Public health

May 10, 2018 - 11:42 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — A hospital director said Thursday there are five new suspected cases of Ebola in Congo's northwestern town of Bikoro, where an outbreak of the often deadly hemorrhagic fever was declared this week. Two nurses who were in contact with patients are among the suspected cases,...
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FILE - This undated photo shows romaine lettuce in Houston. On Friday, June 1, 2018, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said four more deaths have been linked to a national romaine lettuce food poisoning outbreak, bringing the total to 5. (Steve Campbell/Houston Chronicle via AP)
May 09, 2018 - 3:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Four more states are reporting illnesses in a food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its numbers on the outbreak Wednesday, revealing that 149 people in 29 states had gotten sick. It's unclear if new illness are...
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May 09, 2018 - 2:34 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The risk of Congo's latest Ebola outbreak spreading is "very low" because of the remote area, a Congolese disease expert said Wednesday as medical teams arrived on the scene. Ebola has been confirmed in at least two people in the northwestern town of Bikoro. Those cases were...
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May 09, 2018 - 2:32 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — A disease expert says the risk of Congo's latest Ebola outbreak spreading is "very low" because of the remote area. The hemorrhagic fever has been confirmed in at least two people in the northwestern town of Bikoro. Those cases were discovered after officials last week were...
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Afghan security personnel inspect at the site of a suicide attack in the center of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Three suicide bombers struck two police stations in Afghanistan's capital on Wednesday, wounding at least six people, officials said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
May 09, 2018 - 9:07 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the war in Afghanistan (all times local): 5:20 p.m. An Afghan official says attacks on two police stations in the capital killed five people and wounded another 16. Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majroh said the toll from Wednesday's attacks is...
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George Barrett, left, executive chairman of the board, Cardinal Health, Inc., Dr. Joseph Mastandrea, chairman of the board, Miami-Luken, Inc., John Hammergren, chairman, president, and CEO, McKesson Corporation, J. Christopher Smith, former president and CEO, H.D. Smith Wholesale Drug Company, and Steven Collis, chairman, president, and CEO, AmerisourceBergen Corporation, are sworn in before they testify during a hearing of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, about the opioid epidemic, on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, May 8, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
May 08, 2018 - 3:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top executives of the nation's leading wholesale drug distributors told Congress under oath Tuesday that their companies didn't help cause the nation's deadly opioid epidemic, drawing bipartisan wrath that included one lawmaker suggesting prison terms for some company officials...
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May 08, 2018 - 2:16 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's government on Tuesday declared a new outbreak of Ebola in the country's rural northwest, after two cases of the deadly virus were confirmed in Bikoro. Congo's Health Ministry said that of the five samples sent to the National Institute of Biological Research in...
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May 08, 2018 - 1:57 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's government on Tuesday declared a new outbreak of Ebola in the country's rural northwest, after two cases of the deadly virus were confirmed there. Congo's Health Ministry said that of the five samples sent to the National Institute of Biological Research in Kinshasa,...
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May 08, 2018 - 1:38 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's government on Tuesday declared a new outbreak of Ebola in the country's rural northwest, after two cases of the deadly virus were confirmed there. Congo's Health Ministry said that of the five samples sent to the National Institute of Biological Research in Kinshasa,...
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FILE - This Aug. 15, 2017 file photo shows an arrangement of pills of the opioid oxycodone-acetaminophen in New York. Congressional investigators say wholesale pharmaceutical distributors shipped hundreds of millions of prescription opioid pills to West Virginia, a state disproportionately ravaged by deaths caused by the addictive drugs. Now, lawmakers want executives of those companies to explain how that happened. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)
May 08, 2018 - 10:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a congressional investigation into the opioid epidemic (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Lawmakers of both parties say wholesale drug distributors missed signs of suspicious prescription opioids sales in West Virginia. The state has been ravaged by overdose deaths after...
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