• New Mexico vaccination rates reach record high

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials say vaccination rates among toddlers reached an all-time high last year.

  • In this photo taken Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, nurse Donnell Tholley, 25, holds his adopted son Donnell Junior at their apartment in Freetown, Sierra Leone, as the baby’s great-grandmother Marie looks on. Tholley adopted the boy following the death of the mother Fatu Turay last year from the Ebola virus at the hospital on the outskirts of Freetown, Sierra Leone. The Ebola epidemic killed nearly 4,000 Sierra Leoneans and left thousands of orphans. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

    Young nurse asked to adopt newborn after mom dies of Ebola

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The 19-year-old mother clutched her newborn son as she arrived at the Ebola holding center. The child’s father was gone, and she had no family to help her. She knew she was dying.

  • This undated file image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a large grouping of Legionella pneumophila bacteria (Legionnaires' disease). Legionnaires' disease has been reported in a handful of states in the summer of 2015, leading to multiple deaths and more than 100 illnesses. The unrelated cases are part of a typical pattern seen with a disease that tends to appear in warm weather and is mostly dangerous for people who are already sick or weakened. (Janice Haney Carr/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP, File)

    Legionnaires’ outbreaks not unusual in summer & early fall

    CHICAGO (AP) — Legionnaires’ disease has been reported in a handful of states this summer, leading to 19 deaths and more than 100 illnesses. The unrelated cases are part of a typical pattern seen with a disease that tends to appear in warm weather and is mostly dangerous for people who already are sick or weakened.