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  • First Virginia cases of enterovirus confirmed

    First Virginia cases of enterovirus confirmed
    The first confirmed cases of enterovirus D68 were confirmed in Virginia on Wednesday. The state Department of Health announced that lab tests from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control confirmed the presence of the virus in seven children from 10 samples...
  • Respiratory virus EV-D68 cases found in 4 Southern California children

    Respiratory virus EV-D68 cases found in 4 Southern California children
    A virus that has sickened children across the country — in some cases causing severe breathing woes — is also circulating in California, state and local health officials confirmed Thursday. Four children from San Diego and Ventura counties...
  • Flu vaccine will cover more strains

    Flu vaccine will cover more strains
    Doctors are hoping a more comprehensive flu vaccine formula being given this year will undercut flu season before it starts this fall. The shots guard against four strains of the flu, one more than the traditional three-strain, or trivalent, flu shots...
  • White Township cat had rabies, Warren County health department warns

    The Warren County Health Department is reporting that a free-roaming cat has tested positive for the rabies virus. The cat is described as an all-gray, domestic shorthaired adult male that frequented the area of the 600 block of Brass Castle Road in...
  • Fracking workers exposed to dangerous amounts of benzene, study says

    Fracking workers exposed to dangerous amounts of benzene, study says
    Some workers at oil and gas sites where fracking occurs are routinely exposed to high levels of benzene, a colorless gas that can cause cancer, according to a study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The agency, which is...
  • Health, safety concerns affect study abroad programs

    Health, safety concerns affect study abroad programs
    By Megan Crepeau¬† |¬† RedEye Kate Rooney nearly didn’t make it to Israel this month. The 23-year-old was slated to fly there as part of a partnership between Northwestern, where she is a graduate student studying journalism, and the Jerusalem...
  • Raccoon killed by dog in Suffolk tests positive for rabies

    A raccoon that was killed by a dog in Suffolk tested positive for rabies, local health department officials said Friday. The incident happened in the Driver area of the city, according to a news release. Health department officials will observe the dog,...
  • Judge orders additional competency evaluations for man accused in stabbing

    Judge orders additional competency evaluations for man accused in stabbing
    Baltimore County prosecutors will attempt Friday to resume the murder trial of Jeffrey Shiflett, whose courtroom outbursts caused a judge to call for additional psychiatric evaluations. The Annapolis man is accused of stabbing his former girlfriend to...
  • With blood pressure, both numbers are important to overall health

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have a high systolic (top number) blood pressure, but my diastolic (bottom number) is normal. What does this mean? Is it considered high blood pressure? Do I need any treatment? ANSWER: When measuring blood pressure, both numbers...
  • A looming problem: How to ration Ebola vaccines and medicines

    For doctors and public health officials trying to contain the Ebola epidemic, the dearth of drugs and vaccines is only part of the problem. Once these medicines become available, there certainly won't be enough of them to go around. So experts are...
  • Couple Frustrated With Silence Over Loved One's Death At Southbury Training School

    Beverly and John Matakaetis, who have fought for reforms at the Southbury Training School for two years after Beverly's brother died of a fungal infection while under Soutbury's care, said Wednesday that they may have reached the end of the advocacy road....