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  • Anne Arundel County health briefs

    Summer food safety The Department of Health reminds residents to be aware of foodborne illness this summer. In 2014 in Anne Arundel county there were 76 confirmed or probable cases of salmonellosis. For a list of tips, go to aahealth.org and select...
  • Artificial sweetener can be toxic for dogs

    Q: You've mentioned many times in your column that dog owners can keep their pets occupied by stuffing peanut butter into toys. Recently, I read that some peanut butter contains Xylitol, an artificial sweetener you've reported is harmful to dogs. How...
  • Federal government to step up bird flu monitoring this fall

    The federal government announced plans Thursday to step up monitoring wild birds for avian influenza this fall to provide an early warning of any resurgence of a disease that devastated poultry farms in the Upper Midwest. The U.S. Department of...
  • Study offers clue to link between swine flu shot, narcolepsy

    One vaccine used in Europe during the 2009 swine flu pandemic was linked to rare cases of a baffling side effect — the sleep disorder narcolepsy. Now new research offers a clue to what happened. The vaccine Pandemrix never was used in the United...
  • While dog flu threat is widening, there's no need to panic

    Q: I'm worried about the dog flu, which was in Chicago, and is now in Atlanta. What precautions should I take? -- C.D., Atlanta, GA Q: I keep reading about the dog flu, and wonder if I should be less social with my dog. Any advice? -- R.C., Minneapolis,...
  • Researchers discover why last year's flu vaccine was so weak

    PHILADELPHIA Despite the sweltering heat of summer, some researchers are still preoccupied by cold and flu season, especially Scott Hensley of Philadelphia's Wistar Institute, who hopes that vaccines being developed for the 2015-16 flu season will provide...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Dog flu no threat to humans

    Seem like a funny time of year for me to be writing about flu? Well, now the problem is dog flu, which has been spreading rapidly across the country. Dog flu is caused by an influenza virus and is a contagious respiratory disease in dogs. Fortunately,...
  • Poultry owners encouraged to take precautions against avian influenza

    Poultry owners encouraged to take precautions against avian influenza
    More than 45 million birds have been affected by the latest outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza, which has swept across 20 states from the Pacific Northwest to the Midwest. Though the outbreak has yet to be detected in Maryland, Carroll County...
  • Editorial: Poultry operations of all sizes need diligence to protect Maryland industry from avian flu

    The old joke starts: "Why did the chicken cross the road?" These days, agriculture officials are warning people not to let chickens cross the road at all, and it's no laughing matter. Since December, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has confirmed...
  • Speak Out caller: Don't let dog flu get in the way of pet adoptions

    Speak Out caller: Don't let dog flu get in the way of pet adoptions
    Dog flu hurting animal rescue operations: I wonder what the death toll is from the dog flu. Not from the flu itself, but from the drastic drop in adoptions from shelters and rescue operations. Rescues cannot take any more animals from kill shelters unless...
  • Tinley Park dog park opens after delays due to canine flu outbreak

    Tinley Park dog park opens after delays due to canine flu outbreak
    When Ron and Joan Renken's dog, Duke, is off his leash and running, it's generally a time to panic. "The times he's gotten out of the house, he's gone," Joan said of the 21/2 -year-old Jack Russell/Parson terrier mix. "We didn't think he'd come back."...