Disease outbreaks

People shop for meat a supermarket in Handan in northern China's Hebei Province, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. Soaring pork prices that nearly doubled in December over a year ago kept inflation at a seven-year high despite government efforts to ease meat shortages caused by a disease outbreak, official data showed Thursday. (Chinatopix via AP)
January 08, 2020 - 11:28 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Soaring pork prices that nearly doubled in December over a year ago kept inflation at a seven-year high despite government efforts to ease meat shortages caused by a disease outbreak, official data showed Thursday. Surging inflation adds to challenges for communist leaders who are...
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January 07, 2020 - 11:41 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The death toll from a measles epidemic in Congo has surpassed 6,000, the World Health Organization said Tuesday as it warned that more funds are needed to save lives during the world's worst outbreak of the infectious disease. Measles has killed nearly three times as many...
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December 30, 2019 - 10:52 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese experts are investigating an outbreak of respiratory illness in the central city of Wuhan that some have likened to the 2002-2003 SARS epidemic. The city's health commission said in a statement Tuesday that 27 people had fallen ill with a strain of viral pneumonia, seven of...
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Yemeni prisoners gather during their arrival after being released by the Saudi-led coalition in the airport of Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. The International Committee of the Red Cross says over a hundred rebel prisoners released by the Saudi-led coalition have returned to Houthi-controlled territory in Yemen, a step toward a long-anticipated prisoner swap between the warring parties. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
December 24, 2019 - 4:47 am
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A dozen humanitarian organizations in war-torn southern Yemen suspended their operations following a string of targeted attacks, the U.N. said, while the country's rebel-led health ministry announced on Tuesday that severe outbreaks of swine flu and dengue fever have killed...
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This Friday, Dec. 20, 2019 image shows the official message on one of 44 websites seized by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration for advertising the sale of illicit THC vaping cartridges to U.S. consumers, as part of Operation Vapor Lock. (AP Photo)
December 20, 2019 - 2:03 pm
Health officials now blame vitamin E acetate for the “vast majority” of cases in the U.S. outbreak of vaping illnesses and they say doctors should monitor patients more closely after they go home from the hospital. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the updated advice Friday...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2019 file photo, Pakistani villagers wait outside a hospital for blood screening for HIV at a hospital in Ratodero, in southern province of Sindh in Pakistan. The worst HIV outbreak among children, many of them under 5 years old, occurred in Pakistan and a study released on Thursday blamed dirty needles and tainted blood but it also said the Pakistan government has to do more to understand how the virus went from high-risk groups like drug users and sex workers to the general population. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
December 19, 2019 - 9:04 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A group of Pakistani doctors blames a recent outbreak of HIV among children in a southern city on poor healthcare practices such as using dirty needles and contaminated blood, according to a statement released Friday. The doctors are also urging Pakistan's government to do more to...
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December 14, 2019 - 6:05 am
BENI, Congo (AP) — Rebels again attacked a city at the center of the Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo, killing at least six people including a pregnant woman, witnesses and officials said Saturday. Meanwhile, Congolese health authorities said a spate of recent violence in the area has allowed the...
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December 08, 2019 - 10:35 pm
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia began a vaccination campaign in a rural town on Borneo island after a 3-month-old boy was confirmed to have polio in the country's first case of the highly infectious virus in 27 years. The infant from Tuaran town in Sabah state tested positive for vaccine-...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 30, 2018 file photo, a healthcare worker from the World Health Organization prepares vaccines to give to front line aid workers, in Mbandaka, Congo. The vaccine alliance GAVI has announced on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019 it would invest $178 million to create a global stockpile of about 500,000 Ebola vaccines, in a move health officials say could help prevent future outbreaks from spiraling out of control. GAVI is a public-private partnership that includes the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Bank, among others. (AP Photo/(AP Photo/Sam Mednick, file)
December 05, 2019 - 6:21 am
LONDON (AP) — The vaccine alliance GAVI announced Thursday it would invest $178 million to create a global stockpile of about 500,000 Ebola vaccines, a decision that health officials say could help prevent future outbreaks from spiraling out of control. The public-private partnership includes the...
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December 01, 2019 - 6:46 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A measles outbreak in Samoa has killed 50 children as authorities race to vaccinate the entire population. The government of the South Pacific nation on Monday said that another five children had died within the past day as the epidemic continues to spread. In all, 53...
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