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Diseases and Illnesses

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  • Tuberculosis persists in Central Florida

    Tuberculosis persists in Central Florida
    It’s been 133 years since Robert Koch discovered the germ that causes tuberculosis, but despite effective treatments, the disease continues to affect people globally, nationally, and here in Central Florida. There was a slight uptick in the number...
  • Ugandan official: Typhoid sickens hundreds in capital

    An outbreak of typhoid fever has infected hundreds of people in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, and looks likely to spread as the rainy season gets under way, a senior health official said on Wednesday. At least 4,000 suspected cases of typhoid fever...
  • Virginia Beach Animal Care reporting multiple cases of Parvo virus in dogs, urges vaccinations

    Virginia Beach Animal Care reporting multiple cases of Parvo virus in dogs, urges vaccinations
    The Virginia Beach Animal Care & Adoption Center, an open-admission municipal shelter impounding approximately 7,000 animals a year, released the following information on Wednesday. The Center "has recently received dogs from the Virginia Beach...
  • Kansas wild bird populations weathering avian influenza

    Wild bird populations in Kansas appear to be unaffected by an outbreak of avian influenza, although one wild goose suspected of having the disease has been tested for it, the state's wildlife disease official said Wednesday. Those test results from a...
  • Science, patients driving rare disease drug research surge

    The global pharmaceutical industry is pouring billions of dollars into developing treatments for rare diseases, which once drew little interest from major drugmakers but now point the way toward a new era of innovative therapies and big profits. The...
  • New pox discovered in Eastern Europe, but not deadly

    Health officials have discovered a new germ in Eastern Europe that is related to the dreaded smallpox and monkeypox viruses but so far seems far less threatening. The germ caused two cattle herders to suffer fever, swollen lymph nodes, and painful...
  • Treatment underway of 'superbug' case reported at USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital

    Treatment underway of 'superbug' case reported at USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital
    While treatment of the single case of the "superbug" reported last week at USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital continues, county health department officials said one case is not cause for alarm.    On March 17, USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital Interim CEO Paul Craig...
  • Study: Ebola takes worst toll on babies, other young kids

    Ebola has taken its greatest toll on babies. About 90 percent of children under age 1 who caught the virus in West Africa died from it, the first large study of the epidemic's impact on children suggests. Those a little older — ages 1 to 4 —...
  • Dear Pharmacist: Certain drugs may deplete the nutrients you need to be happy

    Dear Pharmacist: Certain drugs may deplete the nutrients you need to be happy
    What makes one person depressed and another happy? Certain conditions are commonly associated with depression such as hypothyroidism, Crohn's disease or colitis, migraines, diabetes, chronic infections and cancer. Lifestyle factors such as drinking...
  • Listeria traced to 2nd Blue Bell ice cream production plant

    A foodborne illness that contributed to the deaths of three people has been traced to a second production facility operated by Blue Bell Ice Cream, a company spokesman and health officials said Tuesday. A 3-ounce cup of ice cream contaminated with...
  • 3 organic food companies recall products over listeria fears

    Three organic food companies that use spinach in their food have recalled hundreds of thousands of items over listeria concerns. Organic food company Amy's Kitchen has voluntarily recalled about 74,000 cases of frozen and prepackaged products...