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Although polio has been reduced to its lowest level in history, three countries still have polio transmission — Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Last year 223 polio cases were reported. So far in 2013 there have been 19 cases, according to the...
READER SUBMITTED: Progressive Animal Wellness And Dogology Partner For Rabies Clinic, Raise $420 For Animal ShelterAvonOn Saturday, May 11, Corey Shagensky, DVM, of Progressive Animal Wellness in Avon provided rabies vaccination services for the 2013 Canton Rabies Clinic held at Dogology in Canton. In all, 21 dogs and cats from several towns visited the clinic and...
It is well known that HPV (human papillomavirus) can lead to deadly cervical cancer in women, but the virus is causing cancer in men as well. Throat cancers caused by HPV are showing up typically in men with little or no history of smoking, said Dr. Kevin...
The number of flu-related deaths in South Dakota this past season has been the highest since 2004. There were 38 influenza-related deaths in the 2012-13 flu season as of April 27, the latest report, said state Epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger. In 2004,...
A bat infected with rabies was found on the garage floor of a Costa Mesa home, according to authorities. A 15-year-old boy got the live bat in a box without touching it May 5 and later received treatment, the Costa Mesa Police Department said. Because...
Tags: Diseases and Illnesses, Symptoms, Rabies
If you've got your health, the cliche goes, you've got just about everything. If you've got public health duties, you're responsible for just about everything from mosquitoes (West Nile carriers) to hygiene (wash your hands for as long as it takes to sing...
WASHINGTON — Monsanto Co. and other companies that patent seeds may prohibit farmers from growing a second crop from their genetically modified seeds, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously. The closely watched decision was a clear victory for...
It's hard to believe, but it's already time for cattle producers to start thinking about next year's calving season. Breeding season is right around the corner! Every spring I get calls from worried cattlemen who face the breeding season with...
An Aberdeen man wants to use his birthday to raise money for an immunization project. Glenn Jakober, who will turn 70 on May 23, is raising funds to support Kiwanis International's efforts to eliminate maternal neonatal tetanus in developing countries....
With a deadly meningitis outbreak sickening an unusually high number of gay men in New York City, many in South Florida are on edge and on watch. South Florida was among the regions alerted by the New York State Department of Health about recently...
Like other fourth-graders at Evanston's King Laboratory School, Jennifer Dreller's daughter was discreetly weighed during gym class as part of a routine fitness assessment. But the experience took a toll on the 10-year-old's self-esteem, her mother...
Tags: Obesity, Physical Conditions, Body Mass Index, Weight, Diabetes
Jessamine County Health DepartmentRabies is a deadly disease that is almost always fatal if not prevented. In fact, every year in the United States, measures are taken to prevent approximately 40,000 potential exposures to rabies. Rabies is considered a disease of nature and can affect...
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