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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2020, file photo provided by the Anti-Poaching Special Squad, police look at items seized from store suspected of trafficking wildlife in Guangde city in central China's Anhui Province. As China enforces a temporary ban on the wildlife trade to contain the outbreak of a new virus, many are calling for a more permanent solution before disaster strikes again. (Anti-Poaching Special Squad via AP, File)

Virus renews safety concerns about slaughtering wild animals

Feb. 14, 2020 4:14 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China cracked down on the sale of exotic species after an outbreak of a new virus in 2002 was linked to markets selling live animals. The germ turned out to be a coronavirus that caused SARS. The ban was later lifted, and the animals reappeared. Now another coronavirus is spreading through...

Poland: New law allows prison terms for disrupting hunts

Jan. 30, 2020 10:49 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president has signed into law legislation that is intended to contain the spread of African swine fever and allows three-year prison sentences for anyone convicted of interrupting organized hunts. Critics of the bill signed by President Andrzej Duda on Tuesday say the law...

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...