| Dec 28, 2013
| 6:53 PM
SALT LAKE CITY — Buz Marthaler felt the once-proud aerial predator fall limp in his arms, and the veteran animal caretaker knew he was facing a mystery unlike any in his career.
Bald eagles are dying in Utah — 20 in the last few weeks...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 2:36 PM
State health officials are weighing new safeguards for research laboratories and biotechnology companies that handle potentially deadly infectious pathogens, but whether they will impose any remains uncertain because they don't know how big a threat there...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 7:48 AM
San Gabriel Valley officials are sounding the alarm on the West Nile virus after the latest case was discovered last week in a chicken flock.
The infected flock was located in Claremont, and it was the latest in a series of West Nile virus cases...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 5:18 AM
A 67-year-old Cicero man is the first person to die from the West Nile virus in the Chicago area this year, Cook County Department of Public Health officials said Monday.
The county health department said the man recently died after contracting the...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:00 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk.
• A 31-year-old man has died after being shot in the South Side's Avalon Park neighborhood Sunday night, authorities said. Read more
• A 67-year-old Cicero man is the first person to...
| Sep 20, 2013
National recovery month
The Department of Health is joining with community groups and providers in a program to support a healthy lifestyle for people in long-term recovery from mental and substance use disorders. The department's recovery support...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 8:38 AM
Twelve cases of the West Nile virus were reported this week, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, bringing the total number of cases this year to 32.
Two patients have died due to West Nile, but the KDHE is not yet providing...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 12:15 PM
As throngs of Angelenos take to the outdoors this Labor Day weekend, officials are warning them to guard against mosquito bites.
"This week, the district confirmed more West Nile virus activity within its jurisdiction," according to a news release...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:08 PM
Officials have warned residents to protect themselves from mosquito bites after dozens of dead birds and mosquito samples -- including three reported in Burbank -- tested positive for West Nile virus in Los Angeles County last month, authorities said.
| Oct 31, 2012
Although it was overshadowed by alerts about meningitis and West Nile virus, some good news emerged recently from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
The percentage of teens ages 16 to 19 who drink and drive has fallen by 54 percent since...
| Oct 17, 2012
In northwest Indiana, where I have raised vegetables for 20-odd years, mosquitoes flourish when rain fills the swamp pools in the backwaters of the Kankakee River.
In August 2004, those pools spawned a particularly righteous throng. One afternoon, they...