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firstname.lastname@example.orgBacteria that sickened 79 Tri-State-area residents who consumed unpasteurized milk in early 2012 is the focus of a newly released report authored in part by researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Campylobacter jejuni...
email@example.comA shelter for domestic abuse and sexual assault victims in Washington County run by Citizens Assisting and Sheltering the Abused, or CASA, has temporarily closed as the result of a bedbug infestation. Five women and seven children were affected by the...
An effort by House Republicans to highlight problems with President Obama’s health care law by bailing out a program for people with pre-existing medical conditions appeared to backfire Wednesday. GOP leaders postponed a scheduled vote after the...
The Humane Society of Washington County has scheduled rabies, microchip and dog license clinics this year: • Saturday, April 20 — Boonsboro High School, 10 Campus Ave., Boonsboro, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. No rabies vaccinations will be available...
Administrators substitute teaching bill OK’d by Senate The West Virginia Senate has passed a bill requiring that school administrators serve as substitute teachers for three days each year. The bill passed Wednesday gives exemptions to county...
Tags: Diseases and Illnesses, Vaccines, Measles, Whooping Cough, Polio
It turns out this year’s flu shot is doing a startlingly dismal job of protecting senior citizens, the most vulnerable age group. The vaccine is proving only 9 percent effective in people 65 and older against the harsh strain of the flu that is...
Cervical cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths among women worldwide, yet it is almost always preventable with the Pap test. Cervical cancer grows slowly, as abnormal cells begin to change into a pre-cancerous state. For some women, pre-...
firstname.lastname@example.orgNurses in Washington County Public Schools have been seeing about 20,000 students a month since Meritus Medical Center took over the nursing program this school year, officials said at a Washington County Board of Education meeting Tuesday afternoon....
Dinners planned Elks Lodge 278, at 326 N. Jonathan St., will offer chicken and fish dinners Friday night and Saturday at 6 p.m. and next weekend, Friday, Jan. 25, and Saturday, Jan. 26. Revival is this weekend Greater Campher Temple, 125 Bethel...
The Washington County Health Department will hold flu vaccination clinics on the following dates and times: - Monday, Jan. 14, 1 to 4:30 p.m. - Wednesday, Jan. 16, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Friday, Jan. 18, 1 to 4:30 p.m. - Friday, Jan. 25, 1 to 4:30...
email@example.comWith flu cases on the rise in Washington County, Meritus Medical Center officials are asking people not to visit patients in the hospital and the Washington County Health Department plans to hold four flu vaccination clinics over the next two weeks....
In West Virginia, Berkeley County Health Department officials told county leaders Thursday that the severity of the flu season in the community appears evident. The health department received 184 reports of influenza-like illness from doctors’...
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