announcement comes after four kids in Orange County– all from the same family– came down with the highly contagious virus. “If it’s an epidemic yeah it would be scary,” said Wendi Barnard, who was playing with her young son at Lake Eola park. In fact, measles is so rare and can be so dangerous that just one case in Central Florida is considered an epidemic. Symptoms include everything from runny [...]
DALLAS (CBS 11 NEWS) - The worst flu season in years has caused a sudden surge in demand for the flu vaccine, making it difficult to find at some area pharmacies.
The Dallas County Health Department Thursday ran out of adult doses of the flu shot.
“A lot of pharmacies, a lot of health departments are running out of the flu vaccine,” said Zachary Thompson, director of Dallas County Health and Human Services.
Armand and Teddi Bechard were following Missouri’s raw milk laws when undercover agents from the Springfield-Greene County Health Department bought milk from the Bechard’s central delivery location. The agents made undercover purchases twice in 2009 at a health food store parking lot and the Bechards have finally found relief in the battle to continue providing fresh milk to their customers.
During the sting operations, Armand heard from a health [...]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed people who got sick after attending the Butler County Fair last week had a strain of the H3N2 virus or also referred to as swine flu.
Nine of the 10 people suspected of contacting the virus tested positive, according to the CDC. The 10th case is still being tested.
The Ohio Department of Health and the Butler County Health Department are continuing to [...]
Whoever stole some discarded equipment from outside a pathology lab may have gotten more than he or she bargained for.
Orlando police say the equipment, worth about $500,000, is contaminated with a substance that could eat away at human skin.
A pickup hauling a trailer pulled up to Florida Hospital Center for Diagnostic Pathology, 2855 N. Orange Ave., on May 3 and took the equipment from an enclosed area near a large [...]
PITTSBURGH – May 24, 2012 (WPVI) — A cafeteria worker at Pittsburgh’s federal office building is being treated for possible flesh-eating bacteria, but health officials say those who also work or eat at the facility face no threat.
Officials with the Allegheny County Health Department and the General Services Administration, which runs the Moorhead Federal Building downtown, say the worker was apparently infected from suffering a cut during outdoor activity.
A Michigan teen ordered a junior roast beef sandwich at a local Arby’s restaurant, only to make a gruesome discovery halfway through the meal.
Ryan Hart, 14, of Blackman Township, said he had nearly polished off his sandwich last Friday when he sunk his teeth into something tough that tasted like rubber, so he spit it out.
As the boy discovered to his horror, the chewy bit was the back of a finger, [...]
California food police gone wild
Thursday, May 17, 2012
In a bombshell revelation of the depth of the food police state that now exists in LA County, California, NaturalNews has learned that the LA County health department has unleashed door-to-door raw milk confiscation teams to threaten and intimidate raw dairy customers into surrendering raw milk products they legally purchased and own.
According to Mark McAfee (see quotes below), both LA County [...]
As if the thought of having “the talk” wasn’t uncomfortable enough, the Florida Department of Health is encouraging young people to talk about sex with the older folks in their lives.
State officials hope the recommendation will have an effect beyond creating an awkward exchange: preventing the spread of HIV among older Floridians.
Florida — along with the rest of the country — is experiencing a “graying” [...]
ORLANDO (CBS Tampa) — A Brevard County teen was hospitalized after an amoeba is believed to have infected her brain while she was swimming in a local river.
The young girl, identified in numerous reports as 16-year-old Courtney Nash, is currently listed in critical condition, officials said.
Barry Inman, an epidemiologist with the Brevard County Health Department, told CBS Tampa that the very rare infection, known as [...]
Two weeks after a devastating tornado destroyed thousands of homes and businesses and killed 145 people, neighborhoods remain in ruins in Joplin, Missouri on June 8, 2011. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
JOPLIN, Mo. (KMOX/AP) - A Joplin doctor said Thursday his hospital treated five Joplin tornado victims for a rare, aggressive fungal infection sometimes found in survivors of other natural disasters.
Dr. Uwe Schmidt, an infectious disease specialist at [...]