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Activists Rally For Reform At Baltimore County Animal Shelter

Outrage, anger and allegations. A group of activists claims animals are living in deplorable conditions at Baltimore County’s animal shelter. Right now they are rallying, demanding change.

04/07/2014

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Audit: Inappropriate Charges Made To State-Issued Credit Cards

An audit has found that four Maryland workers used state-issued credit cards to buy $255,000 of inappropriate items in recent years.

04/02/2014

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Md. Family Dog Tests Positive For Rabies After Fight With Racoon

Worcester County health officials say a family dog in Snow Hill has tested positive for rabies.

10/28/2013

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Raccoon Found In Anne Arundel County Park Tests Positive For Rabies

A rabies case has surfaced in an Anne Arundel County Park. An infected raccoon was found.

10/10/2013

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Md. Advocacy Group Joins N.H. Health Dept. To Share Lessons From Hepatitis C Outbreak

After spending a year investigating the hepatitis C outbreak at Exeter Hospital, New Hampshire’s public health department is working with two advocacy groups to share its recommendations. One of those groups is based in Maryland.

09/23/2013

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Rabid Raccoon Found In Annapolis Park

Anne Arundel County health officials say a rabid raccoon has been found in an Annapolis park.

09/18/2013

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West Nile Virus Confirmed In 3 Md. Adults

Confirmed cases of a deadly disease. Health officials are reporting new cases of West Nile virus have been discovered around Baltimore.

08/23/2013

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Tuberculosis Case Confirmed At Parkville High School; Dozens May Be Exposed

Serious concerns in Baltimore County after the health department confirms a case of tuberculosis at Parkville High School.

08/02/2013

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Maryland Sees Increase In Heroin Deaths

Fatal overdoses from drugs and alcohol rose 15 percent in Maryland from 2011 to 2012, driven by a 54 percent increase in heroin-related deaths, according to a report released by the state health department on Wednesday.

07/10/2013

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Hepatitis C Testing From N.H. Outbreak Slows 1 Year After Med Tech’s Arrest On Drug Charges

Former medical technician David Kwiatkowski has been jailed for close to a year — longer than most of the temporary stints he worked at hospitals around the country before landing in New Hampshire in 2011.

07/08/2013

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Rabid Bat Found In Annapolis Apartment Building

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health is issuing an alert after a rabid bat was found at an Annapolis apartment building.

06/03/2013

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Audit: Hospital Billing Not Properly Investigated

A Maryland commission did not adequately investigate the impact of hospital overbilling identified through annual reviews, a state audit released Friday found, noting overcharges of at least $13.2 million at four hospitals.

01/11/2013

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