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In this photo taken Saturday, May 12, 2018, health workers are sprayed with chlorine after leaving the isolation ward to diagnose and treat suspected Ebola patients, at Bikoro Hospital in Bikoro, the rural area where the Ebola outbreak was announced last week, in Congo. Congo's latest Ebola outbreak has now spread to Mbandaka, a city of more than 1 million people, a worrying shift as the deadly virus risks traveling more easily in densely populated areas. (Mark Naftalin/UNICEF via AP)
Congo to begin vaccinating against Ebola on MondayCongo will begin administering an experimental Ebola vaccine Monday in Mbandaka, the northwestern city of 1.2 million where the deadly disease has infected some residents, Congo's health minister announced
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Melania Trump Is Back HomeWhite House watchers have one less thing to speculate about after first lady Melania Trump returned home Saturday from a five-day stay at Walter Reed Medical Center. The first lady is "resting comfortably and remains in high spirits," a rep said in a statement, per the New York Times. Asked...
Newser12 hours ago
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), attends a press conference at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, May 18, 2018. The WHO Director-General answered questions ahead of the World Health Assembly and following the meeting of an International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP)
Congo says 3 new Ebola cases confirmed in large cityCongo says 3 new confirmed Ebola cases in city of 1 million; vaccinations to start soon
The Associated Press1 day ago
President Donald Trump shakes hands with Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie, during an event on prison reform in the East Room of the White House, Friday, May 18, 2018, in Washington. Trump announced he's nominating Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to lead the agency.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Trump catches Wilkie off-guard with VA secretary nominationPresident Donald Trump says he'll nominate acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to permanently lead the beleaguered department
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks to participants of the annual March for Life event, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. The Trump administration will resurrect a Reagan-era rule that would ban federally-funded family planning clinics from discussing abortion with women, or sharing space with abortion providers, a senior White House official said Thursday, May 17, 2018. The Department of Health and Human Services will be announcing its proposal Friday, the official said on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to confirm the plans before the announcement. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Trump thrusts abortion fight into crucial midterm electionsTrump administration acts to bar taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from referring women for abortions, energizing its conservative political base
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this April 26, 2018 file photo, interim San Francisco Mayor Mark Farrell gestures while speaking in San Francisco. San Francisco's mayor says he plans to send a medical team to city streets to distribute a drug that helps stop heroin cravings to homeless addicts. Distributing Suboxone on city streets, which Mayor Mark Farrell says will be the first program of its kind in the country, is the city's latest effort to address heroin addiction. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
San Francisco to distribute addiction drug directly to usersSan Francisco's mayor plans to send medical teams to city streets to distribute a drug that curbs heroin cravings in opioid addicts
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, file photo, a worker tapes signage telling people to get vaccinated to protect themselves against Hepatitis A, onto sinks installed at the Neil Good Day Center on 17th Street downtown in San Diego. A San Diego County grand jury report faults local response to a recent hepatitis A epidemic and recommends improving lines of communication to prepare for future health emergencies. The San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper says the 20-page report released Thursday, May 17, 2018, commends officials for effectively contacting at-risk residents and getting them vaccinations. (Eduardo Contreras/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP, File)
Correction: Hepatitis A-San Diego storyCorrection: Hepatitis A-San Diego story
The Associated Press2 days ago
Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 17, 2018. President Donald Trump announced Friday that he is nominating Wilkie to permanently lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Trump nominates acting VA secretary Wilkie for permanent jobPresident Donald Trump says he'll nominate acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to permanently lead the beleaguered department
The Associated Press2 days ago
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), attends a press conference at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, May 18, 2018. The WHO Director-General answered questions ahead of the World Health Assembly and following the meeting of an International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP)
After fumbling Ebola in 2014, Congo is key test for UNNearly four years after the World Health Organization was accused of bungling its response to the biggest Ebola outbreak in history, the U.N. agency appears to be moving swiftly to contain a flare-up in Congo.
The Associated Press2 days ago
Prosecutors in Poland probe sewage dump into Baltic bayProsecutors on Poland's Baltic coast have opened a probe into potential damage to the environment of the Bay of Gdansk after the sewage system in this coast city malfunctioned and the refuse was dumped into the bay
The Associated Press2 days ago
Ebola Situation Evolves in 'Concerning' Way OvernightDevelopments in a city in the Democratic Republic of Congo have taken what one health official deems a "concerning" turn overnight. Per the Guardian , Jean-Jacques Muyembe, the head of the country's National Institute for Biomedical Research, says lab results have confirmed two additional cases of Ebola in Mbandaka; one other...
Newser2 days ago
Report: HHS to 'Disentangle Taxpayers' From AbortionsAn announcement expected Friday out of Health and Human Services has abortion rights advocates and doctors' groups steeled for a new battle on the family planning front. Per the AP and New York Times , White House officials and other sources say a Reagan-era ban is about to be rebooted: one...
Newser2 days ago
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