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Fresh from a deadly cholera outbreak, Zambia declares drought a national emergency

Feb. 29, 2024 13:18 PM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema Thursday declared the country’s debilitating drought a national disaster and emergency, saying it has devastated food production and electricity generation as the nation battles to recover from a recent deadly cholera outbreak. ...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Feb. 28, 2024 07:11 AM EST

South Florida Sun Sentinel. February 23, 2024. Editorial: Declaring fetuses to be people would crush abortion rights in Florida Floridians are already alarmed about women losing the right to control their own bodies, but what’s happening at the state Capitol is even...

US cruise ship finally allowed to dock in Mauritius after tests show no cholera aboard

Feb. 26, 2024 17:47 PM EST

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — A U.S.-owned luxury cruise ship with more than 3,000 passengers and crew was allowed to dock Monday in the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius after being quarantined offshore for a day over fears of a possible cholera outbreak onboard, authorities said. ...

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 19:29 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...