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Diseases and Illnesses

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  • P.A.W.S. to reopen for dog adoptions

    P.A.W.S. to reopen for dog adoptions
    P.A.W.S. of Tinley Park is set to reopen Saturday after a canine flu outbreak swept through the animal shelter and others in the Southland. The South Suburban Humane Society in Chicago Heights and the Animal Welfare League of Chicago Ridge already...
  • Search is on after man dies of rare Lassa fever

    New Jersey officials are trying to track down health care workers and others who had contact with a man who died of an infectious disease that is rarely seen in the United States. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that a man...
  • 2 horses in Illinois diagnosed with equine herpes virus

    Horses shows have been called off in Illinois to stop the spread of infection after agriculture officials said two horses from a northeastern Illinois stable tested positive earlier this month for the equine herpes virus. Other horses at the same...
  • Man diagnosed with Lassa fever dies in US after Liberia trip

    A New Jersey man died Monday evening after been diagnosed with Lassa fever — a frightening infectious disease from West Africa that is rarely seen in the United States, a federal health official said. The man recently returned from Liberia,...
  • Ohio bill would allow patients to get STD meds for partners

    A bill in Ohio seeks to expand access to treatment for certain sexually transmitted diseases by allowing doctors to prescribe medication to their patients' partners without examining them. Licensed health professionals in Ohio must first see patients...
  • Doctors learn lessons from deadly North Carolina flu season

    Doctors in North Carolina learned an important lesson after last year's flu vaccine wasn't as effective as usual — in times like that, secondary treatments like antiviral medications are even more important. State officials said 219 people died...
  • Pig owners should take precautions against PEDv

    The Maryland Department of Agriculture has confirmed a new case of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) in Central Maryland and is alerting swine producers across the state to take proper precautions to protect their herds. PEDv infects only pigs, poses...
  • Mexico officials: Bacterial infections sickened children

    Mexican health authorities say bacterial infections, and not contaminated vaccines, were responsible for the deaths of two infants and the sickening of 31 other babies earlier this month in the southern state of Chiapas. The Mexican Institute for...
  • Dear Pharmacist: If you think Lyme disease is bad, meet Babesia

    Dear Pharmacist: If you think Lyme disease is bad, meet Babesia
    Would you tell a friend or colleague you think she may have an infection that's almost impossible to cure? I encountered this situation while driving to a conference in Orlando with a colleague who has been suffering strange and uncomfortable symptoms...
  • Marijuana pills fail to ease dementia symptoms

    Marijuana pills fail to ease dementia symptoms
    Pills containing an extract of marijuana do not significantly ease some of dementia's most difficult symptoms, including agitation, aggression and nighttime wandering, says the largest-ever study testing the safety and effectiveness of...
  • 53 people in 9 states sickened after eating raw tuna

    53 people in 9 states sickened after eating raw tuna
    A salmonella outbreak likely linked to raw tuna has sickened 53 people in nine states, health officials said Thursday. Most of the cases — 31 — are in California, officials at the California Department of Public Health said. The other...