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Infectious Diseases Headlines
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Government health officials are investigating several complications reported with potentially contaminated medications made by a Tennessee specialty pharmacy.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Health officials investigating a cluster of mysterious illnesses in Alabama closed their investigation Thursday after determining the illnesses were unrelated and no new bacteria or viruses were involved.
GENEVA (AP) -- World Health Organization officials said Thursday that their probe into the deadly new coronavirus that has now claimed 22 lives is being delayed because of a dispute over the ownership rights to a sample - a claim disputed by the researcher at the center of the issue.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- The eastern New Mexico peanut butter plant shuttered eight months ago after a salmonella outbreak is back in production, and company officials say their coveted natural and organic butters could be back on store shelves within a month.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) -- Federal investigators probing the hantavirus outbreak blamed for three deaths at Yosemite National Park recommended on Monday that design changes to tent cabins and other privately run lodging first be reviewed by National Park Service officials.
WAGENINGEN, Netherlands (Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa)) -- Mosquitoes infected with the malaria parasite are much more attracted to human odours than uninfected ones, according to a study by a team of scientists.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court says a woman can seek lawyers' fees from the government even though her lawsuit over damage she said was caused by a vaccine was ruled untimely.
ISLAMABAD (Deutsche Presse-Agentur) -- At least one tribal policeman was killed when unknown gunmen attacked a polio-vaccination team in north-western Pakistan's Monday, officials said.
LONDON (AP) -- More than a decade ago, British parents refused to give measles shots to at least a million children because of a vaccine scare that raised the specter of autism. Now, health officials are scrambling to catch up and stop a growing epidemic of the contagious disease.
GENEVA (AP) -- The World Health Organization says a yellow fever booster vaccination given 10 years after the initial shot isn't necessary.
NEW YORK (AP) -- A deadly new respiratory virus related to SARS has apparently spread from patients to health care workers in eastern Saudi Arabia, health officials said Wednesday.
NEW DELHI (AP) -- The Indian government has announced the successful development of a low-cost vaccine proven effective in preventing the deadly diarrhea-causing rotavirus.
PARIS (AP) -- France has confirmed a second case of a deadly new respiratory virus related to SARS, authorities said Sunday, as they increased efforts to inform the public about how to avoid the illness and watch for its signs.
KABUL (Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa)) -- Afghan Taliban on Monday announced they would support polio vaccinations, but warned foreigners not to participate in the campaigns.
LONDON (AP) -- Two respiratory viruses in different parts of the world have captured the attention of global health officials - a novel coronavirus in the Middle East and a new bird flu spreading in China.
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A new report shows 200 people who dined at one of Las Vegas' most popular restaurants about a block off the Strip have reported food poisoning symptoms, making it the largest outbreak southern Nevada health officials have seen in at least a decade.
PARIS (AP) -- French health officials said Friday they are investigating three suspected cases of a deadly new respiratory virus related to SARS, while a man confirmed to have the virus remains hospitalized.
PARIS (AP) -- A 65-year-old Frenchman is hospitalized after contracting France's first case of a deadly new respiratory virus related to SARS, and French health authorities said Wednesday they are trying to find anyone who might have been in contact with him to prevent it from spreading.
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A defense attorney is telling jurors they must decide if a former endoscopy clinic owner and employees knew they were committing a crime, or if they simply made a mistake when patients became infected with incurable hepatitis C in 2007.
(Associated Press) -- Peter Nguyen was a promising medical student when his school learned that he had tested positive for the hepatitis B virus. He said he was blackballed by school administrators and forced to halt his studies.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's a chemical that's been in U.S. households for more than 40 years, from the body wash in your bathroom shower to the knives on your kitchen counter to the bedding in your baby's basinet.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities were investigating a valley fever outbreak that sickened 28 workers at solar power plants under construction in Central California.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Already facing a potential contempt order, Gov. Jerry Brown now must leap another hurdle to meet a court-ordered deadline this week to say how he will reduce crowding in California prisons.
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese health officials say the 4-year-old son of a man infected with a new strain of bird flu has also caught the virus.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The state's efforts to stop the rapid spread of valley fever through two Central California prisons have been so ineffectual that it should stop placing prisoners there, a medical expert told a federal judge in San Francisco overseeing health care in the state's prisons.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Large specialty pharmacies like the one that triggered a deadly meningitis outbreak last year would be subject to federal safety inspections and manufacturing standards under a new Senate proposal introduced Friday.
LONDON (AP) -- Chinese scientists have for the first time found strong evidence of how humans became infected with a new strain of bird flu: from chickens at a live market.
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Two dozen babies sat on the laps of their mothers, who dressed in a rainbow of headscarves at the Medina Maternal Child Health Center. They are among Somalia's luckiest - the first to receive a new vaccine that protects against five dangerous diseases.
PHNOM PENH (Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa)) -- The World Health Organization on Thursday announced a 400-million-dollar program to combat a resistant strain of malaria that has emerged in Southeast Asia in recent years.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Two more Yosemite National Park visitors have been found with a mouse-borne virus blamed for the deaths of two people, bringing the total number of infections to six, state health officials said.
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