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Allegheny County Health Department

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West Nile Concerns Prompt Officials To Spray For Mosquitoes Along East Busway

The Allegheny County Health Department is seeing samples of the highest number of mosquitoes infected with West Nile Virus since they began tracking the disease a decade ago.

08/23/2012

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Local Mosquitoes Test Positive For West Nile Virus

The Allegheny County Health Department and Department of Environmental Protection will spray for mosquitoes Tuesday evening in some neighborhoods.

08/06/2012

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Canada Geese Droppings Cover North Shore Walkways

Canada geese are everywhere you look along the North Shore, but it’s what they’re leaving behind that’s a problem. The City of Pittsburgh and the Stadium and Exhibition Authority say they vacuum and flush as often as three times as week trying to stay on top of the poop.

07/16/2012

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Health Department, Whole Foods Issue Cheese Recall

The Allegheny County Health Department and Whole Foods Market have issued a recall for some cheese over listeria concerns.

07/12/2012

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Health Inspectors To Check Food Booths At Arts Festival

The Three Rivers Arts festival is known for its food. While the experience is not quite the same as sitting down in your favorite restaurant, food vendors still have to uphold the same strict health standards.

05/31/2012

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City Of Pittsburgh Reports 1st Rabies Case In Years

City of Pittsburgh Animal Control reports the first case of rabies in the city in 10 or possibly even 15 years.

05/15/2012

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Dr. Dixon Speaks Out On Firing

KDKA AM’s Larry and John talk to Dr. Bruce Dixon, who finally speaks out publicly about his firing.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–03/08/2012

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Board Of Health Votes To Remove Dixon From Director Position

Dr. Bruce Dixon has been the director of the Allegheny County Health Department for nearly 20 years, but he could be out of a job Wednesday afternoon.

03/07/2012

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County Executive Wants New Leadership At Health Department

For 20 years he’s been the go-to guy for every health emergency, but it appears that Dr. Bruce Dixon’s days as head of the Allegheny County Health Department may be numbered.

02/28/2012

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Health Department Steps In To Resolve Hoarder Situation

A landlord is trying to get a hoarder out of an apartment in Pittsburgh’s Friendship neighborhood and now the Allegheny County Health Department is stepping in.

02/28/2012

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Where Is The Flu? Slow Start This Season

Although we are in the midst of flu season, the flu has been off to a slow start this year.

01/19/2012

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Fungicide Found In Orange Juice

Imports of orange juice have been stopped, as the FDA tests for an anti-fungal agent. Higher than acceptable levels of this agent have been found in orange juice from Brazil.

01/12/2012

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Study: Driving With Cold Like Driving Drunk

A study conducted by a British insurance company says driving with a bad cold is like driving drunk. Motor safety experts found the driving skills of people who were sick dropped by 50 percent compared to those who are healthy.

01/06/2012

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Homewood Woman Rescued From House Filled With Clutter

The Allegheny County Health Department was called to Homewood today after emergency crews found deplorable conditions inside a home there today.

01/05/2012

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Health Department Doctor Discusses Household Germs

Now that winter’s here most of us are spending more time inside, but most of us aren’t alone. We’re not talking about your family here. We’re talking about germs that could be lurking in your home, including some places you may have never even dreamed.

12/28/2011

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