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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 27, 2019 file photo, a sign at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y., explains the local state of emergency regarding a measles outbreak. There were nearly 1,300 case of measles in the U.S. through November 2019 - the largest number in 27 years. There were no deaths but about 120 people ended up in the hospital. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

'Tough year' for measles and other infectious diseases in US

Dec. 27, 2019 10:46 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — This year, the germs roared back. Measles tripled. Hepatitis A mushroomed. A rare but deadly mosquito-borne disease increased. And that was just the United States. Globally, there was an explosion of measles in many countries, an unrelenting Ebola outbreak in Africa and a surge in dengue...

Poland wants troops, police to cull boars due to swine fever

Dec. 11, 2019 9:46 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's agriculture minister on Wednesday proposed that army and police personnel should be allowed to shoot wild boars on a large scale in areas affected by the African swine fever, to help fight the disease that has been found in the west of the country after it seemed contained...

FILE In this photo taken March 25, 2018, wild boar are seen roaming near houses in Lomianki county on Warsaw outskirts. Cases of deadly African swine fever in western Poland, some 40 kilometers (24 miles) from the German border, have led Poland's veterinary authorities to seal off forests and terrain in that area. Local farmers calling for hunters to eliminate wild boar in the region. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski/file)

African swine fever kills more than 20 wild boar in Poland

Dec. 4, 2019 11:50 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An outbreak of African swine fever in Poland near the German border has killed 21 wild boar, the agriculture minister said Wednesday. Authorities were adding 56 kilometers (34 miles) to a previously installed 80-kilometer (48-mile) fence; local hunters were instructed to eliminate all...