Public health

May 16, 2018 - 8:39 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's health ministry says 4,000 doses of the experimental Ebola vaccine have arrived in the capital, Kinshasa, amid the latest outbreak of the deadly disease. Spokeswoman Jessica Ilunga says the vaccines will be sent to Mbandaka and Bikoro, the rural areas where two...
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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2017 file photo, Special envoy to the United Nations for climate change Michael Bloomberg addresses the media at the One Planet Summit, in Boulogne-Billancourt, near Paris, France. Americans are facing an "epidemic of dishonesty" in Washington that's more dangerous than terrorism or communism. That's according to former the New York City Mayor who warned in a commencement speech on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Texas' Rice University that "an endless barrage of lies" and a trend toward "alternate realities" in national politics pose a dire threat to U.S. democracy. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
May 12, 2018 - 11:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are facing an "epidemic of dishonesty" in Washington that's more dangerous than terrorism or communism. That's according to former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who warned in a commencement speech on Saturday at Texas' Rice University that "an endless barrage of...
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May 12, 2018 - 10:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are facing an "epidemic of dishonesty" in Washington that's more dangerous than terrorism or communism. That's according to former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who warned in a commencement speech on Saturday at Texas' Rice University that "an endless barrage of...
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May 12, 2018 - 10:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are facing an "epidemic of dishonesty" in Washington. That's according to former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who warned in a Saturday commencement speech at Texas' Rice University that "an endless barrage of lies" in national politics poses a dire threat to U.S...
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May 10, 2018 - 6:21 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's minister of health on Thursday announced the first death since a new Ebola outbreak was declared in the country, as well as nine other cases of people sickened by a hemorrhagic fever that is suspected as Ebola. Health officials declared an Ebola outbreak in the...
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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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