Latest Infectious diseases News

Browns rookie LB Owusu-Koramoah placed on COVID-19 list

Jul. 25, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns rookie linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah has been placed on the COVID-19 list just days before the opening of training camp. The second-round pick from Notre Dame reported to training camp Saturday with the team's other first-year players and...

Arizona: More than 1K new COVID-19 cases for 7th day in row

Jul. 25, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Health officials in Arizona on Sunday reported 1,508 new COVID-19 cases and one additional death. It marked the seventh consecutive day with at least 1,000 cases, the longest such streak since early March. The latest numbers pushed...

The Latest: Germany considers restrictions for unvaccinated

Jul. 25, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

BERLIN — German politicians were deeply divided Sunday over a warning by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff that restrictions for unvaccinated people may be necessary if COVID-19 infection numbers reach new heights in the coming months. Chief of staff Helge...

Several politicians oppose new mask mandates in St. Louis

Jul. 25, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The new mask mandate in the city and county of St. Louis that takes effect this week is being criticized by several state and local elected officials. Starting Monday, masks will be mandatory in indoor public places and on public transportation for...

Maryland using dogs to target alcohol in prisons

Jul. 25, 2021 14:57 PM EDT

HAGERSTOWN, M.D. (AP) — The state of Maryland has begun to deploy dogs to sniff out illicit alcohol in correctional facilities. Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Secretary Robert Green told The Washington Post the new team of canines was created in...

Navajo Nation reports 6 new COVID-19 cases and 4 more deaths

Jul. 25, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Sunday reported six new COVID-19 cases and four additional deaths. The latest numbers released brought the total number of coronavirus-related cases on the vast reservation to 31,297 since the pandemic began more than a...

The son-in-law also rises, wins Hemingway look-alike contest

Jul. 25, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — There's a new Ernest Hemingway look-alike in Key West. Zach Taylor and his white beard won this year's contest to celebrate the author during the island's annual Hemingway Days festival. The 63-year-old business owner from...

Only Tokyo could pull off these Games? Not everyone agrees

Jul. 25, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Staging an Olympics during the worst pandemic in a century? There’s a widespread perception that it couldn’t happen in a better place than Japan. A vibrant, open democracy with deep pockets, the host nation is known for its diligent execution of...

Fauci says US headed in `wrong direction' on coronavirus

Jul. 25, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The United States is in an “unnecessary predicament” of soaring COVID-19 cases fueled by unvaccinated Americans and the virulent delta variant, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert said Sunday. “We’re going in the wrong...

Nonprofit works to end cycle of poverty in Juárez

Jul. 25, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

CIUDAD JUÁREZ, Mexico (AP) — Olga de León is all smiles as she begins to show her home — a house made from wood pallets — to guests on a recent afternoon. But when she points out bags of trash and clothing stuffed into crevices near the ceiling, de León’s...