Enterovirus Might be Behind Kids' Paralysis: Preprint
Researchers identify a possible driver of acute flaccid myelitis, a polio-like disease diagnosed in more than 500 children over the last few years. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - June 17, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Intensifies Environmental Surveillance Activities for Polio
[WHO] Abuja, 12 June 2019 - As the' world continues to observe International Environment Day that was held on 5 June 2019, Nigeria is intensifying environmental surveillance activities for polio. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Girl, seven, paralyzed by mysterious 'polio-like illness' can finally walk one year later
Olivia Hanson, seven, from Grand Rapids, Michigan, was diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis in September 2018 after she came down with a sore throat and a high fever. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Progress Toward Polio Eradication January 2017-March 2019 Progress Toward Polio Eradication January 2017-March 2019
This report provides the most recent data on the global fight to eradicate polio. Are we making progress?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

New vulnerability found in major human viruses
(PLOS) Discovery of a new feature of a large class of pathogenic viruses may allow development of new antiviral medications for the common cold, polio, and other illnesses, according to a new study publishing June 11, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Rana Abdelnabi and Johan Neyts of the University of Leuven, Belgium, and James Geraets and Sarah Butcher of the University of Helsinki and their colleagues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 11, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Somalia: Govt Intensifies Fight to Eradicate Polio This Month
[Dalsan Radio] Somalia will kick off a countrywide polio campaign of two rounds of immunisation to deliver monovalent oral vaccine type 2. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - June 10, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Somalia: Govt Steps up Fight to Eradicate Polio Beginning This Month
[East African] Somalia will kick off a countrywide polio campaign of two rounds of immunisation to deliver monovalent oral vaccine type 2. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Nine Million Children Vaccinated Against Measles and Polio
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Sudan reports in its latest bulletin that a large-scale measles and polio vaccination campaign has so far reached 9.1 million children in Sudan. In Jebel Marra in Darfur, more than 2,600 people fled their homes following fighting between two rebel factions in February. A number of aid organizations and the UN-AU Mission in Darfur (Unamid) have been plundered. Food insecurity in Sudan continues, despite a good harvest. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - June 6, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO Alerts to New Strains of Vaccine-Derived Polio in Southern Nigeria, Lagos
[Guardian] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has alerted to a recent emergence and spread of new strains of vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) in southern Nigeria and, especially Lagos. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - June 6, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 – Cameroon
On 23 May 2019, WHO received notification through the Global Polio Laboratory Network (GPLN) of the detection of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) from an environmental sample collected on 20 April 2019 in a hospital in Northern Cameroon which borders Borno state in Nigeria and Chad. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - June 6, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Nigeria: Soldiers to Lead Health Workers to Hostile Locations - Buratai
[Premium Times] The Nigeria army will henceforth conduct polio vaccination in locations in Borno State made inaccessible to health workers by the Boko Haram insurgency, the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - June 3, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

What Causes Facial Nerve Palsy?
Discussion Facial nerve palsy has been known for centuries, but in 1821 unilateral facial nerve paralysis was described by Sir Charles Bell. Bell’s palsy (BP) is a unilateral, acute facial paralysis that is clinically diagnosed after other etiologies have been excluded by appropriate history, physical examination and/or laboratory testing or imaging. Symptoms include abnormal movement of facial nerve. It can be associated with changes in facial sensation, hearing, taste or excessive tearing. The right and left sides are equally affected but bilateral BP is rare (0.3%). Paralysis can be complete or incomplete at prese...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 3, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Nigeria: Kano Discovers New Polio Case - First in Three Years
[Premium Times] A fresh case of Circulating Polio Virus (CPV) has been discovered in a sewage located at Darmanawa Ward in Tarauni Local Government Area of Kano State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 1, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO Counts Down Africa Polio Clock Despite Fears of New Outbreak WHO Counts Down Africa Polio Clock Despite Fears of New Outbreak
Africa could be declared free of endemic"wild" polio early next year if a strain last seen in Nigeria almost three years ago does not resurface, the World Health Organization's Africa director said on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - May 30, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Polio: Statement of the Twenty-First IHR (International Health Regulations) Emergency Committee
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 5/29/2019. The 21st meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was held on May 14, 2019, to review the data on wild poliovirus (WPV1) and circulating vaccine derived polioviruses (cVDPV). This Web page summarizes the meeting's discussions, conclusions, risk categories, recommendations, and additional considerations. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

