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EL PASO, Texas (AP) — More than 700 infants may have been exposed to tuberculosis at an El Paso hospital over the past year by an employee recently diagnosed with the illness, health officials said Friday. The employee, who worked in the nursery at Providence Memorial Hospital,...
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say 22 states now have confirmed cases of an unusual respiratory illness in children. An uncommon virus — enterovirus 68 — is causing the illnesses. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said Friday that 160 lab-confirmed cases...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. Army officer says thousands of promised American forces will be moving into Africa over the next 30 days to set up facilities and form training teams to help the Africans treat Ebola victims. Gen. Ray Odierno (oh-dee-EHR'-noh) says the disease has...
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Malta has refused entry to a cargo ship with a Filippino on board who was showing symptoms of Ebola, citing fears the virus might spread on the Mediterranean island. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said Malta was legally and morally right to refuse to let the...
PARIS (AP) — Authorities say a French volunteer nurse infected with the Ebola virus is receiving experimental drugs. The nurse, who worked with Doctors Without Borders in Liberia, was transferred to France early Friday and is being treated in the Begin hospital in Saint-Mande...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new injectable diabetes drug from Eli Lilly and Co. for adults with the most common form of the disease. The agency on Thursday cleared the drug, Trulicity, as a weekly injection to improve blood sugar control in...
WASHIBGTON (AP) — Signaling the seriousness of the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant germs, President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered the government to create a national plan to fight them by early 2015. "This is an urgent health threat and a threat to our economic stability...
WASHIBGTON (AP) — It's a sign of the serious threat posed by antibiotic-resistant germs. The president is ordering the government to create a national plan to fight the germs by early next year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says antibiotic-resistant infections...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Think the flu's only a big threat to kids and seniors? Influenza hospitalized a surprisingly high number of young and middle-aged adults last winter — and this time around the government wants more of them vaccinated. Fewer than half of Americans get a flu...