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CDC: 3 Of 5 Pools Tested Positive For Fecal Contamination

The CDC says public swimming pools are contaminated with fecal matter a majority of the time.

05/17/2013

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23 Urged To Get Rabies Shot After Transplant Death

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says at least 23 people have been urged to get rabies shots following the disclosure that four patients received organs from an infected donor.

03/20/2013

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Marylander Who Died Of Rabies Contracted It From Kidney Transplant Surgery

Maryland health officials release new information about a rare case. A man dies of rabies he got through an organ transplant.

03/15/2013

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Md. Reports First Pediatric Flu-Related Death

State health officials say the season’s first pediatric flu-related death has been confirmed in Maryland.

01/19/2013

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ER Visits Tied To Energy Drinks Double Since 2007

A new government report is raising more concern over energy drinks. It shows more people are heading to the emergency room after drinking them.

01/16/2013

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Second Fungal Meningitis Death Reported In Md.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that there has been another death in Maryland from fungal meningitis related to recalled medications.

12/10/2012

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CDC Reports This Is The Earliest Flu Season In A Decade

This year’s flu season is the earliest since 2003-04 and that season was considered severe.

12/04/2012

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FDA Chief Will Testify At First Meningitis Hearing

House lawmakers investigating a nationwide outbreak of deadly meningitis have summoned the head of the Food and Drug Administration to testify at the first congressional hearing on the issue next week.

11/06/2012

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Hopkins Researchers Stress The Importance Of Quick Diagnosis In Meningitis Cases

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined that fungus found in tainted steroid shots matches the one behind the national outbreak. At the same time, a major health institution in Maryland has formulated vital information for treatment.

10/19/2012

A new CDC study showed that perfectly healthy kids died of the flu faster than high-risk kids. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Study: Healthy Kids Die From Flu Faster Than High-Risk Children

Nearly 43 percent of American kids who died from the flu were perfectly healthy beforehand – and the healthier kids died faster.

10/19/2012

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16 Meningitis Outbreak Cases Reported In Md.; Death Total Rises To 19

The number of cases linked to a meningitis outbreak continues to rise. Nationwide, four more deaths have been reported since just Tuesday, bringing the total to 19, including one Marylander.

10/17/2012

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Md. Reports 16th Case Of Meningitis Linked To Steroid Shot

The number of meningitis cases linked to steroid injections for back pain continues to grow in Maryland.

10/16/2012

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