Public health

In this Sept. 20, 2017 photo, a catfish surfaces in the algae-filled waters at the end of 113th Street in the Point Place section of North Toledo, Ohio. Health officials in Ohio are telling children, pregnant women and people with certain medical conditions not to swim in the river that flows through Toledo because of an algae outbreak. (Andy Morrison/The Blade via AP)
September 22, 2017 - 2:04 pm
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Health officials in Ohio are telling children, pregnant women and people with certain medical conditions not to swim in the river that flows through Toledo because of an algae outbreak. The Maumee (maw-MEE') River along the city's downtown waterfront has turned unsightly shades...
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September 22, 2017 - 7:00 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Health authorities in Greece have issued a public appeal to participate in vaccination and booster shot programs following a spike in measles cases in the country amid an outbreak in Europe. The Greek Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that 166 cases had...
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Marcus Zervos, division head of the Infectious Disease Department at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, is questioned as the second witness during the preliminary exam for Nick Lyon, head of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, in Genesee District Court Thursday Sept. 21, 2017, in downtown Flint, Mich. Lyon is accused of failing to alert the public in a timely manner about a Legionnaires' outbreak in the Flint area in 2014-15. (Jake May/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP)
September 21, 2017 - 7:45 pm
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan health official testified Thursday that he started asking questions about bacteria in Flint's water supply a year before the state publicly acknowledged an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease. Tim Becker, who was deputy director at the Department of Health and...
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September 21, 2017 - 5:44 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on efforts to clean up a Montana community where hundreds have died from asbestos exposure. (all times local): 3:30 State and local officials have begun preparations to take over management of the cleanup of a northwest Montana community where health officials say...
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September 20, 2017 - 10:08 pm
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam's main malaria treatment is failing at an alarming rate because of a highly drug-resistant superbug that has spread into the southern part of the country from western Cambodia, scientists said Thursday. In their letter published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases...
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FILE - This Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 file photo shows a homeless encampment on a street in downtown Los Angeles. Public health authorities on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, declared an outbreak of the highly contagious liver disease hepatitis A in Los Angeles County, the third California region to see significant infections this year. Health officials reported the outbreak to the county Board of Supervisors, which requested a briefing due to the proximity of LA to San Diego, which has had more than 420 cases and more than a dozen deaths since early this year. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
September 19, 2017 - 6:30 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Public health authorities on Tuesday declared an outbreak of the highly contagious liver disease hepatitis A in Los Angeles County, the third California region to see significant infections this year. Health officials reported the outbreak to the county Board of Supervisors,...
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Glenn Chin, the supervisory pharmacist at the now-closed New England Compounding Center, departs federal court after attending the first day of his trial, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, in Boston. Chin is charged with second-degree murder and other crimes under federal racketeering law for his role in the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people and sickened hundreds of others. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
September 19, 2017 - 6:07 pm
BOSTON (AP) — An attorney for a Massachusetts pharmacist charged in a deadly meningitis outbreak urged jurors Tuesday not to be swayed by their emotions while prosecutors argued the man's actions demonstrated a "shocking disregard" for human life. Glenn Chin, the supervisory pharmacist at the now-...
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September 19, 2017 - 2:55 pm
Attorneys general from most states are broadening their investigation into the opioid industry as a nationwide overdose crisis continues to claim thousands of lives. They announced Tuesday that they had served subpoenas requesting information from five companies that make powerful prescription...
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September 17, 2017 - 9:48 am
BOSTON (AP) — After watching his mother die from meningitis in a nationwide outbreak caused by contaminated steroids, Scott Shaw is determined to make sure something like that never happens again. A stiff punishment for the Massachusetts pharmacist Shaw believes is partially responsible may help,...
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September 17, 2017 - 5:41 am
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladeshi authorities on Sunday took steps to restrict the movement of Muslim Rohingya refugees living in crowded border camps after fleeing violence in Myanmar, while that nation's military chief maintained the chaos was the work of extremists seeking a stronghold...
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