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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • West Nile monitoring begins in Lake County

    West Nile monitoring begins in Lake County
    Mike Adam, senior biologist for Lake County Health Department, knows better than most how common West Nile virus can be. "Some of us have probably been bitten by a mosquito with West Nile disease, but your immune system took care of it," he said,...
  • Colorado teen dies from rare case of plague

    Colorado teen dies from rare case of plague
    A 16-year-old boy in Colorado who appeared to have the common flu has died  from a rare case of the plague, officials said. Taylor Gaes’ illness didn’t present with the telltale sign of the infection – swollen lymph nodes – which...
  • Lupus researchers try to corner a puzzling prey

    Lupus researchers try to corner a puzzling prey
    The problem facing lupus researchers is that their enemy poses an array of symptoms with no one certain cause, but, with a correct diagnosis, strides are being made against the debilitating conditions that arise. In general, lupus is a serious...
  • Family racing against time to find cure for Batten disease

    Family racing against time to find cure for Batten disease
    A California couple's efforts to raise money to find a cure for their two young daughters is building awareness around the Chicago area and the world regarding the rare and fatal disorder known as Batten disease. Charlotte, 4, and Gwenyth Gray, 2, the...