start Updated: Aug-30-15 4:05 pm
ANDERSON, Indiana - A syringe exchange program aimed at slowing the spread of hepatitis C in a central Indiana county is off to a disappointing start, health department officials there say.
- All state turkey farms hit by bird flu restocked, recovering Updated: Aug-30-15 1:26 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - All nine of the turkey farms in South Dakota that were affected by the deadly bird flu virus during the spring have restocked and are raising birds again, though the lone chicken farm has yet to recover.
- Sierra Leone: Officials confirm new Ebola death Updated: Aug-30-15 12:38 pm
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - Health officials in Sierra Leone on Sunday confirmed an Ebola death less than a week after the country's last known patient was discharged from a hospital.
- Legionnaires' disease cases climb at Illinois veterans home Updated: Aug-30-15 11:20 am
QUINCY, Illinois - Officials say the number of residents with Legionnaires' disease at a western Illinois veterans' home climbed five more to 28, including two people who died last week.
- Pinellas County man tests positive for West Nile Virus Updated: Aug-30-15 5:07 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida - A 32-year-old man in Pinellas County recently tested positive for West Nile Virus, the first confirmed human case of the mosquito-borne illness this year.
- Dallas County reports 2nd West Nile virus-related death Updated: Aug-29-15 4:41 pm
DALLAS - Health officials say a fifth person has died in Texas this year after contracting the West Nile virus, with two victims in the Dallas area.
- Washoe County identifies person infected with West Nile Updated: Aug-29-15 1:07 pm
SPARKS, Nevada - A resident of Sparks has tested positive for West Nile virus after that person donated blood.
- Oklahoma records 2nd West Nile Virus death of the year Updated: Aug-29-15 12:32 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma State Department of Health is reporting the second West Nile Virus death of 2015 in the state.
- Neymar recovers from mumps, fit for 1st match Updated: Aug-29-15 7:32 am
BARCELONA, Spain - Barcelona says Neymar has been cleared to play his first match of the season after having recovered from the mumps.
- Legionnaires' kills 2 Illinois veterans' home residents Updated: Aug-28-15 10:32 pm
QUINCY, Illinois - Two residents of an Illinois veterans' home have died of Legionnaires' Disease, the Illinois Department of Public Health said Friday.
- New Bedford firm recalls macadamias for possible Salmonella Updated: Aug-28-15 4:28 pm
NEW BEDFORD, Massachusetts - Sid Wainer and Son, a New Bedford produce and specialty foods company, is recalling macadamia nuts due to a potential Salmonella contamination.
- Southern Indiana's HIV outbreak tops 180 cases Updated: Aug-28-15 4:17 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - State health officials say the largest HIV outbreak in Indiana history has now topped 180 cases.
- Student contracts first case of rubella in Texas since 2004 Updated: Aug-28-15 1:55 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas - Health officials have confirmed that a Texas Christian University student has contracted the first known case of rubella in Texas since 2004.
- Ohio logs better-than-average childhood vaccination rates Updated: Aug-28-15 11:50 am
CLEVELAND - The percentage of children receiving the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine on time has increased in Ohio, and a state official said a measles outbreak might have helped raise awareness.
- Officials: Bowie resident may have West Nile virus Updated: Aug-28-15 9:12 am
BOWIE, Maryland - Officials say a Bowie resident may have contracted West Nile virus.
- Ebola survivor who lost 21 relatives gives birth to baby boy Updated: Aug-28-15 5:47 am
KENEMA, Sierra Leone - Ebola did not take Victoria Yillia's life. And it could not prevent the birth of her son.
- About 67 percent of Washington toddlers vaccinated on time Updated: Aug-27-15 8:55 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - State health officials say just 67 percent of Washington toddlers get all their vaccinations on time.
- State: First person infected this year by West Nile virus Updated: Aug-27-15 5:02 pm
BOSTON - The Massachusetts Department of Public Health says a Middlesex County man is the first person to contract West Nile virus in Massachusetts this year.
- Utah man dies from plague in 4th fatal case in US this year Updated: Aug-27-15 4:26 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah man in his 70s has died after contracting the plague, bringing to four the number of deaths from the disease reported in the United States this year, health officials said Thursday.
- Norovirus sickened visitors to Vermont park Updated: Aug-27-15 2:17 pm
SALISBURY, Vermont - Vermont officials have confirmed that norovirus sickened dozens of visitors to Branbury State Park in Salisbury last week.
- School committee to send resolution against HPV mandate Updated: Aug-27-15 5:19 am
COVENTRY, Rhode Island - A school committee in Rhode Island plans to send a resolution to Gov. Gina Raimondo's office asking her to rescind the HPV vaccine mandate.
- Baltimore County reports 1st case of West Nile virus in 2015 Updated: Aug-26-15 5:10 pm
TOWSON, Maryland - Health officials say the first case of West Nile virus has been reported in Baltimore County.
- Cascadian Farm frozen green beans recalled due to listeria Updated: Aug-26-15 4:49 pm
NEW YORK - General Mills is recalling about 60,000 packages of its Cascadian Farm frozen green beans after one package tested positive for listeria.