Philippines says 136 people have died in measles outbreak

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine health secretary says 136 people, mostly children, have died of measles and 8,400 others have been sickened in an outbreak blamed partly on recent vaccination...

Washington lawmakers advance limits on vaccine exemptions

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state lawmakers advanced a measure Friday that would remove parents' ability to claim a personal or philosophical exemption to vaccinating their school-age children fo...

8 die of measles in Ukraine this year as outbreak worsens

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Authorities say eight people have died of measles in Ukraine since the start of the year, already half as many as died in the whole of 2018. The Health Ministry ...

Mumps confirmed in 7 detainees at Houston ICE facility

HOUSTON (AP) — Health officials say seven cases of the mumps have been confirmed at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility in Houston. The Houston Health Depar...

Washington lawmakers weigh vaccine bill amid outbreak

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Amid a measles outbreak that has sickened more than 50 people in the Pacific Northwest, Washington lawmakers heard testimony Friday on a bill that would remove parents' ability t...

Three more cases of measles confirmed in Taiwan

Three more cases of measles have been confirmed in Taiwan, bringing the number to 11 since the beginning of the year, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Friday. The three new cases include ...

Officials: Detroit auto show attendee diagnosed with rubella

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan health officials say people who attended the North American International Auto Show in Detroit might have been exposed to the viral illness rubella. The Michi...

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 personal belief exemptions to childhood vaccinations. At least 43 people ...

Taiwan CDC: 7 new deaths as a result of flu infections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced today seven more people have died this season due to flu-related complications. One of the seven was a four-year-old girl wh...

AP Explains: Why Congo's Ebola outbreak still going strong

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo, the second deadliest in history, marks six months on Friday and is moving toward the major border city of Goma, a development that would greatl...

US doctor who survived Ebola honored for service in Liberia

HOLDEN, Mass. (AP) — Almost five years have passed since he nearly died of Ebola in Liberia, but Richard Sacra has never wavered from his commitment to the struggling West African nation. ...

Measles outbreak near Portland, Oregon, sickens 35

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A measles outbreak near Portland has sickened 35 people in Oregon and Washington, with 11 more cases suspected. Thirty-one patients had not been vaccinated ag...

Measles outbreak grows in northwest US, 30 cases reported

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The number of confirmed measles cases near Portland grew from 25 to 30 on Friday, with nine additional cases suspected — an outbreak boosted by lower-than-normal vaccination rate...

Foreign nationals who fail to pay pork fine to be denied entry to Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Starting Friday, foreign nationals who fail to pay a fine of NT$200,000 (US$6,472) for attempting to bring pork products into the country from African swine fever (ASF) affected areas ...

Business Highlights

___ Stocks sink on growth fears and possible snag in trade talks NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks took a steep loss, ending a four-day winning streak, after the International...