Contaminated Machines Linked to Heart Surgery InfectionsHealth officials are warning that small outbreaks of infections spread by contaminated operating room machinery during open-heart surgery could be more widespread than first thought.
Boy Who Lost Hands To Infection Gets Double Hand TransplantA Baltimore County boy makes history, becoming the first child in the world to have a double hand transplant.
Enterovirus D68: What Every Parent Should KnowParents should be prepared for a new virus that is infecting the Midwest and looking to sweep the nation.
FDA Warns Tattoo Ink Can Cause InfectionThinking about getting inked? Check the bottle first.
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.
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.
BARCS Suspends Intake Of Stray Dogs Due To Respiratory InfectionAn outbreak of respiratory infections forces a local animal rescue shelter to stop accepting unwanted or abused dogs.
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.
Hundreds Checked For Risk In Rabies CasePublic 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.
4 More Hepatitis C Cases in Maryland Found Related To Infected WorkerThe former lab tech accused of exposing hundreds of people to Hepatitis C is now believed to have more victims here in Baltimore.
Traveling Med Tech Blamed For Hepatitis C Spread Pleads Not GuiltyDavid 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.
Health Officials Weigh Oversight At Cosmetic Surgery Centers After Fatal InfectionHealth 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.