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Diseases and Illnesses

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  • Anne Arundel County health briefs

    Summer food safety The Department of Health reminds residents to be aware of foodborne illness this summer. In 2014 in Anne Arundel county there were 76 confirmed or probable cases of salmonellosis. For a list of tips, go to aahealth.org and select...
  • Preventing heartworm is the best 'remedy'

    Only about a third of all dogs, and likely less than 10 percent of cats, leave a veterinary practice with a heartworm preventive. No one knows how many ferrets are protected, but it's likely that number is very small. Dr. Stephen Jones, president of the...
  • What you need to know about when and when not to get cancer screening

     What you need to know about when and when not to get cancer screening
    An online medical magazine recently invited physicians to test their knowledge of cancer screening tests. The respondents undoubtedly were grateful for their anonymity, because the vast majority flunked. In the first question, a 72-year-old man comes to...
  • First U.S. measles death reported since 2003 in Washington state

    Measles killed a Washington woman in the spring — the first such death in the U.S. in 12 years and the first in the state in 25, health officials said Thursday. The case wasn't related to a recent measles outbreak that started at Disneyland and...
  • Thailand's only known MERS patient is virus-free

    A 75-year-old Omani man who became Thailand's only known case of the often-deadly MERS virus was declared free of the illness by the Health Ministry on Friday. The ministry said that five laboratory tests showed negative results for the disease,...
  • Measles death in Washington state is first in U.S. in 12 years

    Measles death in Washington state is first in U.S. in 12 years
    Measles led to the death of a Washington state woman this spring, marking the first time in 12 years someone in the United States has been killed as a result of the disease, public health officials said. The Clallam County woman died in April of...
  • California Gov. Jerry Brown signs new vaccination law, one of nation's toughest

    California Gov. Jerry Brown signs new vaccination law, one of nation's toughest
    Adopting one of the most far-reaching vaccination laws in the nation, California on Tuesday barred religious and other personal-belief exemptions for schoolchildren, a move that could affect tens of thousands of students and sets up a potential court...
  • Chicago officials offer free meningitis vaccines

    Chicago officials offer free meningitis vaccines
    Chicago Department of Public Health leaders continue to push meningitis prevention for gay and bisexual men, launching an online app for vaccination locations and planning more free vaccines at Black Pride events during the holiday weekend. The app at ...
  • What Might Cause Deformed Echinacea Flowers?

     
    Coneflowers (Echinacea) are fairly trouble-free perennials that add a lot to pollinator or perennial gardens. However, these plants can be affected by several diseases and pests. If you notice oddly deformed flowers on one or more plants, these can be.......
  • Liberia quarantines an area where new Ebola case appeared

    Liberian authorities on Tuesday quarantined two households after the corpse of a 17-year-old boy was found with Ebola, sparking fears the West African country could face another outbreak of the disease nearly two months after being declared Ebola-free....
  • Liberia quarantines an area where new Ebola case appeared

    Liberia quarantines an area where new Ebola case appeared
    Liberian authorities on Tuesday quarantined two households after the corpse of a 17-year-old boy was found with Ebola, sparking fears this West African country could face another outbreak of the disease nearly two months after being declared Ebola-free....