WHO counts down Africa polio clock despite fears of new outbreak
Africa could be declared free of endemic "wild" polio early next year if a strain last seen in Nigeria almost three years ago does not resurface, the World Health Organization's Africa director said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

WHO sees high risk as polio breaks out in Central African Republic
Two cases of polio have been reported in the Central African Republic, the World Health Organization said in a report on Tuesday, the latest setback for global efforts to eradicate the crippling disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Novartis ’ Spinal Drug Gets FDA Approval, $2 Million Price Tag
(CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration approved a treatment Friday for a genetic disease called spinal muscular atrophy that causes infants’ muscles to waste away, potentially killing them before age 2. And then came the price tag: $2.125 million for a one-time treatment. The gene therapy, called Zolgensma, will be marketed by AveXis, whose parent company is Novartis. “Today’s approval marks another milestone in the transformational power of gene and cell therapies to treat a wide range of diseases,” Dr. Ned Sharpless, the FDA’s acting commissioner, said in a statement Friday. &ldqu...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Novartis Source Type: news

To Calm Nervous Families, Pakistan Changes Polio Vaccination Tactics
Paralysis cases spiked after a vaccination drive was derailed by false rumors that dozens of children had collapsed and died. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Donald G. McNeil Jr. Tags: Poliomyelitis Vaccination and Immunization Pakistan Afghanistan Politics and Government Rotary Clubs International Paralysis Twitter Khan, Imran Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lagos Dismisses Allegation of Sabotage Against Polio Vaccination
[This Day] The Lagos State Government has clarified that no Non-governmental Organisation (NGO) was engaged in the recent vaccination against polio campaign in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

To Calm Nervous Families, Pakistan Changes Polio Vaccination Tactics
Paralysis cases spiked after a vaccination drive was derailed by false rumors that dozens of children had collapsed and died. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Donald G. McNeil Jr. Tags: Poliomyelitis Vaccination and Immunization Pakistan Afghanistan Politics and Government Source Type: news

Wild poliovirus type 1 – Islamic Republic of Iran
On 9 May 2019, the Global Polio Laboratory Network (GPLN) notified WHO of the detection of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) from an environmental sewage sample collected on 20 April 2019 in Konarak district, Sistan-Baluchistan province, Islamic Republic of Iran. The virus was detected in an environmental sample only, and to date, no associated cases of paralysis have been detected. The subsequent scheduled sewage sample collected from the same site on 4 May 2019 (2 weeks after the positive sample) tested negative for poliovirus. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - May 24, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Impunity Remains: Attacks on Health Care in 23 Countries in Conflict
 Washington – There were at least 973 attacks on health workers, health facilities, health transports and patients in 23 countries in conflict in 2018, the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition reported today. At least 167 health workers died and at least 710 were injured. This marks an increase in the number of documented attacks compared to 2017, when the Coalition reported 701 such instances. The Coalition’s sixth annual report documents attacks on vaccination workers, paramedics, nurses, doctors, midwives, community volunteers, drivers and guards, in violation of international norms and i...
Source: Doctors of the World News - May 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Nigeria: World Bank Director for Health Praises Jonathan for Stopping Ebola, Polio
[Vanguard] World Bank's new global director for health, nutrition and population, Dr. Ali Muhammad Pate has commended former President Dr Goodluck Jonathan for his administration's landmark achievements in the health sector, stressing that future generations would honour the former President for his good works. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - May 22, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio - Ogun to Immunise 1.2 Million Children
[Daily Trust] The Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Dr Babatunde Ipaye, says about 1.2 million children under the age of five are expected to be immunise during the ongoing Outbreak Response (OBR) campaign. He spoke yesterday while monitoring the OBR campaign against the circulating vaccination derived polio virus in the southwest,t at Imoba Community in Ifo Local Government Area of the st. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Fights to End Polio, Contain Ebola Made Tougher By Violence - Researchers
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] New York -Documented attacks on health workers in conflict areas increased dramatically last year, endangering both children waiting for polio vaccines and efforts to contain the latest outbreak of Ebola, research showed on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - May 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

