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Africa sees rise in measles as pandemic disrupts vaccines

Apr. 28, 2022 09:29 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Africa is seeing a surge of outbreaks of preventable diseases as a result of disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization said on Thursday. The continent recorded a 400% increase in measles, to more than 17,000 cases between...

COVID shots still work but researchers hunt new improvements

Apr. 24, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

COVID-19 vaccinations are at a critical juncture as companies test whether new approaches like combination shots or nasal drops can keep up with a mutating coronavirus — even though it’s not clear if changes are needed. Already there’s public confusion about who should get a...

Overdoses, not COVID-19, drive spike in LA homeless deaths

Apr. 23, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly 2,000 homeless people died in Los Angeles County during the first year of the pandemic, an increase of 56% from the previous year, driven mainly by drug overdoses, authorities said. The findings released Friday in a report from the county’s Department of...

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asks Justice Dept. to appeal ruling that voided federal travel mask mandate

Apr. 20, 2022 18:21 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asks Justice Dept. to appeal ruling that voided federal travel mask mandate.

Avian influenza detected in backyard bird flock in Utah

Apr. 19, 2022 10:55 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Several members of a backyard flock of birds in Utah County have tested positive for avian influenza as reports of the virus emerge in wild birds and farmed poultry throughout the United States. The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food said Monday that...

Avian flu strain reaches Wyoming, poultry producers warned

Apr. 02, 2022 10:13 AM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A strain of avian flu has made its way to Wyoming, and poultry producers of all sizes are being warned to keep a close eye on their flocks. As of Thursday, the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza, or HPAI, had been confirmed in two Wyoming counties....

COVID-19 asylum limits at US-Mexico border to end May 23

Apr. 01, 2022 15:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday that it is ending a policy that limited asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The government said it was already making plans to erect tents and take other steps to prepare for an...

Migrants hopeful, suspicious at US reopening to asylum

Mar. 31, 2022 13:44 PM EDT

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — More than a dozen migrants excitedly ran out of their dormitory at the Good Samaritan shelter here at the mere mention that the Biden administration may lift a rule that expels people at the border before they can request a chance at humanitarian protection in the...

AP sources: Asylum limits at border expected to end May 23

Mar. 30, 2022 16:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is expected to end the asylum limits at the U.S.-Mexico border by May 23 that were put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, according to people familiar with the matter. The decision, not yet final, would halt use of public health...

Border crossings rise as US nears decision on asylum limits

Mar. 29, 2022 19:59 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — About 7,100 migrants are being stopped crossing the border daily from Mexico, U.S. authorities said Tuesday, signaling they are preparing for even more increases as the Biden administration nears a decision on whether to end sweeping asylum restrictions designed to prevent the...