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The Will County Health Department has responded to the opening of the 2013 mosquito season by activating its annual telephone line to help zero in on potential West Nile virus hot spots by identifying birds that died from the disease. Launched in May...
Tribune science reporterAs evidence that the nation's public health system has begun to make profound changes to deal with bioterrorism, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention point to something seemingly trivial: Some physicians have called in to report...
Swarms of flying insects residents might have seen the last couple of days are not mosquitoes, but midges, said Mark Hoven, Aberdeen parks superintendent. Midges are the size of a small fly and are harmless. "They don't bite humans," Hoven said....
The Rev. Tim Brown is beginning to take baby steps again. The pastor of Church of the Nazarene in Ellendale, N.D., and avid outdoorsman is recovering after being infected with the West Nile virus last summer. "I'm learning how to walk again, and it'...
BROOKINGS - Springtime is an excellent time for horse owners to vaccinate their horses against threats from infectious diseases, says Russ Daly, SDSU Extension Veterinarian and State Public Health Veterinarian. "Many of the infectious diseases of...
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Pediatric Critical Care of South FloridaAs families travel or head out to camp, swim, hike or play, so do mosquitos, ticks and other pesky insects. Unfortunately, warmer weather also means guarding against illnesses, such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and the West Nile virus....
State agriculture officials are urging horse owners to keep their horses' vaccinations updated. Last year, there was only one confirmed case of West Nile Virus in horses and there were no cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis. But the Virginia...
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Tribune reporterFamiliar faces will take the top elected spots in Elmhurst and Lombard, where current elected officials declared victory Tuesday night. Elmhurst In Elmhurst, 6th ward alderman Steve Morley garnered just over 43 percent of the vote in a three-way...
Having spent my entire life in the northern suburbs, being a lover of Lake Michigan and having spent countless hours at and around Wilmette Harbor, I was devastated to read that the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District voted to not renew the lease of...
Federal biologists on Monday confirmed the presence of a lethal fungus known as white-nose syndrome at Alabama’s Fern Cave National Wildlife Refuge, home of the largest wintering colony of endangered gray bats. With more than 1 million hibernating...
A longtime public servant who's been a long way from home for far too long remains on the minds of her friends and co-workers. Charlene Millim, former Brown County welfare director, has been out of town for nearly eight months battling pancreatic...
Tags: Politics, Travel, Family, Pension and Welfare, Business
Vaccination of horses has become a hot topic among equine veterinarians and owners. There is not one vaccination program that is appropriate for every horse, every time. The horse's immune system is not the same as ours. Therefore, we vaccinate yearly and...
Tags: Rabies, Symptoms, Chemical Industry, Flu, Respiratory Disease
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