Latest Infectious diseases News

CDC: Florida ice cream possible source of listeria outbreak

Jul. 05, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The estate of an Illinois woman who died earlier this year from a listeria infection filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against a Florida ice cream company that health officials have connected to a multistate outbreak. The lawsuit filed in the Middle District of Florida...

NC court: Restaurants can't get insurance payouts for virus

Jul. 05, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Over a dozen North Carolina restaurants that closed during the coronavirus pandemic when government orders restricted their services can't be recompensed for those financial losses through their commercial insurance policies, the state Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday. ...

Germany's CureVac files suit against vaccine rival BioNTech

Jul. 05, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German biotech company CureVac said Tuesday it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against rival BioNTech for work that it says contributed to the development of the BioNTech-Pfizer coronavirus vaccine. BioNTech said its work is original and it would “vigorously” contest the...

High number of seal deaths linked to bird flu, feds say

Jul. 05, 2022 11:19 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An unusual number of seals are becoming stranded and dying off Maine this summer, and avian influenza is to blame, the federal government said Tuesday. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has confirmed that samples from four Maine seals tested positive for the...

COVID nursing home deaths claim is campaign trail mainstay

Jul. 05, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Doug Mastriano, Pennsylvania’s Republican nominee for governor, has made a campaign staple out of the allegation that Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's policy of readmitting COVID-19 patients from hospitals to nursing homes caused thousands of deaths — a baseless claim for...

Many won't rely on virtual options after COVID: AP-NORC poll

Jul. 05, 2022 09:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many Americans don’t expect to rely on the digital services that became commonplace during the pandemic after COVID-19 subsides, according to a new poll, even as many think it's a good thing if those options remain available in the future. Close to half or more...

Hong Kong's John Lee stresses balance in easing quarantine

Jul. 05, 2022 00:12 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s new leader John Lee said Tuesday at his first news conference since taking office that he will work on easing restrictions for travelers while balancing the risks of a coronavirus outbreak overwhelming the health care system. Hong Kong and mainland...

Asia shares rise on optimism about easing COVID restrictions

Jul. 05, 2022 00:24 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares advanced Monday across the board as buying set in after the lull of a U.S. national holiday. Analysts said the optimism may be driven by expectations the U.S. may decide to cut Chinese tariffs, a welcome move that would also help tame inflation. ...

Uneasy US tries to fete a July 4 marred by parade shooting

Jul. 04, 2022 21:59 PM EDT

A shooting that left at least six people dead at an Independence Day parade in a Chicago suburb rattled Monday's celebrations across the U.S. and further rocked a country already awash in turmoil over high court rulings on abortion and guns as well as hearings on the Jan. 6 insurrection. ...

Immigration detention facility near empty in California

Jul. 04, 2022 20:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A sprawling, privately run detention center in the wind-swept California desert town of Adelanto could house nearly 2,000 migrants facing the prospect of deportation. These days, though, it’s nearly empty. The Adelanto facility is an extreme example of how the...