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  • Dog flu outbreak in the Midwest could spread

    Dog flu outbreak in the Midwest could spread
    A dog flu epidemic has sickened over 1,000 dogs and has been responsible for the death of at least five dogs in the Chicago area since mid-March, according to Dr. Donna Alexander, administrator for the Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control....
  • Jennie-O turkey farm in Minnesota hit by deadly bird flu

    A ninth Minnesota turkey farm has been hit by a form of bird flu that's deadly to poultry, this time in a large Jennie-O-Turkey Store operation that has 310,000 turkeys, federal authorities and company officials said Wednesday. The U.S. Department of...
  • Baltimore's Profectus marks key step in race for Ebola vaccine

    Baltimore's Profectus marks key step in race for Ebola vaccine
    An Ebola vaccine being developed by Baltimore company Profectus BioSciences is effective against the strain of the virus that has ravaged West Africa, research to be published Thursday suggests — a milestone the company says is a first in the race...
  • California drought leads to increase in West Nile virus cases

    California drought leads to increase in West Nile virus cases
    The California drought could be responsible for another frightening trend: increased West Nile virus activity. California public health officials said there were 801 cases of reported West Nile virus last year. The drought may be to blame, due to...
  • When the vaccination wars hit home

    When the vaccination wars hit home
    His wife opposed childhood vaccination, and, at first, he followed her lead. She'd done a lot of research, he reasoned; she was the vaccine expert in the relationship. But as he learned more about the science supporting vaccination, he began...
  • Hansen: Laguna Beach still missing its star attraction

     Hansen: Laguna Beach still missing its star attraction
    The most iconic star in Laguna Beach is not a reality show celebrity. It's Pisaster ochraceus, the purple sea star. Unfortunately, the species is still largely wiped out along the West Coast because of a mysterious virus. In Southern California waters...
  • Disneyland measles outbreak declared over

    Disneyland measles outbreak declared over
    California health officials have declared an end to the largeĀ measlesĀ outbreak that originated at Disneyland in December. They said Friday that no new infections have surfaced. The outbreak, which sickened 131 people in California, spread beyond the...
  • Talking turkey: How bird flu outbreaks are playing out

    A deadly strain of bird flu has reached the Midwest, killing or requiring hundreds of thousands of turkeys to be euthanized. Some questions and answers about the outbreak: WHAT KIND OF FLU IS THIS, EXACTLY? H5N2 is a highly contagious virus that kills...
  • Dog flu outbreak: What you need to know

    Dog flu outbreak: What you need to know
    CHICAGO — Many urbanites use doggie day cares while they work long hours. Paying others to exercise their pets, owners can forgo long walks and enjoy guilt-free pooch snuggling in the evenings. While usually a healthy experience for the dogs, the...
  • Vaccine good tool as dog flu epidemic grows

    Q: I live in Chicago, where there's an epidemic of dog flu. My dog is very social, so I was thinking about the vaccine. Now, I've heard that the virus has mutated and the vaccine is no longer effective. Any advice? Q: Our dogs play with other dogs all...
  • Parkinson's caregivers need to take care of selves too

    In my last article, I discussed the signs, symptoms and consequences of Parkinson's disease. Much like many other degenerative neurologic processes, Parkinson's presents many challenges to the person affected and to the caregivers as well. The focus...