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Passengers wearing masks walk by as a quarantine officer, center, monitors a thermography during a quarantine inspection at Kansai international airport in Osaka, western Japan, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Chinese health authorities urged people in the city of Wuhan to avoid crowds and public gatherings after warning on Wednesday that a new viral illness infecting hundreds of people in the country. Japan, South Korea, the United States and Taiwan have all reported one case each. All of the illnesses were of people from Wuhan or who recently had traveled there. (Kota Endo/Kyodo News via AP)

China virus outbreak may wallop economy, financial markets

Jan. 22, 2020 1:05 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — News that a new virus that has afflicted hundreds of people in central China can spread between humans has rattled financial markets and raised concern it might wallop the economy just as it might be regaining momentum. Health authorities across Asia have been stepping up surveillance and...

Jo Trizila, left, President and CEO of Trizcom Public Relations, listens to Ann Littmann during a staff meetings at Trizila's offices in Dallas, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. The recent flu outbreak can really impact small businesses with small staffs and hurt a company's productivity. Some owners, like Trizila, are trying to mitigate the damage so the flu will not become a nightmare when they're trying to get clients' work done. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Hand sanitizers, flu shots _ businesses' defense against flu

Jan. 22, 2020 12:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — As this winter's flu outbreak intensifies, small business owners try to keep their companies from being overwhelmed by employee absences. At Gold Medal Wine Club, any surfaces people are likely to touch, including the coffee machine, water dispenser and door knobs, are wiped down and...

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, a health surveillance officer monitors passengers arriving at the Hong Kong International airport in Hong Kong. On Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said they will begin screening airline passengers at three U.S. airports who traveled from Wuhan in central China, for a new illness that has prompted worries about a new international outbreak. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

US to screen airline passengers from China for new illness

Jan. 17, 2020 11:43 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Three U.S. airports will screen passengers arriving from central China for a new virus that has sickened dozens, killed two and prompted worries about an international outbreak, health officials said Friday. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials say they will begin taking...

Florida guard Andrew Nembhard (2) shoots over Mississippi guard Devontae Shuler (2) during an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Gainesville, Fla. (Brad McClenny/The Gainesville Sun via AP)

Gators guard Andrew Nembhard has flu, could miss Auburn game

Jan. 17, 2020 2:56 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida could be without point guard Andrew Nembhard against No. 4 Auburn on Saturday. Coach Mike White said Nembhard has the flu and missed practice Thursday and Friday. The sophomore and Canadian national team player has started all 52 games in two seasons. “We all better...

2 children in Tennessee have died from flu

Jan. 7, 2020 10:48 AM EST

Two children in Tennessee have died from the flu, health officials announced. One death was in Middle Tennessee and the other in East Tennessee, news outlets reported, citing the Tennessee Department of Health. Health officials didn't include any additional information about the children who died, but said the...

Over 65,000 hen to be culled in bird flu outbreak in Poland

Jan. 3, 2020 8:34 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Authorities in western Poland say they have ordered the culling of at least 65,000 hen at a farm affected by bird flu that seems to have spread from the east. Regional veterinarian Andrzej Zarnecki said a crisis team is meeting Friday in the city of Poznan to decide on containment...

Bird flu kills 25,000 turkeys in eastern Poland, sparks cull

Jan. 2, 2020 7:28 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Authorities in eastern Poland say bird flu is responsible for the deaths of at least 25,000 turkeys in poultry farms near the country's borders with Ukraine and Belarus. Polish veterinary authorities on Thursday were planning to cull tens of thousands of birds in the Lubartow area, a...

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018 file photo, Ahmed Rashid Mokbel, a severely malnourished 7-month-old Yemeni boy, is given formula by his mother at the Al-Sadaqa Hospital in Aden, Yemen. The U.N. says that a dozen humanitarian organizations in war-torn southern Yemen have suspended their work after a string of targeted attacks. Meanwhile, the country's rebel-led health ministry announced on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019, that severe outbreaks of swine flu and dengue fever have killed close to 200 people since October. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)

Aid groups halt work in south Yemen after targeted bombings

Dec. 24, 2019 10:40 AM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A dozen humanitarian organizations in war-torn southern Yemen suspended their operations following a string of targeted attacks, the United Nations said, while the country's rebel-led health ministry announced on Tuesday that severe outbreaks of swine flu and dengue fever have killed...

Tennessee county clinics offering free flu vaccinations

Dec. 24, 2019 4:26 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's county health department clinics are offering flu vaccines at no charge. “It's extremely important for young children, the elderly and pregnant women to receive a flu vaccine because they are at the most serious risk for illness or death from influenza,”...

Doctors end protest to demand flu vaccines for migrants

Dec. 12, 2019 12:56 AM EST

San Diego (AP) — A group of doctors on Wednesday ended a three-day protest against the U.S. government's refusal to allow the flu vaccine be administered to migrants, following the arrests of six demonstrators outside a Border Patrol regional headquarters in San Diego. Dr. Bonnie Arzuaga said Customs and...