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  • Dog day care businesses hit by canine flu

     Dog day care businesses hit by canine flu
    Some Chicago dog day care businesses are temporarily closing their doors to prevent spread of a highly contagious influenza virus that has infected more than 1,000 dogs in the Chicago area. Others are only accepting dogs with up-to-date flu vaccines....
  • UNICEF Hope Gala puts children first

    UNICEF Hope Gala puts children first
    The 8th annual UNICEF Hope Gala, hosted by the organization's Midwest Regional Office of the U.S. Fund, was held at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago on April 17. More than 400 guests came out to support this humanitarian agency dedicated to putting children...
  • So far, dog flu epidemic is confined to the Chicago area

    There are reasonable concerns that the canine influenza (dog flu) epidemic in the Chicago area could be a springboard, triggering outbreaks across America. "Dogs travel, and dogs have zero immunity to the virus," notes Chicago veterinarian Dr. Derrick...
  • Century student diagnosed with whooping cough

    Century student diagnosed with whooping cough
    Carroll County Health officials said Wednesday a single confirmed case of pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough, identified in a Century High School student this week is not a sign of an outbreak. Troy Barnes, principal at the Eldersburg...
  • Q&A: What's listeria and how is it traced to ice cream?

    New technologies account for one way that the government is tracking a life-threatening outbreak of listeria linked to Blue Bell ice cream products. Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries recalled all its products this week after listeria was found in a...
  • NFL concussion settlement receives federal judge's final OK

    NFL concussion settlement receives federal judge's final OK
    The long-running litigation between the NFL and its retired players concluded Wednesday with a federal judge's final approval of a settlement that the league said would provide “prompt and substantial benefits” to many of those suffering...
  • Judge OKs 65-year deal over NFL concussions; could cost $1B

    A federal judge has approved a settlement agreement that is expected to cost the NFL $1 billion over 65 years to resolve thousands of concussion lawsuits. NFL actuaries project about 6,000 of the league's nearly 20,000 retired players could someday...
  • CDC eyeing bird flu vaccine for humans, though risk is low

    Federal officials said Wednesday they're taking steps to create a human vaccine for the bird flu virus that's slammed the Midwest poultry industry, though they still consider the danger to be low and the food supply not at risk. Dr. Alicia Fry, an...
  • Worried sick over canine flu? Tips to help protect your pup

    Worried sick over canine flu? Tips to help protect your pup
    LOS ANGELES — An outbreak of canine flu has sickened more than 1,000 dogs in the Midwest, killing a handful and stirring concern among animal lovers nationwide that the highly contagious virus will sideline their pets. Experts blame the epidemic...
  • Bird flu spreads to Iowa turkey flock; 6th Midwest state

    A bird-flu strain that has already led to the deaths of nearly 2 million turkeys nationwide spread to an Iowa turkey farm, authorities said on Tuesday, bringing to six the number of states hit with the outbreak that was also confirmed at eight more...
  • New Mexico duck tests positive for bird flu

    A duck at the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in southern New Mexico, one of the nation's premier birding spots, has tested positive for a highly virulent strain of bird flu, state officials said Tuesday. The case is the latest in a growing...