2018 a Year of Dangerous Attacks on Health Workers, Facilities
May 14, 2019 WashingtonThere were at least 973 attacks on health workers, health facilities, health transports, and patients in 23 countries in conflict in 2018, the  Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition reported today. At least 167 health workers died and at least 710 were injured. This marks an increase in the number of documented attacks compared to 2017, when the coalition reported 701 such instances.The coalition ’s sixth annual report documents attacks on vaccination workers, paramedics, nurses, doctors, midwives, community volunteers, drivers, and guards, in violation of international norms an...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Tags: Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition Policy & Advocacy Source Type: news

Washington State Limits Exemptions for Children Not Being Vaccinated
(VANCOUVER, Wash.) — Parents in Washington state will no longer be able to claim a personal or philosophical exemption for their children from receiving the combined measles, mumps and rubella vaccine before attending a day care center or school under a measure signed Friday by Gov. Jay Inslee. The state saw more than 70 cases of measles this year, and Inslee signed the bill at Vancouver City Hall, in the county where most of those cases were centered. The new law takes effect at the end of July. Inslee said that while the bill was an important step in public health, he warned it doesn’t do “everything ne...
Source: TIME: Health - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GILLIAN FLACCUS and RACHEL LA CORTE / AP Tags: Uncategorized measles onetime washington Source Type: news

A Smackdown in the Kennedy Clan Summons Up the History of Presidents and Vaccines
Family quarrels are usually private things—unless of course, the family is famous. A public spat among boldface names broke out on May 8, when three members of the Kennedy clan published a piece on Politico declaring that Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.—son of Bobby Kennedy—has been “tragically wrong” in his years-long crusade against vaccines, a crusade that seems especially irresponsible now as the country suffers through its worst measles outbreak since 1994. Kennedy has become a hero of the anti-vax crowd with his persistent claims that vaccines contain deadly ingredients, particularly a mercury-ba...
Source: TIME: Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized History onetime Source Type: news

A Smackdown in the Kennedy Clan Summons Up the History of Presidents and Vaccines
Family quarrels are usually private things—unless of course, the family is famous. A public spat among boldface names broke out on May 8, when three members of the Kennedy clan published a piece on Politico declaring that Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.—son of Bobby Kennedy—has been “tragically wrong” in his years-long crusade against vaccines, a crusade that seems especially irresponsible now as the country suffers through its worst measles outbreak since 1994. Kennedy has become a hero of the anti-vax crowd with his persistent claims that vaccines contain deadly ingredients, particularly a mercury-ba...
Source: TIME: Science - May 9, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized History onetime Source Type: news

Liberia: MOH, Unicef, Others Hold Stakeholders Advocacy Meeting
[Observer] Ahead of a 3-day Polio immunization exercise in the country, the Ministry of Health (MOH), World Health Organization (WHO), with support from the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has begun holding advocacy meetings with stakeholders. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - May 3, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Monstrous rumors stoke hostility to Pakistan's anti-polio drive
His bearded face was half-covered by a shawl, but Hameedullah Khan's fear and ignorance was on full display as he delivered a chilling message for anyone who tries to vaccinate his children against polio. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mozambique: Father Vaccinates Community After Daughter Paralyzed By Polio in Mozambique
[WHO] After his six year-old daughter Jemita was diagnosed with polio in December 2018, Firmino Arlindo became an advocate for the polio vaccine, going door to door to talk to families about the importance of protecting their children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 2, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Opting In - The Value of Vaccines
[IPS] United Nations -Since the introduction of vaccines, diseases such as measles and polio were quickly becoming a thing of the past. However, the world's progress on immunisation is now being threatened. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 2, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Opting In: The Value of Vaccines
A young boy in Pakistan receives an oral polio vaccine (OPV). Over the last 30 years huge progress has been made against polio and it is now only endemic in 2 countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan, with only 33 cases confirmed cases last year. Credit: Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, May 1 2019 (IPS) Since the introduction of vaccines, diseases such as measles and polio were quickly becoming a thing of the past. However, the world’s progress on immunisation is now being threatened. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), 85 percent of the world’s children received basic va...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse North America Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations diptheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) human papillomavirus (HPV) Measles Vaccines World Health Organ Source Type: news

