| Feb 10, 2012
| 12:30 AM
SEELEY — Three inmates at Centinela State Prison have been released from quarantine this week following their exposure to the H1N1 virus, a spokesman said Thursday.
The Level 4 inmates kept in quarantine for seven days from Feb. 1 through Wednesday...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 9:26 AM
For six years, Mexico has been fighting a bloody war against drug cartels, and a bloodless virtual war for public opinion of U.S. travelers.
Every time a piece of good news comes out about Mexico, it gets drowned out by an avalanche of bad news. At the...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 2:40 AM
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that flu cases have begun to creep up in February, making it one of the latest starts to the influenza season in almost three decades.
There are a few flu strains circulating, including H1N1, but...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 9:18 PM
If you've ever called in sick to work because of the cold your child brought home from day care, then you're no stranger to how a series of contacts can wind up spreading illness.
Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have taken a new look...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 7:59 AM
It's hard not to love nature this time of the year. Our forests are verdant, our rivers free flowing, the air clear and cool (OK, maybe not so much some days but stick with me) and our wildlife full of scamper and renewal.
It's the same pretty much...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 8:42 AM
A new strain of avian flu that jumped from birds to mammals is responsible for the death of more than 160 seals off the New England coast last year, scientists announced Tuesday.
The virus could theoretically pose a threat to human health, they said....
| Aug 1, 2012
| 5:11 AM
Monroe County Fair officials broke the news to 4-Hers and their families Tuesday, July 31. Vets have been checking the health of every pig at this year's fair. Some pigs are being sent home after showing signs of the Swine Flu.
The threat of Swine...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 12:35 PM
Pigs arriving at the Indiana State Fairgrounds this week had their temperatures taken before being allowed out of their trailers, after cases of swine flu at county fairs.
There were four confirmed cases of swine flu in people at the La Porte County...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 9:40 AM
The Center for Disease and Control reported Friday 12 additional human infections with swine influenza A (H3N2) was confirmed in three states, including Indiana.
One case was reported in Hawaii, 10 cases in Ohio and one in Indiana.
The CDC said all...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 4:15 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Health officials have seen an uptick in cases of a new strain of swine flu in humans.
According to the latest flu report published Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 16 people have been infected with a new strain...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 4:55 AM
If you're heading out to the Illinois State fair next week, you might want to take some precautions.
Health officials are reminding fairgoers to be careful around pigs because of a new strain of flu spreading from animals to people. ...