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Owyhee County cats test positive for rabies, first in Idaho since 1992

OWYHEE COUNTY, Idaho – Idaho health officials are warning the public after a cat in Owyhee County tested positive for rabies. The cat was tested at the Idaho Bureau of Laboratories last week after it behaved aggressively and grazed its owner The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that the cat was infected with a strain of rabies virus …

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New Jersey Town finds mosquitoes carrying deadly brain-infecting virus, pesticide spraying begins

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ (CBSNewYork) – A rare and potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease has been discovered in Union County, New Jersey. © Provided by CBS Local, a division of CBS Radio Inc The virus has recently emerged in several states and has already been linked to a number of deaths in the Northeast. Parks and fields are sprayed with pesticides in …

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Lafayette Áris Market Square employee diagnosed with Hepatitis A

LAFAYETTE – Health officials in Tippecanoe County recommend Hepatitis A vaccinations for recent visitors to Arni's Market Square after a food-handling employee was diagnosed with the virus. The employee worked while ill on September 13 and 14 before being diagnosed, according to information from the Tippecanoe County Health Department. The health department said it is rare for restaurant patrons to …

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A common anesthetic medication became a woman's blood blue

NBC – A 25-year-old woman on Rhode Island gave new meaning to the phrase "feeling blue" as she developed a rare and sometimes fatal condition called metemoglobinemia that made her blood a deep shade of navy blue. The woman, whose case is described on Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, told the doctors that she had used a …

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2 rabid animals found within a mile of each other in Herndon

On August 16, a rabid ground dog was killed at Brofferton Court in Herndon, Virginia; On September 13, a rabid raccoon was killed on Pinecrest Road, also in Herndon. After two rabid animals appeared in the Herndon, Virginia, area within a mile of each other and within a 30-day period, the Fairfax County Health Department wants to take the floor. …

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The North Texas man says vaping for four months nearly killed him

North Texas is said to have four months of vaping almost killed him Doctors say Christopher Machelski suffered the same type of lung disease as dozens of other vaping-related cases. IRVING, Texas – A 28-year-old man says that four months of gunfire almost killed him. Doctors say Christopher Machelski suffered the same type of lung disease as dozens of other …

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When is a child an adult?

When does childhood end? This is the question that international researchers are asking when mapping outages for pediatric services worldwide. Adolescent Health Professor at Murdoch Children's Research Institute and University of Melbourne Susan Sawyer says previous research has found that global health systems do not meet the needs of adolescents, but pediatricians are well placed to provide adolescents with appropriate …

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"Smear could have saved me"

Her youth has shortened her life. After experiencing constant, severe bleeding and back pain, Paige Hart, 25, was diagnosed with cervical cancer in November. After chemotherapy, she was told that she was cured, but then pain returned and doctors discovered that cancer had as well. It had spread to her lymph nodes in her neck, chest and stomach. Almost as …

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Health advisory: Safeguards against mosquito-borne virus recommended | WMU News

Contact: Paula M. Davis September 18, 2019 Check back for updates at wmich.edu/news. KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Kalamazoo County and state of Michigan health officials have recommended avoiding outdoor activities after dusk due to local cases of the rare but serious mosquito-borne virus Eastern Equine Encephalitis — EEE. Sindecuse Health Center experts are being highly vigilant as they watch for related …

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