Surveillance Report: Poliomyelitis; Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 5/2019. This three-page report on polio is based on data for 2017 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on March 25, 2019. The World Health Organization (WHO) European Region was declared polio-free in 2002. Neither wild-type nor vaccine-type viruses were notified in the WHO European Region in 2017, but the risk of importation and subsequent transmission remains high in certain countries. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pakistan ’ s War on Polio Falters Amid Attacks on Health Workers and Mistrust
Pakistani officials had hoped that 2019 would be the year they declared victory against the disease. But attacks and mistrust of vaccinations make that goal unlikely. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SALMAN MASOOD Tags: Poliomyelitis Vaccination and Immunization Islamabad (Pakistan) Buner District (Pakistan) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province (Pakistan) Source Type: news

Pakistan anti-vaccination movement leads to string of deadly attacks
A string of deadly attacks in Pakistan targeting healthcare workers has sparked fears that the spread of misinformation is fueling a resurgence of violence against those attempting to rid the country of polio. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sudan: Anti-Measles Campaign in East Darfur Launched
[SNA] Al-Daein -The Extended Immunization Department at Ministry of Health and Social Development in East Darfur State launched at Al-Neem Health Center (B) Thursday a joint campaign for eradication of measles, VAD and polio. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Poised to Be Declared Polio-Free in Six Months - Agency
[Premium Times] The Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib, says Nigeria will be declared polio-free in the next six months. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Polio vaccination push turns deadly in Pakistan as Osama bin Laden's legacy sparks fresh violence
A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: polio vaccination teams attacked, clinic torched in Pakistan; with more provinces leaning Conservative, federal politicians face interesting times; Japan and France have lessons for Canadian workplaces. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/The National Source Type: news

Scientists pinpoint virus which could be the cause of deadly polio-like illness
University of Minnesota experts say enterovirus-D68 could cause acute flaccid myelitis, which struck at least 28 people in the UK last year, like three-year-old Chloe Stevenson (pictured). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Buhari Lauds Bill Gate for for Supporting Eradication of Polio, HIV
[Vanguard] President Muhammadu Buhari, has phoned Bill Gates to commend him for his consistent and generous support to public causes around the globe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Country May Be Certified Polio-Free in December
[Guardian] Nigeria may be certified polio-free this December when it would have accomplished interruption of Wild Polio Virus (WPV) transmission for over three years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - April 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

City to counter anti-vaccine information after hearing from this survivor
Toronto's board of health will develop a strategy to counter false information about the safety of vaccines, officials decided on Monday after hearing from a woman who contracted polio at a young age. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Africa: The Mobile Phone App That Discovers Disease and Saves Lives
[WHO] What if a mobile phone could prevent a health epidemic? It may sound like science fiction, but the World Health Organization's (WHO) Polio Geographic Information System (GIS) Technology is doing just that in 43 countries in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

NIH Official: Polio-Like Illness on the Rise
More than 550 Americans have been diagnosed with the mysterious, paralyzing illness called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) this decade. More than 90 percent were children, most around 4, 5 or 6 years old. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Childhood vaccines: Tough questions, straight answers
Do vaccines cause autism? Is it OK to skip certain vaccines? Get the facts on these and other common questions. Childhood vaccines protect children from a variety of serious or potentially fatal diseases, including diphtheria, measles, mumps, rubella, polio, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis) and others. If these diseases seem uncommon -- or even unheard of [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 3, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Top health official issues new warning on rare polio-like disease
"Don't assume that it's going to stay at a couple of hundred cases every other year," said Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Mysterious, Paralyzing Illness in Kids Is Worrying U.S. Health Officials: New Report
(NEW YORK) — One morning last fall, 4-year-old Joey Wilcox woke up with the left side of his face drooping. It was the first sign of an unfolding nightmare. Three days later, Joey was in a hospital intensive care unit, unable to move his arms or legs or sit up. Spinal taps and other tests failed to find a cause. Doctors worried he was about to lose the ability to breathe. “It’s devastating,” said his father, Jeremy Wilcox, of Herndon, Virginia. “Your healthy child can catch a cold — and then become paralyzed.” Joey, who survived but still suffers some of the effects, was one of 228...
Source: TIME: Health - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIKE STOBBE / AP Tags: Uncategorized illness medical onetime Source Type: news