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Michigan's vaccination rates drop, could lead to outbreaks

May. 31, 2020 11:26 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Public health officials worry future outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases could emerge in Michigan as vaccination rates have dramatically fallen during the coronavirus pandemic. Vaccination rates for children 18 and younger fell by more than 20%, according to a study published by the...

In this Thursday, May 28, 2020 photo, Kerwin Robinson looks on as his wife, Emma Robinson, lifts their son Tristan, 2, while being photographed at their home in Shoreline, Wash. Emma, a pharmacist at a Seattle hospital, and Kerwin, a software technology manager, decided to keep their son in daycare during the coronavirus outbreak. Emma Robinson figured the daycare was no more risky than her job as an essential health care worker. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Parents balance risks, needs as child care centers reopen

May. 31, 2020 11:23 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — It’s the day care dilemma central to rebooting American life amid the coronavirus pandemic. With social distancing unlikely among babies and toddlers, parents of young children across the country are debating the health and safety risks inherent in child care centers, and weighing...

Workers wearing protective gear disinfect as a precaution against the new coronavirus in a class at a high school in Busan, South Korea, Saturday, May 30, 2020. (Jo Jung-ho/Yonhap via AP)

The Latest: South Korea reports 27 new virus cases

May. 30, 2020 10:28 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — South Korea reports 27 new virus cases, including 21 from...

Amish stay abreast, make changes but maintain traditions

May. 30, 2020 3:05 AM EDT

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — On the sunny side of a steep hill in Sinking Valley, Reuben Peachey led his horse-drawn plow over an empty field. Peachey, a young, thin man with a corn-colored hat, light-brown beard and plain dress, ambled from his equipment to ask how long the interview might take. Peachey is one of...

Hotels, churches set to reopen, stay-at-home order extended

May. 29, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gov. Chris Sununu extended New Hampshire’s stay-at-home order for an additional two weeks, while announcing the limited reopening of hotels, summer camps and houses of worship. The stay-at-home order had been due to expire on Sunday but instead was extended until June 15. ...

Body of missing boy with autism found in river near his home

May. 29, 2020 9:50 AM EDT

FORT JENNINGS, Ohio (AP) — The body of a 5-year-old boy with autism who went missing from his home this week was found in a river on Thursday, a sheriff said. A volunteer searching for the boy found his body in a log jam along the bank of the Auglaize River, less than a mile from his home, according to the...

Children at Seymour Road Academy take part in a Commando Joe's character education program run by former soldier Mike Hamilton during the coronavirus outbreak in Manchester, England, Wednesday May 20, 2020. Hula hoops, camouflage mats and tires aren't typical supplies needed during the coronavirus pandemic. But they're useful props as British veteran Mike Hamilton prepares to lead children in a military-style game designed to boost their resilience and mental health at a time of atypical stress. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Veterans help UK children keep calm, cope with virus stress

May. 29, 2020 2:36 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Hula hoops, camouflage mats and tires aren't typical supplies needed during the coronavirus pandemic. But they’re useful props as British army veteran Mike Hamilton prepares to lead children in a military-style game designed to boost their resilience and mental health at a...

Fourth child in Washington has coronavirus-related illness

May. 28, 2020 8:02 AM EDT

PASCO, Wash. (AP) — A child in the Pasco, Washington, area has been diagnosed with a multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children, an illness associated with COVID-19, said the Benton Franklin Health District. The Tri-City Herald reports it's one of four cases of the syndrome identified in Washington...

Mississippi health officials say 2nd child dead from flu

May. 28, 2020 4:50 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi health officials said a second child has died in the state this year due a pediatric flu. The child died in March but their case was not previously reported to the department, state Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said in a news release Wednesday. The first pediatric flu...

Washington officials report drop in childhood vaccinations

May. 27, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington State Department of Health has observed a significant drop in the number of children being vaccinated over the past two months. State health experts say children still need vaccines on time, even during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, The Seattle Times reported Tuesday....