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Infectious disease

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Md. Researchers Test Vaccine Ahead Of Potential Bird Flu Pandemic

A new strain of bird flu has researchers rushing to find a vaccine. Unlike earlier strains, this new one appears capable of mutating into a deadly pandemic.

09/19/2013

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Study: Ebola Treatment Grown In Tobbaco Shows Promise

A new study authored by Army scientists at Fort Detrick reports that a treatment grown in tobacco plants cured three of seven monkeys that developed symptoms from the deadly Ebola virus.

08/22/2013

meningitis

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

fortdetrick

Army Shows Off Renovated Biodefense Lab In Md.

The Army is showing off the latest technology in biological weapons defense research at Fort Detrick in Frederick.

08/10/2011

measles

Md. Health Officials Investigating Measles Exposure In Catonsville, Easton & Baltimore

There’s a confirmed case of the measles in Maryland and the health department is warning others could have been exposed.

06/08/2011

washing hands, flu

Flu Season Is Not Quite Over In Md.

Spring may be right around the corner, but the flu is hitting its peak in Maryland. Right now doctors are getting flooded with sick patients.

02/25/2011