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  • Florida prepares for arrival of lethal bird flu

    Florida prepares for arrival of lethal bird flu
    The bird migration route that stretches from Canada to the Caribbean brings millions of feathered visitors to Florida in the fall. But this season, agriculture and wildlife officials fear the famous Atlantic Flyway will bring something else: Bird flu....
  • The Kid's Doctor: Dog flu no threat to humans

    Seem like a funny time of year for me to be writing about flu? Well, now the problem is dog flu, which has been spreading rapidly across the country. Dog flu is caused by an influenza virus and is a contagious respiratory disease in dogs. Fortunately,...
  • It's Parasite Season: Fleas And Ticks

    Parasites are a very popular topic this time of year! Today, veterinary parasitologist Dr. Michael Dryden, of the Department of Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology at Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, answers your questions....
  • California doctor groups praise Assembly's vote on vaccine measure

    California doctor groups praise Assembly's vote on vaccine measure
    California physician groups praised the Assembly’s passage of one of the toughest mandatory vaccination laws in the nation, and urged Gov. Jerry Brown to sign it if the bill reaches his desk. “To make a decision not to vaccinate is...
  • Vaccine recommended for older adults even if they've had shingles

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm a healthy 78-year-old man and have never had shingles or the shingles vaccine. I did have chickenpox when I was a child. Is the shingles vaccine something you'd recommend for someone like me? What are the side effects? ANSWER:...
  • Riverside City College student diagnosed with tuberculosis

    Riverside City College student diagnosed with tuberculosis
    Riverside County health officials are warning the public to be on alert after a college student was diagnosed this week with tuberculosis. The Riverside City College student, whose name was not released, is undergoing treatment and is expected to...
  • California Assembly approves one of the toughest mandatory vaccination laws in the nation

    California Assembly approves one of the toughest mandatory vaccination laws in the nation
    California lawmakers on Thursday approved one of the toughest mandatory vaccination requirements in the nation, moving to end exemptions from state immunization laws based on religious or other personal beliefs. The measure, among the most...
  • Pocket squares offer a future for children with HIV

     Pocket squares offer a future for children with HIV
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Her name was Faith. She arrived at the hospital sick and malnourished. At 4 years old, the little girl in Kenya weighed 4 kilos, or roughly 9 pounds, the size of a newborn baby. She was the first patient Dr. Rachel Vreeman...
  • It's mosquito season: Officials on alert for chikungunya, dengue

    It's mosquito season: Officials on alert for chikungunya, dengue
    Now that the temperatures are rising, Central Floridians can count on nearly daily deluges of rain. But there's another thing the wet summer months bring: mosquitoes. This year, local officials are particularly worried about chikungunya and dengue,...
  • Mosquitoes could be feasting on folks at Ribfest

    Mosquitoes could be feasting on folks at Ribfest
    The glut of rain over the past week is expected to send mosquito populations skyrocketing in time for the Fourth of July celebrations and Ribfest in Naperville. DuPage County Health Department spokesman David Hass said recent storms are producing a...
  • Cover up! Summer is here, and so are mosquitoes

    Cover up! Summer is here, and so are mosquitoes
    They buzz past your ear while you sleep. They swoop past the TV screen while the family is watching in the evening. They may circle your ankles outside the front door. They are Aedes mosquitoes, a little black variety of biters with white spots that...