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West Nile Virus

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  • Bugs are still biting, so take precautions

    http://www.kidsdr.com Despite temperatures above 100 degrees in some states during these final weeks of summer, biting insects are thriving. I see at least 2-3 patients a day who've been bitten by "some bug," mostly by mosquitoes. I have been...
  • Protect your family from West Nile Virus this summer

    http://www.kidsdr.com Summer has arrived and the bugs are already coming out in full force, including mosquitoes. In Texas, where temperatures are higher than in many areas, I'm already seeing lots of mosquito bites. Parents are more anxious than usual...
  • Valentine's Day is for the birds

    Do your sweetheart a favor on Friday: Take the day off and spend some time cuddling up outside in the cold, or in the warmth of a kitchen with a nice cup of coffee while you check out your trees, shrubs, clotheslines, backyard bird feeder or all of the...
  • One Health Commission all about the human-animal bond

    Dr. Roger Mahr, then president of the American Veterinary Medical Association, and Dr. Ronald Davis, late president of the American Medical Association, launched the One Health Initiative in 2007. "We formalized and expanded upon what many in the medical...
  • Mysterious polio-like illnesses reported in some California children

    Mysterious polio-like illnesses reported in some California children
    A small number of children in California have come down with polio-like illnesses since 2012--suffering paralysis in one or more limbs and other symptoms--and physicians and public health officials do not yet know why. A virus may play a role, said Dr....
  • Bald eagle deaths in Utah alarm and mystify scientists

    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...
  • State weighs regulations for research labs

    State weighs regulations for research labs
    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...
  • Anne Arundel County health briefs

    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...
  • 12 new West Nile virus cases reported in Kansas this week

    12 new West Nile virus cases reported in Kansas this week
    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...
  • Fewer teens drink and drive, study shows

     Fewer teens drink and drive, study shows
    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...
  • Navigate nature's stings, bites with doctor's advice

    Navigate nature's stings, bites with doctor's advice
    The warmer weather brings out the bugs and flying insects — and some of them bite and sting. But how do you know if you need to take a Benadryl, rush to the emergency room or just put some ice on the sting or bite? We talked to Dr. David Zich, a...