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FDA Warns Tattoo Ink Can Cause Infection

Thinking about getting inked? Check the bottle first.

08/14/2014

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Research: Bacteria Can Live On Airplane Surfaces For A Week+

Before you take your next flight, you may want to take along a little extra hand sanitizer. New research shows bacteria can hang around on airplane surfaces for more than a week.

05/22/2014

Lyme Disease

Spread By Deer Ticks, Lyme Disease Has Been Underestimated In Md.

Spread by the deer tick, Lyme disease is a lot more common than thought. Maryland is one of 13 states with the highest rates of infection.

08/20/2013

Dogs

BARCS Suspends Intake Of Stray Dogs Due To Respiratory Infection

An outbreak of respiratory infections forces a local animal rescue shelter to stop accepting unwanted or abused dogs.

06/02/2013

BARCS

BARCS To Suspend Dog Intake For 3 Weeks Due To Outbreak

Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) says it will temporarily suspend intake of dogs, due to an outbreak of respiratory infections among the shelter’s canine population.

05/28/2013

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Hundreds Checked For Risk In Rabies Case

Public health agencies in five states are assessing the rabies risk for hundreds of people who may have had close contact with an infected organ donor and four transplant recipients, one of whom died, officials said Saturday.

03/16/2013

David Kwiatkowski

4 More Hepatitis C Cases in Maryland Found Related To Infected Worker

The former lab tech accused of exposing hundreds of people to Hepatitis C is now believed to have more victims here in Baltimore.

12/21/2012

David Kwiatkowski

Traveling Med Tech Blamed For Hepatitis C Spread Pleads Not Guilty

David Kwiatkowski says he’s not guilty. But if convicted, the medical technician who allegedly infected dozens of people with Hepatitis C could face decades in prison.

12/04/2012

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Health Officials Weigh Oversight At Cosmetic Surgery Centers After Fatal Infection

Health officials shut down a cosmetic surgery center after a bacterial outbreak killed one woman and hospitalized two others. But there are still concerns and questions.

09/20/2012

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Md. Health Dept. Shuts Down Timonium Cosmetic Surgery Center After 1 Death Due To Infection

A deadly infection shut down a Timonium cosmetic surgery center. Three people were sickened, one of them fatally, after undergoing a liposuction procedure. Now her family is speaking out to WJZ.

09/19/2012

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West Nile Virus Claims First Life In Maryland; Baltimore County To Spray For Mosquitoes

The West Nile virus claims its first life in Maryland this year and federal health officials warn this could be the worst summer ever for the disease.

08/30/2012

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UMBC Warns Of Possible Tuberculosis Case On Campus

Health scare at a local college. The University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) is warning its students and staff of possible tuberculosis on campus.

02/16/2012

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