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Flu season off to a bad start for nation, Virginia

An early start to the flu season and a strain that has caused more severe cases in past years is setting the region up for a nasty flu season.

Wednesday - 01/02/2013, 05:53pm EST

Tags: flu season, flu vaccine, Randi Martin

West Nile virus cases worse this year than in a decade

Isolated, but more severe cases of West Nile have occurred this year and doctors believe the virus may be mutating.

Friday - 11/09/2012, 12:55pm EST

Tags: West Nile virus, Kristi King

U.S. deaths reach record as population grows, ages

U.S. deaths surpassed 2.5 million for the first time last year, reflecting the nation's growing and aging population.

Wednesday - 10/10/2012, 06:23am EDT

Tags: university of virginia

Keeping safe from flesh-eating bacteria

The story of the young Georgia women who lost parts of four limbs to flesh-eating bacteria has made headlines around the world and has led to increased concern about this mysterious and dangerous condition.

Monday - 07/16/2012, 05:58am EDT

Tags: National Necrotizing Fasciitis Foundation, Chesapeake Bay, necrotizing fasciitis, Paula Wolfson, flesh-eating bacteria

6 sickened by baby turtles in Md.

Maryland health officials are warning people to take care when handling baby animals after six people fell ill after being exposed to baby turtles.

Wednesday - 04/04/2012, 07:31am EDT

Tags: salmonella, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

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