FLETCHER, N.C. (AP) — Confirmed cases in a Legionnaires' disease outbreak in western North Carolina have grown to over 50, but health officials still aren't sure whether the illness originated...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a virus has killed hundreds of deer in south-central Iowa.
The Iowa Natural Resources Department says the outbreak of epizootic hemorrhagic disease is...
QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — State officials are investigating several cases of communicable respiratory illness at the same state-run veterans' home in Quincy where there have been multiple outbreaks of...
AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado city is considering whether to require detention center employees to promptly notify health officials of infectious disease outbreaks.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed the source of a deadly Legionnaires' disease outbreak at a downtown Atlanta hotel.
ATLANTA (AP) — A lawsuit filed Monday alleges "negligence in the operation and maintenance of the water systems" caused a Legionnaires' disease outbreak at a downtown Atlanta hotel that killed one...
ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Department of Public Health says it's probable there are 55 more cases in the Legionnaires' disease outbreak linked to the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel.
BEIJING (AP) — The death toll from a disease outbreak in China's pig herds that has pushed up global pork prices has risen to 1.2 million animals, but its spread has "significantly slowed," a...
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Millions of pigs have been culled in China and Vietnam as a U.N. food agency urges Asian governments to make containing virulent African swine fever their top...
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Asian nations are scrambling to contain the spread of the highly contagious African swine fever with Vietnam culling 2.5 million pigs and China reporting more than a million...
GROVE CITY, Ohio (AP) — An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease at a newly opened hospital outside Columbus has been traced to its hot water system.
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on criminal charges dropped in the Flint water scandal (all times local):
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says "justice delayed is not...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State authorities called Thursday for a law requiring long-term care facilities to develop disease outbreak plans in response to the deaths of 11 children at a New Jersey...
BEIJING (AP) — Hong Kong retiree Lee Wai-man loves pork fresh from the market but eats a lot less now that the price has jumped as China struggles with a deadly swine disease that has sent...
HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire health officials say last summer's Legionnaires' disease outbreak resulted in up to 49 confirmed, probable or suspected cases, and was linked to two...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A panel of Missouri lawmakers on Monday considered enacting a ban on discrimination against unvaccinated children, an effort that comes as other states look to increase...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey nursing home where 11 children died following a viral outbreak last year can now resume admitting pediatric ventilator patients.
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's former drinking water regulator has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor in the Flint water investigation.
It's a break for Liane Shekter Smith, who was facing felony charges, including involuntary manslaughter , in an investigation of Flint's lead-tainted water and a Legionnaires' disease outbreak.
DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area prosecutor will review a criminal investigation of the Flint water crisis and decide whether to take over the cases, Michigan's new attorney general announced Friday.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Legionnaires' disease outbreak linked to UW Hospital's water system has infected 14 people with the pneumonia-like bacteria, and three have died.
Hospital spokeswoman Lisa Brunette tells the Wisconsin State Journal that the patients who died had other serious, life-limiting health conditions.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A cooling tower that provides mist to make Disneyland visitors comfortable was the likely source for 22 cases in a Legionnaires' disease outbreak last year near the theme park, a health official testified this week.
Most of those who got sick visited the park in the fall of 2017. Disneyland has denied it was the source, pointing to three infected people who had been in the city of Anaheim where Disneyland is located, but not at the park itself. One of them died.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — An outbreak of meningococcal disease at Oregon State University is officially over.
The Corvallis Gazette-Times reports the university recorded five cases of the same strain of the potentially deadly disease over a 12-month span beginning in November 2016.
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — An outbreak of scabies has been confirmed at a Big Island hospital, affecting a number of employees, officials said.
The outbreak of the contagious skin disease caused by parasitic mites was officially identified at the Kona Community Hospital last week, hospital officials said.
The hospital has not said how many people have been infected, but officials said more cases are likely to appear.
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, battling to keep his job, attacked Democrat J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday as a "trust fund baby" and a tax cheat who "represents everything that's wrong in Illinois."
Pritzker accused Rauner of being slow to act after he learned a suburban Chicago company where he once had a business interest was emitting cancer-causing gas, and of covering up a deadly Legionnaires' disease outbreak at a western Illinois veterans' home.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Relatives of a man who died in an overcrowded Alabama prison said officials provided inadequate medical care before his death last month in a facility where the state health agency has confirmed a disease outbreak.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Public health and corrections officials are responding to an illness outbreak at an Alabama prison that left one inmate dead.
The Alabama Department of Public Health said Friday that here has been a pneumococcal disease outbreak at the Ventress Correctional Facility in Barbour County. Three inmates were hospitalized and one inmate died after developing meningitis.
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University will be honoring the centennial of the 1918 influenza pandemic with a series of events on disease outbreak.
The school's Global Health Institute is hosting "Outbreak Week" starting Monday, featuring public lectures and discussions with prominent scholars and scientists.
Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is scheduled to give a keynote address Friday.
