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Amid the wreckage, a hunt for keepsakes of tornado victims

BEAUREGARD, Ala. (AP) — Volunteers helped clear debris-clogged roads and donated money to help pay for the funerals of 23 people killed by a devastating tornado in Alabama, where grieving survivors hunted amid twisted wreckage for keepsakes to help them remember the dead. Bobby Kidd sifted through the scattered remains of the home that exploded as … Continue reading Amid the wreckage, a hunt for keepsakes of tornado victims

Measles Outbreak: Northwest US measles cases prompt look at vaccine exemptions

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A measles outbreak near Portland, Oregon, has revived a bitter debate over so-called “philosophical” exemptions to childhood vaccinations as public health officials across the Pacific Northwest scramble to limit the fallout. At least 43 people in Washington and Oregon have fallen ill in recent weeks with the extraordinarily contagious virus, which … Continue reading Measles Outbreak: Northwest US measles cases prompt look at vaccine exemptions

NEW YORK | 1 death linked to ongoing turkey salmonella outbreak

NEW YORK — Federal health officials on Thursday reported the first death in an ongoing salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the death was in California but didn’t have any immediate details. Since last November, the agency said 164 people have fallen ill in 35 states, with … Continue reading NEW YORK | 1 death linked to ongoing turkey salmonella outbreak

MOSCOW | 4 troops killed, 7 wounded in fighting in eastern Ukraine

MOSCOW — An outbreak of fighting in Ukraine’s rebel-held east has killed four troops and left another seven wounded, officials said Thursday. The Ukrainian Defense Ministry said the losses were the biggest in months and followed fighting that lasted five hours. The ministry said the fighting erupted when the rebels began to shell government troops … Continue reading MOSCOW | 4 troops killed, 7 wounded in fighting in eastern Ukraine

DAKAR,Senegal | WHO to know soon if new Congo Ebola outbreak can use vaccine

DAKAR, Senegal — The World Health Organization said Friday it hopes to know as early as Tuesday whether the strain of Ebola in Congo’s latest outbreak of the deadly virus is the one for which an experimental vaccine can be used. The global agency’s emergencies director said 3,000 vaccine doses are still in Congo’s capital … Continue reading DAKAR,Senegal | WHO to know soon if new Congo Ebola outbreak can use vaccine

Meningitis outbreak victims speak at pharmacist sentencing

BOSTON/January 31, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Victims of the 2012 meningitis outbreak and their family members are describing the pain and suffering they experienced because of the contaminated drugs. The victims spoke Wednesday during the sentencing hearing in federal court in Boston for pharmacist Glenn Chin, who was convicted of racketeering and mail fraud for his role in … Continue reading Meningitis outbreak victims speak at pharmacist sentencing

British medical heroes deploying to combat deadly diphtheria outbreak in Bangladesh

More than 40 British doctors, nurses and firefighters from the UK’s Emergency Medical Team are going to Bangladesh to treat the disease. December 27, 2017 (STL.News) More than 40 British doctors, nurses and firefighters from the UK’s Emergency Medical Team (EMT) are making their way to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh to save thousands of lives at … Continue reading British medical heroes deploying to combat deadly diphtheria outbreak in Bangladesh