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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The real scoop on dog poop

    We've all stepped in it and seen it on our lawns, in parks and in public places. Dog feces is more than just a smelly nuisance; it is actually a health and environmental hazard. As a health hazard to humans and pets, dog feces contains harmful...
  • Study: MERS infections more widespread, less deadly than thought

    BONN, Germany The viral respiratory disease MERS, first identified in 2012 in Saudi Arabia, is apparently more widespread but less deadly than originally thought, according to a German study. While the mortality rate for MERS an acronym for Middle East...
  • Eldersburg Elementary to hold fundraiser to fight brain cancer

    When Cathy Chiaramonte, a fourth-grade teacher at Eldersburg Elementary School, had a headache for three weeks in January, she though it was just a sinus problem. Chiaramonte, 54, was diagnosed in February with glioblastoma multiforme after an episode...
  • What to know about recent food recalls and bacteria listeria

    Large food recalls have forced consumers to throw away hummus and ice cream that may be contaminated with the same potentially deadly bacteria — listeria. Tainted Blue Bell ice cream products are linked to eight listeria illnesses in Kansas and...
  • Lawrence Tynes sues Buccaneers, says MRSA infection ended career

    Lawrence Tynes sues Buccaneers, says MRSA infection ended career
    Former NFL kicker Lawrence Tynes filed a lawsuit against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday, claiming in a press release the team created conditions that led to him contracting an infection that ended his career. Tynes, who last played in the NFL in...
  • Bird flu outbreak spreads to 3 more Midwest turkey farms

    A bird flu outbreak that has puzzled scientists spread to three more Midwest turkey farms, bringing the number of farms infected to 23 and raising the death toll to more than 1.2 million birds killed by the disease or by authorities scrambling to...
  • Elgin area reacting cautiously to reports of canine flu

    Elgin area reacting cautiously to reports of canine flu
    In the wake of reports of an outbreak of canine flu in the Chicago area, the City of Elgin will be taking some precautionary steps to prevent the spread of the disease at a pet clinic set for April 25 in the basement of the Hemmens Cultural Center. It's...
  • Lung transplant is a lesson in health care economics

    PITTSBURGH After a lifetime of living with cystic fibrosis, Katie and Dalton Prager have learned a lot about health care. More recently they learned the hard lessons of health care economics. Prager, 24, who may only have a year to live, was caught in an...