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West Nile Virus

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  • 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...
  • 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

    Recovery support grants The Department of Health's bureau of behavioral health will offer a total of $25,000 in mini-grants to community organizations and community service providers for fiscal year 2014 projects. Preference will be given to nonprofit...
  • 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...
  • Don't panic over West Nile Virus

    http://www.kidsdr.com Watching the late news last week, I discovered that I live in the zip code with the highest number of cases of West Nile Virus in the country, and sadly, two deaths. At the same time, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Protect your family from West Nile Virus this summer

    http://www.kidsdr.com Bugs are out in full force this summer, including lots of mosquitoes. In Texas, where temperatures are higher than in many areas, I'm seeing lots of mosquito bites. Parents are more anxious than usual due to the risk of West Nile...
  • 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...
  • 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...