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  • Nurse in Italy tests positive for Ebola; was in Sierra Leone

    Italy's health ministry says a nurse who came to Italy from Sierra Leone last week has tested positive for the Ebola virus. The ministry said a blood sample was sent to Rome for testing Tuesday from Sardinia, where the nurse had arrived on May 8. The...
  • Report details European superbug outbreak linked to faulty Olympus scopes

    Report details European superbug outbreak linked to faulty Olympus scopes
    More than a year before a medical scope infected patients with a superbug at UCLA and Cedars-Sinai medical centers, a similar outbreak in the Netherlands prompted Dutch regulators to ask the manufacturer to prove the device was safe. Olympus Corp....
  • Community news for Windham edition

    Brooklyn Historical Society Museum BROOKLYN – On Wednesday, May 20 and Sunday, May 24, from 1 to 5 p.m., the Brooklyn Historical Society Museum, 25 Canterbury Road, Rte. 169, will open for the season with the exhibit, "Brooklyn's Architectural...
  • Ornamental plant disease, 1st ID'd in Alabama, in Louisiana

    Scientists at the LSU AgCenter say a new plant disease that can kill an ornamental shrub called Chinese fringe flower or loropetalum has been found at a Louisiana nursery. Plant pathologist Raj Singh won't say if the nursery is in north or south...
  • NY expanding HIV-prevent effort to fund support services

    New York is expanding efforts to prevent the spread of the virus that causes AIDS by funding counseling, testing and other support for infected patients prescribed the effective drug. State health officials have taken several steps already to boost...
  • Stopping bird flu starts at dinner

    Several years ago, I had a friend named Apollo. He would struggle to his feet as soon as he saw me and carefully shuffle to my side. His little sounds of happiness filled the air as I scratched and petted him. He ignored virtually every other human, but...
  • 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...
  • UCF prof tests treatment for citrus greening

    UCF prof tests treatment for citrus greening
    University of Central Florida professor Swadeshmukul Santra was at a conference on citrus greening when an idea came to him that could save the state's ailing citrus industry. That light-bulb moment helped Santra, who works in UCF's NanoScience...
  • Pet owners line up to keep animals healthy at vaccine clinic in Lindenhurst

    Pet owners line up to keep animals healthy at vaccine clinic in Lindenhurst
    People were talking about the new strain of dog influenza from Asia at the Lake County Health Department's pet vaccination clinic at the Lindenhurst Municipal Center Saturday. The flu has hit Cook County particularly hard, but no one seemed too worried...
  • Walk benefits fight against lupus

    Walk benefits fight against lupus
    Kay Mimms believes her first symptoms of lupus appeared when she was 4 years old. It was more than 50 years later — and numerous doctors' visits, too — before the 69-year-old Matteson resident actually was diagnosed, she said. Lupus is an...
  • Florida confirms measles in 2 unvaccinated adults

    Florida confirms measles in 2 unvaccinated adults
    Florida's Department of Health has confirmed two cases of measles in two unvaccinated adults in Indian River County. Officials said Sunday that both patients live in the same household. One acquired measles internationally, and the second acquired the...