| Aug 12, 2013
TWO years ago a pair of scientists sparked fears of a devastating virus. Yoshihiro Kawaoka of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Ron Fouchier of Erasmus Medical Centre, in Rotterdam, separately found ways to make a strain of bird flu called H5N1 more...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 11:53 AM
A senior World Health Organization official announced that the United Nations agency would convene an emergency committee to plan for a possible escalation in illnesses caused by the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, or MERS-CoV.
| Sep 12, 2013
| 12:53 PM
Scientists have developed a vaccine that protected monkeys against simian immunodeficiency virus, or SIV, offering fresh hope that a similar vaccine can save humans from HIV.
When the monkeys were intentionally infected with SIV, the new vaccine cleared...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 3:13 PM
LAPORTE COUNTY-- Last year we broke the story about a swine flu outbreak at the LaPorte County fair where 4 people had confirmed cases of swine flu.
This year there are 12 cases of swine flu in Indiana so far so we went back to LaPorte County to...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 10:37 AM
SOUTH BEND -- "Mooooo," one heifer called while being groomed.
The occasional snort and hum of shop vacuums also sounded around the cattle barns Saturday morning at the St. Joseph County 4-H Fairgrounds.
According to Anna Williams, a Purdue...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 5:19 AM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State health officials are keeping a watch out for signs of the swine flu at county and 4H fairs in Indiana after four people became sick with the H3N2v influenza A after visiting the Grant County Agricultural Fair.
| Jun 28, 2013
| 3:21 PM
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY – The St. Joseph County 4-H Fair is taking precautionary measures to reduce the risk of a swine flu outbreak.
This comes after 4 people became sick after going to the Grant County Fair.
So far this year, 9 confirmed cases of...
| May 1, 2013
| 2:24 PM
President Barack Obama has named an Annapolis man to head the multibillion-dollar grant program through which the Federal Emergency Management Agency helps local governments prepare for disasters.
Brian Kamoie, 41, will oversee a vast portfolio of...
| Apr 29, 2013
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April 29, 2013
Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 4:28 PM
An episode of CBS's “The Doctors,” focusing on the flu outbreak will feature Lehigh Valley Health Network physicians, staff and patients when it airs at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Dr. Jim Sears, co-host of the Emmy award-winning show, visited Lehigh...
| May 28, 2013
Tuesday, May 28 Hope you had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend! Of course, having yesterday off makes today feel like a Monday... We had perfect weather for all of the Memorial Day remembrance events. It's so important to take a moment and honor those who...