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  • For concussion sufferers, a brain scan may warn it's time to call it quits

    For concussion sufferers, a brain scan may warn it's time to call it quits
    To date, no living person has gotten a definitive diagnosis of chronic traumatic encephalopathy - the constellation of cognitive and psychiatric symptoms that appears to result from repeated blows to the head. The definition of the disease itself...
  • Minnesota reports 2 more bird flu cases

    Keeping wild waterfowl from spreading bird flu to Minnesota turkey farms won't be easy, the state veterinarian said as officials announced the sixth and seventh cases of the disease in the country's top turkey-producing state. Officials say it's too...
  • Q&A: Canine influenza

     Q&A: Canine influenza
    With the jump in reported cases of canine influenza, the American Veterinary Medical Association is trying to answer dog owners' questions about the virus: Q: What is canine influenza? A: Canine influenza, or dog flu, is a highly contagious...
  • 'Emerging' Tick-Borne Virus Found In Connecticut

    'Emerging' Tick-Borne Virus Found In Connecticut
    A tick-borne virus that is untreatable, contractible in as little as 15 minutes and potentially fatal was recently found in Connecticut. But medical experts say there is no reason for the public to worry yet. The Powassan virus is a strain related to...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Study: Brain scans may identify concussion-related disease

    A brain-scanning technique might one day help identify people with a disease linked to concussions in football and other sports, an illness now diagnosed only after death, a small study suggests. Scans of 14 retired football players at risk for the...
  • 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...
  • More than 200 passengers on two cruise ships stricken with possible norovirus

    More than 200 passengers on two cruise ships stricken with possible norovirus
    More than 200 passengers and crew aboard two cruise ships that departed Port Everglades were stricken with norovirus-like symptoms, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On Royal Caribbean International's Legend of the Seas...
  • Vermont Health Department says 3 more test positive for TB

    Three more students have tested positive for tuberculosis at the Charlotte Center School, but none of the students and adults who have tested positive for exposure to the disease since January have developed active cases of the disease and there is no...
  • Animal hospital on canine flu: 'Never seen this kind of outbreak'

    Animal hospital on canine flu: 'Never seen this kind of outbreak'
    VCA Aurora Animal Hospital has a sign at its main entrance alerting dog owners of a canine influenza outbreak that has veterinarians taking precautions to prevent the spread of the highly contagious disease. "We have a Step-Down Ward to keep dogs...