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  • Scientists dig into Ebola's deadly genes for clues

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A single funeral caused many. Stephen Gire and other health researchers on the ground in Africa had some hope that the Ebola outbreak was coming under control or at least plateauing in late May. Then came the funeral of a healer in Guinea. More than a dozen of the mourners...

  • San Diego man accused of intentional spread of HIV

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The city attorney's office of San Diego has filed a complaint against a man accusing him of intentionally infecting at least one person with HIV. Spokesman Michael Giorgino said the city's attorney's office presented the court a complaint Thursday alleging Thomas Miguel Guerra...

  • West Nile Virus detected in Maryland resident

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Health officials say Maryland has its first confirmed case of West Nile Virus infection this year. The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said Thursday that an adult who lives in the National Capital Region is infected. The department says the virus has also been detected...

  • Girls in Colombian town struck by mystery illness

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A mystery illness has overwhelmed a small town in northern Colombia as scores of teenage girls have been hospitalized with symptoms that parents fear could be an adverse reaction to a popular vaccine against cervical cancer. Authorities say they still don't know what...

  • Case of chikungunya virus confirmed in Dallas

    DALLAS (AP) — Public health officials have confirmed the first human case of the chikungunya (chicken-GUN'-yuh) virus in Dallas. Dallas County Health and Human Services on Wednesday confirmed the first case in the city. The person was infected with the virus during a recent trip to the...

  • Correction: California Legislature story

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a story Aug. 22 about firearm safety bills, The Associated Press reported erroneously that SB505 would require law enforcement officers to check California's gun database when conducting welfare checks on individuals. In fact, the bill had been amended to require...

  • Hancock County passes public smoking ban

    NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. (AP) — Smoking is no longer allowed in public places in Hancock County, despite the objections of some who worried a ban would set back the area's casino industry. WTRF-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1onysxk ) that the county's board of health voted unanimously Tuesday in favor...

  • Feds seek comment on lower-risk tobacco bid

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal regulators are seeking public comment on smokeless tobacco maker Swedish Match's request to certify its General-branded tobacco products as less harmful than cigarettes. It is the first time the Food and Drug Administration has sought input on a modified risk...

  • Minister: 2 people have died of Ebola in Congo

    KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Two Ebola-related deaths have been confirmed in Congo, the country's health minister said Sunday, though local officials believe the cases are unrelated to the outbreak in West Africa that has killed more than 1,400 people. Eight samples were taken from Djera, located in...

  • Interpol seeks clues to Thai 'baby factory'

    BANGKOK (AP) — Interpol said it has launched a multinational investigation into what Thailand has dubbed the "Baby Factory" case: a 24-year-old Japanese businessman who has 16 surrogate babies and an alleged desire to father hundreds more. Police raided a Bangkok condominium earlier this month...

  • VIDEO: U.S. Ebola patients discharged from hospital

    A second American who contracted the Ebola virus while working in Liberia was discharged from an Atlanta hospital Thursday after fully recovering.

  • WHO: West Africa Ebola death toll rises to 1,350

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Riot police and soldiers acting on their president's orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their Liberian slum Wednesday, trying to contain the Ebola outbreak that has killed 1,350 people and counting across West Africa. Hundreds of the...

  • Drug for Ebola-like virus promising in ill monkeys

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental drug saved monkeys from a virus closely related to Ebola even after symptoms began, Texas researchers reported Wednesday. A drug that targets Ebola in the same way is under development, and the study raises questions about how late after infection treatments...

  • Peanut, almond butter recalled for salmonella risk

    NEW YORK (AP) — A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. is recalling some peanut and almond butter because of possible salmonella contamination. The company said Tuesday that there have been reports of four illnesses that may be related to the nut butters. They were sold under the brand names...

  • Defense grills plant manager in salmonella trial

    ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Defense attorneys for three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak sought to deflect blame and poke holes in the government's case Tuesday as they grilled a co-defendant, who is a key prosecution witness. The co-defendant, Samuel Lightsey, was a former manager of a...



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