Health

Mosquito testing
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Sean Adams
September 30, 2019 - 9:56 am
At least five mosquitoes have tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus in Rockland County.
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In this Aug. 2, 2018 file photo provided by Dawn Manteufel, Greg Manteufel lays in his hospital bed at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee. He lost parts of his arms and legs, as well as the skin of his nose and part of his upper lip from capnocytophaga, a bacteria commonly found in the saliva or cats and dogs which almost never leads to people getting sick, unless the person has a compromised immune system. Manteufel was perfectly healthy when he got sick in June of 2018. Over the last seven years, a team of researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, connected to Harvard Medical School, have tested other healthy people who were affected and developed a theory on why they were affected- a gene change in all the victims. (Dawn Manteufel via AP)
Associated Press
September 27, 2019 - 10:24 pm
WEST BEND, Wis. (AP) — It's hard to regard Ellie as a menace. When Greg Manteufel is frustrated or feeling down, she sits by him. At night, she sleeps under his covers. At dinner, she's there next to him, knowing he'll throw something her way. She belies the stereotype of the vicious pit bull. "We...
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Mosquito
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Associated Press
September 27, 2019 - 6:30 pm
A bipartisan group of state lawmakers want Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont to consider aerial spraying to combat mosquitoes carrying a deadly virus.
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Vaping
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Erica Brosnan
September 26, 2019 - 2:33 pm
Federal health officials on Thursday announced that hundreds more Americans have been reported to have a mysterious vaping-related illness as the death toll rose to 12.
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B.K. Morris, a nurse with MedStar Visiting Nurses Association, gives a flu shot to Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar during a news conference in Washington. The flu forecast is cloudy and it's too soon to know if the U.S. is in for a third miserable season in a row, but health officials said Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, not to delay vaccination. (AP Photo/Lauran Neergaard)
Associated Press
September 26, 2019 - 12:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The flu forecast is cloudy and it's too soon to know if the U.S. is in for a third miserable season in a row, but health officials said Thursday not to delay vaccination. While the vaccine didn't offer much protection the past two years, specialists have fine-tuned the recipe in...
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Jacquie Cadorette
September 25, 2019 - 11:55 am
Have you ever taken a sip of your drink expecting it to be one thing and getting another? Imagine taking a bite of wasabi thinking it was avocado – that would surely send your heart racing. That’s exactly what happened to an Israeli woman, hospitalized for “broken heart syndrome” after taking a too...
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Mosquito testing
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Steve Burns
September 24, 2019 - 4:31 pm
Health officials in Connecticut say a second person has died after being diagnosed with a rare, mosquito-borne illness.
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Mosquito testing
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WCBS 880 Newsroom
September 20, 2019 - 5:47 pm
A person in Connecticut that was diagnosed with a rare mosquito-transmitted disease died Friday, the Department of Public Heath announced.
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Walmart
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Erica Brosnan
September 20, 2019 - 3:23 pm
Walmart on Friday announced it will no longer be selling e-cigarettes at its stores following a surge in mysterious vaping-related illnesses and deaths.
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019 file photo, a salesman at a vape shop exhales while using an e-cigarette in Maine. On Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 530 confirmed and probable cases have been reported from 38 states and one U.S. territory. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Associated Press
September 19, 2019 - 5:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — More than 500 people have been diagnosed with vaping-related breathing illnesses, but the cause remains unknown, U.S. health officials said Thursday. An eight death was also reported. Meanwhile, the Food and Drug Administration revealed that its criminal investigations unit started...
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