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Border holding center to reopen after 32 migrants get flu

May. 22, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — More than 30 migrants have tested positive for influenza at a major processing center on the Mexican border that was temporarily closed to stop the outbreak, authorities said Wednesday. It was unclear if anyone ill came in contact with a 16-year-old Guatemalan boy who was held at the...

Correction: WHO Travel story

May. 21, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In a story May 20 about travel spending at the World Health Organization, The Associated Press reported erroneously that information about the organization's travel spending was obtained from internal documents. The information was made publicly available on WHO's website on May 9. A...

China's pig disease outbreak pushes up global pork prices

May. 20, 2019 9:23 PM EDT

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 shockwaves through global meat markets. China produces and consumes two-thirds of the world's pork, but output is...

'Hippie' island off Seattle sees shift in low vaccine rate

May. 20, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

VASHON ISLAND, Wash. (AP) — Sarah Day is a school nurse with "street cred" when it comes to the polarizing issue of vaccines on an idyllic island in Washington state known for its rural beauty, counterculture lifestyle and low immunization rates. Since she began communal living on Vashon Island more than...

Officials confirm 6th measles case in Washington outbreak

May. 18, 2019 6:25 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Health officials are investigating a sixth confirmed case of the measles in a western Washington outbreak involving people who spent time at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Public Health - Seattle & King County said Friday a woman in her 40s who lives in King County tested...

About 500 people test positive for HIV in Pakistani district

May. 16, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

RATODERO, Pakistan (AP) — Nothing seemed unusual to Rehmana Bibi, the mother of 10-year-old Ali Raza, when the boy came down with a fever at their home in the dusty, largely neglected district of Larkana in southern Pakistan. Bibi took her son to a local doctor, who prescribed paracetamol syrup for Raza...

Officials: 4 new measles cases in Washington outbreak

May. 15, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Four new measles cases have been diagnosed in western Washington involving people who spent time at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, authorities said. The Washington State Department of Health said Wednesday that two of the cases were in King County, which is home to Seattle, with...

Correction: Oregon-Vaccine Exemptions story

May. 15, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In a story May 14 about vaccine legislation in Oregon, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Washington state this year passed a law to end all non-medical exemptions for the measles vaccine. The Washington measure included religious exemptions. A corrected version of the story...

Parents sue tycoon's firm over dysentery outbreak in Moscow

May. 14, 2019 2:33 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Natalya Konkova got a call from her 5-year-old son's day care center at School No. 1357, asking her to pick up Yaroslav because he was running a fever and having trouble walking. He got worse over the next 24 hours, with severe diarrhea and vomiting, before an ambulance took him to a...

The Latest: Oregon Senate passes education tax

May. 13, 2019 7:48 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on efforts to end a standoff over a school funding tax in Oregon (all times local): 4:47 p.m. The Oregon Senate has approved a multibillion dollar education tax designed to boost student performance and decrease class sizes. The chamber passed the bill 18 to 11 Monday...