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  • Flu is widespread in Illinois, with a school closing for 2 days

    Flu is widespread in Illinois, with a school closing for 2 days
    Teresa Maher puts getting a flu shot on her to-do list every autumn. So after procrastinating until Monday evening after work, Maher was among at least a dozen people who checked in throughout the day at the Walgreens pharmacy at State and Randolph...
  • Nearly half of Americans think flu shot can make you sick

    Nearly half of Americans think flu shot can make you sick
    More than 40 percent of a sample of U.S. adults believe the myth that flu vaccines can give you the flu, and even correcting that misconception might not convince them to get the vaccine, a new survey suggests. "It is absolutely biologically impossible...
  • Ebola battle far from over, survivor says

    FORT WORTH, Texas The nation's attention has shifted away from the lethal Ebola virus because there are no active cases in the U.S., survivor Dr. Kent Brantly said Tuesday, but he urged the American public to remember the fight still rages in West Africa....
  • With Ian Crozier's reveal, here are the 10 Ebola patients treated in U.S.

    Since the current Ebola outbreak began a year ago in West Africa — where the World Health Organization estimates the virus has claimed more than 6,000 lives — 10 patients have been treated in the United States. Of those 10, eight have...
  • Lackey Free Clinic in Yorktown hires first staff dentist

    Lackey Free Clinic in Yorktown hires first staff dentist
    In the few weeks since the Lackey Free Clinic in Yorktown hired its first staff dentist, the wait list for care has decreased significantly. Similarly, the opportunity to move from strictly crisis care to providing regular oral health checkups and...
  • Study: No increase in risky sexual activity with HPV vaccine

    Study: No increase in risky sexual activity with HPV vaccine
    Vaccinating young girls against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) does't lead to an increase in risky sexual activity, a new study shows. Teen girls in the study who were vaccinated against HPV were no more likely to become pregnant or...
  • Rabies alert issued for areas of Seminole County

    Rabies alert issued for areas of Seminole County
    State health officials today issued a rabies alert for the Longwood and Winter Springs areas after two wild raccoons tested positive for the disease. Officials are urging anyone who may have been bitten or scratched by a raccoon near that area to contact...
  • Alert lifted for mosquito-borne virus chikungunya

    Alert lifted for mosquito-borne virus chikungunya
    The Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County Monday lifted the alert for the mosquito-borne disease chikungunya fever. The alert has been in effect since July. The decision to lift the alert was based on two main factors: The last set of...
  • How The State Could Help

    How The State Could Help
    Protein Sciences' mission is to save lives and improve health through innovative vaccines. We developed a flu vaccine that can be made quickly, unlike the typical vaccine, and we're working on an Ebola vaccine. We're unusual in this. Although vaccines...
  • Flu activity continues to increase in Central Florida

    Flu activity continues to increase in Central Florida
    As the flu season inches toward its peak, federal and state health officials continue to encourage people to get vaccinated. In Florida, the highest flu activity has been among children so far. There has also been an increase in the percentage of...
  • Ebola 'czar' urges Congress to authorize emergency funding

    Ebola 'czar' urges Congress to authorize emergency funding
    The Ebola outbreak can only be successfully contained if the U.S. takes the lead and provides funding to fight the deadly virus at home and in West Africa, the man tapped to coordinate the federal government's response to the disease said Friday....