Allegheny County Health Department
With the news that samples of mosquitoes from Pittsburgh’s West End tested positive for West Nile Virus, local health officials have taken action.
Doctors say the last time a person in the state of Pennsylvania tested positive for rabies was back in 1984. They want to keep it that way.
When it rains and water ponds, mosquitos breed faster than ever.
The Allegheny County Health Department says they’re actively testing mosquitos for West Nile Virus and Chikungunya Virus.
Those plump, round insects seem to be everywhere these days. They’re called billbugs, beetles, and weevils. But don’t call them ticks, because they’re not.
With more attention being paid to Lyme disease, the State Department of Health released some alarming new statistics today.
A controversial proposal that would have given restaurants a letter grade on their safety and sanitation was rejected in a vote by Allegheny County Council Tuesday evening.
Most people have heard of Lyme disease, an illness caused by bacteria carried by deer ticks, but they can also carry something else that can make you sick — Powassan virus.
The Allegheny County Health Department has been looking into cases of tuberculosis ever since a Pittsburgh Public School District student came down with the disease.
A former drug screener with a non-profit entity under the county health department has been charged with falsifying tests.
A local college is closed today so that health officials can inspect for bed bugs.
On a recent overnight stay at the Microtel in Robinson, Deondra Tillar was jolted from her sleep.
Officials with the Allegheny County Health Department say a student in the Pittsburgh Public School District has been diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB).
The measles – highly contagious, and according to most medical experts, highly preventable.
The Allegheny County Health Department says 15 people have now died from the flu in the Pittsburgh area, but that this season’s outbreak seems to be slowing down.