ROME (AP) — Officials in northern Italy say they have confirmed that commercial water cooling towers were the source of a Legionnaires' disease outbreak that sent more than 400 people to the hospital with pneumonia. Two people died.
Of the 10 tests on samples taken from three cooling towers in the three hardest-hit towns, nine tested positive for the Legionnaires' bacteria.
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The head of Michigan's health department is trying to overturn a decision that sends him to trial for two deaths in the Flint water crisis.
In court filings Monday, Nick Lyon's legal team asked a judge to dismiss involuntary manslaughter and other charges. A lower court judge in August said there was enough evidence to send Lyon to trial.
HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — Two Massachusetts women are suing a New Hampshire hotel at the center of a Legionnaire's disease outbreak.
WMUR-TV reports that Louise Pare, of Gardner, and Celeste Billington, of Templeton, were diagnosed with Legionnaire's disease after staying at The Sands Resort for three days starting Aug. 3.
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A judge in Flint, Michigan on Monday ruled that there is enough evidence for the head of Michigan's health department, Nick Lyon, to stand trial on charges of involuntary manslaughter related to the city's lead-contaminated water crisis. He's accused of not providing timely notification to the public about a Legionnaires' disease outbreak in the Flint area in 2014 and 2015.
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A lawyer for Michigan's health director urged a judge Wednesday to "resist public pressures" and dismiss criminal charges arising from the Flint water scandal, arguing that the head of a sprawling state agency shouldn't be held responsible for the deaths of two people during a Legionnaires' disease outbreak.
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A judge is hearing key arguments in the most significant criminal case related to Flint's lead-contaminated water.
The head of Michigan's health department, Nick Lyon, is charged with involuntary manslaughter and other crimes. He's accused of not timely alerting the public about a Legionnaires' disease outbreak in the Flint area in 2014 and 2015.
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois workplace safety officials reprimanded state veterans' officials for how the agency told staffers about a deadly Legionnaires' disease outbreak at a Quincy veterans' home, according to documents.
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A member of Gov. Rick Snyder's administration says the governor's senior aides were told about a Legionnaires' disease outbreak in the Flint area months before it was publicly announced.
Eric Brown is testifying Monday in the criminal case against Nick Lyon, Michigan's health director. Brown works for Snyder in Michigan's Washington office.
SEATTLE (AP) — Public health officials are becoming increasingly concerned about a variety of outbreaks of serious infectious diseases among people who are homeless in Seattle and throughout King County.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois senators are proposing three new bills to prevent future Legionnaires' disease outbreaks at the Illinois Veterans' Home in Quincy, which has had 13 deaths since 2015.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration announced on Monday that it plans to replace residence halls at the Quincy veterans' facility which housed victims of a Legionnaires' disease outbreak responsible for the deaths of 13 people and making dozens more ill since 2015.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on a legislative hearing on the Legionnaires' disease outbreak at the Quincy veterans' home (all times local):
Gov. Bruce Rauner's spokeswoman says replacing the plumbing at the Quincy veterans' home beset by Legionnaires' disease is still an option even though officials say they plan to construct a new facility.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the Illinois Senate's inquiry in the Legionnaires' disease crisis at the Quincy veterans' home (all times local):
Officials with Gov. Bruce Rauner's cabinet agencies invited to a hearing on the Legionnaires' disease outbreak at the Quincy veterans' home say they couldn't attend because of the short notice.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration is forcing state lawmakers to use the public-records law to get emails regarding a deadly Legionnaires' disease outbreak at the Illinois Veterans' Home in Quincy.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers will meet again next month in Springfield for a bipartisan hearing about the deadly Legionnaires' disease outbreak at a western Illinois veterans' home.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Legionnaires' disease outbreak (all times local):
Gov. Bruce Rauner will address the public regarding his stay at the Illinois Veterans' Home in Quincy on Wednesday.
The Republican's office released a notice Tuesday evening that he will speak at an 11:30 a.m. news conference at the home.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine is hiring 50 public health nurses to help address disease outbreaks and the opioid crisis.
The Portland Press Herald reports a new law sponsored by Democratic state Sen. Brownie Carson is responsible for the hiring increase. Under the measure, Maine is required to have at least 50 public health nurses on staff.
HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Department of Health had breakdowns in communication and inconsistencies in practices in its response to three disease outbreaks in 2015 and 2016, according to a state audit.
The state auditor's report made public Thursday indicates that the department failed to properly communicate with its own divisions, other agencies and the public during the outbreaks of dengue fever, hepatitis A and salmonella.
QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois General Assembly's two veterans committees are scheduled to hold a joint legislative hearing to address the Legionnaires' disease outbreak at a veterans home.
Thirteen residents at the Illinois Veterans Home have died of the disease over the past three years, including 12 who died in 2015 and one whose death was reported in October.
QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — Multiple lawsuits against the state over a Legionnaires' disease outbreak at a Quincy veterans' home have been filed in the Illinois Court of Claims.
The (Quincy) Herald-Whig obtained the lawsuits through a Freedom of Information Act request and reports there are 10 lawsuits. An 11th is expected.