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Scary-Looking Insect Invades Area, But Don’t Call Them Ticks

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.

06/23/2015

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State Health Department Releases Alarming Lyme Disease Statistics

With more attention being paid to Lyme disease, the State Department of Health released some alarming new statistics today.

06/10/2015

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Allegheny Co. Council Votes Down Controversial Restaurant Grading System

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.

05/05/2015

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Health Experts On Alert For Tick-Borne Disease, Powassan Virus

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.

05/01/2015

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Allegheny Co. Health Dept. Provides Tuberculosis, Measles Updates

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.

03/04/2015

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Charges Filed Against Drug Screener Accused Of Falsifying Tests For Money

A former drug screener with a non-profit entity under the county health department has been charged with falsifying tests.

02/20/2015

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CCAC Closes After Possible Exposure To Bed Bugs

A local college is closed today so that health officials can inspect for bed bugs.

02/13/2015

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Woman Seeking Compensation After Bed Bug Incident At Local Hotel

On a recent overnight stay at the Microtel in Robinson, Deondra Tillar was jolted from her sleep.

02/10/2015

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Health Department: Pittsburgh Public School Student Diagnosed With Tuberculosis

Officials with the Allegheny County Health Department say a student in the Pittsburgh Public School District has been diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB).

02/09/2015

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Health Officials: More Allegheny Co. Kids Getting Measles Vaccinations At Recommended Ages

The measles – highly contagious, and according to most medical experts, highly preventable.

02/03/2015

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Health Department Confirms 15 Pittsburgh-Area Flu Deaths

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.

01/21/2015

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Allegheny Co. Health Department: Number Of Flu Cases Rises To 2,300

The Allegheny County Health Department says 2,300 flu cases have now been reported.

01/07/2015

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Health Dept. Issuing Warnings For Flu Shots

Medical Epidemiologist Kristen Mertz from the Allegheny County Health Department says officials are putting out the warning now in hopes that those who haven’t already gotten their flu shot this season will get one and soon.

01/03/2015

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Death Blamed On Allegheny County Flu Outbreak

A major flu outbreak has made for a miserable holiday season for hundreds of local people, and is being blamed for at least one death.

01/01/2015

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ACHD Recommends Flu Shots With Reported Cases Rising

The Allegheny County Health Department has a holiday gift idea for the holiday season – a flu shot.

12/23/2014

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