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CDC director tests positive for COVID-19, has mild symptoms

ATLANTA — The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has tested positive for COVID-19. Dr. Rochelle…

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Deadly legionella detected in Perth hospital drinking water

A potentially deadly bacteria has been detected in drinking water at Perth’s Mount Hospital, reigniting health concerns after a legionella-linked…

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Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine will cost $110-$130 per dose

Pfizer will charge $110 to $130 for a dose of its COVID-19 vaccine once the U.S. government stops buying the…

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FACT FOCUS: States, not CDC, set school vaccine requirements

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee on Thursday voted that the agency should update its recommended immunization…

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Panel votes to add COVID shots to recommended vaccinations

NEW YORK — COVID-19 shots should be added to the lists of recommended vaccinations for kids and adults, a panel…

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Worker who quietly lowered town’s fluoride for years resigns

A town employee who quietly lowered the fluoride in a Vermont community’s drinking water for years has resigned — and…

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WHO: COVID-19 vaccination rates have dropped 50% in Africa

DAKAR, Senegal — The number of COVID-19 vaccine doses given in Africa has dropped by more than 50% over the…

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WHO: Uganda Ebola outbreak ‘rapidly evolving’ after 1 month

KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda’s Ebola outbreak is “rapidly evolving” a month after the disease was reported in the East African…

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COVID-19 linked to increase in US pregnancy-related deaths

WASHINGTON — COVID-19 drove a dramatic increase in the number of women who died from pregnancy or childbirth complications in…

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US clears Novavax COVID booster dose

WASHINGTON — U.S. regulators on Wednesday authorized a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine made by Novavax. The Food and…

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