Disease Outbreaks

Congo health minister says Ebola outbreak under control

Jun 2, 2017

Congo's health minister says there have been no new confirmed cases of Ebola and the outbreak that emerged May 11 has been controlled

UAE-backed forces gain control over Aden airport

May 31, 2017

Forces backed by the United Arab Emirates have taken over the airport in the southern city of Aden, according to Yemeni security officials, further fueling tension between internationally recognized President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and the UAE.

Zika hit Florida months before infections found, study says

May 24, 2017

A new study suggests Zika began spreading in Florida mosquitoes about 3 months before infections were detected last summer

UN chief wants $40.5 million for Haiti cholera victims

May 24, 2017

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is asking UN member states to transfer $40.5 million in unspent funds from Haiti's peacekeeping mission to help communities and victims of a cholera outbreak that has afflicted over 800,000 people

The Latest: Lab tests ongoing in California botulism case

May 24, 2017

California health officials are still awaiting lab-test results on some of the nacho-cheese sauce confiscated from a gas station but said Tuesday they believe botulism contamination that killed one person was limited to a single, opened bag of the sauce

Ethiopia's Tedros to be next leader of UN health agency

May 23, 2017

Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a former health minister, will become the next director-general of the World Health Organization

California botulism outbreak is rare case of deadly disease

May 23, 2017

A deadly botulism outbreak linked to contaminated nacho-cheese dip sold at a California gas station is a rare case of the disease that can cause paralysis and death

Court denies appeal for egg executives in salmonella case

May 23, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a sentencing appeal by a father and son whose Iowa-based egg production company caused a massive 2010 salmonella outbreak

Man dies after being sickened in apparent botulism outbreak

May 23, 2017

California authorities say one man is dead in an apparent botulism outbreak stemming from nacho-cheese dip sold at a gas station

AP Exclusive: UN health agency slammed for high travel costs

May 22, 2017

After praising health workers in West Africa for their triumph over the Ebola virus, the World Health Organization's chief spent the night in the top-tier presidential suite of an oceanfront hotel in Guinea

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