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Florida refuses to bar unvaccinated students from school suffering a measles outbreak

Feb. 23, 2024 17:48 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's controversial surgeon general is drawing criticism for his handling of an elementary school's measles outbreak, telling parents of unvaccinated children it is their choice whether their students attend class — a contravention of federal guidelines calling...

Live updates | Israeli strikes kill over 70 in Gaza, and West Bank shooters kill an Israeli

Feb. 22, 2024 23:31 PM EST

Israeli strikes have killed at least 71 people in southern and central Gaza in about 24 hours, the territory's health officials said Thursday. Meanwhile, tensions are rising in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, where three gunmen opened fire Thursday morning on a road near a...

Bean dips, enchiladas and taco kits are among new recalled items linked to listeria outbreak

Feb. 09, 2024 18:07 PM EST

More foods are being recalled in the wake of a deadly outbreak of listeria food poisoning, including snack foods that may be part of Super Bowl Sunday party menus. Seven-layer bean dip, chicken enchiladas, cilantro salad dressing and taco kits sold at stores like Costco, Trader...

Anthony Fauci will reflect on his long government career in 'On Call,' to be published in June

Feb. 08, 2024 05:46 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci has a memoir coming out in June, a look back at his long career as an infectious disease expert and the many outbreaks he contended with, from HIV/AIDS to the COVID-19 pandemic that made him famous. Viking announced Thursday that Fauci's “On...

CDC is investigating gastrointestinal sickness on luxury cruise ship Queen Victoria

Feb. 07, 2024 19:25 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating an outbreak on a luxury cruise ship where more than 150 people have reported gastrointestinal illness, including diarrhea and vomiting. The Queen Victoria, operated by Cunard Cruise Line, departed...

Diapers and baby formula are hard to find in Gaza, leaving parents desperate

Feb. 07, 2024 04:53 AM EST

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Zainab al-Zein was forced to make a desperate decision: Feed her infant daughter solid foods that her tiny body may not be able to digest or watch her starve because of a lack of baby formula in the besieged Gaza Strip. Al-Zein chose to give 2...

Deadly decadelong listeria outbreak linked to cotija and queso fresco from a California business

Feb. 06, 2024 20:17 PM EST

A California cheese and dairy company is the source of a decadelong outbreak of listeria food poisoning that killed two people and sickened more than two dozen, federal health officials said Tuesday. New lab and inspection evidence linked soft cheeses and other dairy products made...

A cholera outbreak in Zambia has caused more than 400 deaths and infected 10,000

Jan. 17, 2024 20:49 PM EST

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Zambia is reeling from a major cholera outbreak that has killed more than 400 people and infected more than 10,000, leading authorities to order schools across the country to remain shut after the end-of-year holidays. A large soccer stadium in the capital...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jan. 16, 2024 07:15 AM EST

LNP/LancasterOnline. January 10, 2024. Editorial: Amos Miller isn’t a hero fighting for ‘food freedom.’ He’s a serial violator of essential food safety rules that other farmers follow. Amos Miller is not a heroic David to the government’s Goliath. He is a...

Hundreds of thousands of people are in urgent need of assistance in Congo because of flooding

Jan. 12, 2024 14:23 PM EST

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo (AP) — Widespread floods in the Republic of Congo have pushed hundreds of thousands of people to be in urgent need of assistance, said the United Nations Friday. Unusually heavy rainfall has caused nine of the countries 12 departments to be affected...