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HAVANA (AP) — Cuba says it has diagnosed the Zika virus in two people who appear to have contracted it inside the country, which has been largely successful in controlling the disease. The Health Ministry said the cases were discovered Monday in the eastern city of Holguin and...
CHICAGO (AP) — Forget Fluffy and Fido. Bessie the cow just might make a healthier pet. That idea stems from new research in two farming-based religious communities that shun modern ways but have dramatically different childhood asthma rates. The goal was to find an explanation...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is warning that money to fight the Zika virus is on the verge of running out amid political stalemate on Capitol Hill. The secretary of Health and Human Services says the National Institutes of Health will exhaust its resources for...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on a person in South Carolina fighting a rare brain-eating amoeba (all times local): 12:35 p.m. An Orlando, Florida, drug company has rushed a drug used to fight rare parasites to a South Carolina hospital treating a patient who contracted a rare...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Worried you might catch the Zika virus? Scammers and bug spray companies are counting on it. Marketers know this is the time to pounce: The summer Olympics are about to start in Brazil, where the recent Zika epidemic started, and 14 mosquito-borne cases of...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Health officials say a South Carolina resident has contracted a rare, potentially deadly brain-eating amoeba that is naturally present in warm fresh water. State Department of Health and Environmental Control epidemiologist Linda Bell tells news outlets the...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Health officials say a South Carolina resident has contracted a rare, potentially deadly brain-eating amoeba that is naturally present in warm fresh water. State Department of Health and Environmental Control epidemiologist Linda Bell tells news outlets the...
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaiian Airlines flight attendant was among the people in Hawaii infected with Hepatitis A. The state Department of Health says the attendant was on 33 flights from Honolulu to California, Nevada, Australia and Hawaii's neighbor islands in July and served food...
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the Hepatitis A outbreak in Hawaii (all times local): 2:30 p.m. A Hawaiian Airlines flight attendant was among the people in Hawaii infected with Hepatitis A. The state Department of Health says the attendant was on 33 flights from Honolulu to...