Dr. Karen Hacker

How Do You Decide When Your Child Is Too Sick For School?t is a question many parents face during the school year, when do you decide that your child is too sick to go to school? Sometimes it is obvious but other times it’s not so clear. Allegheny County Health Department Director Dr. Karen Hacker joined the KDKA Morning News with Larry Richert and John Shumway to give some tips.
Health Officials: More Allegheny Co. Kids Getting Measles Vaccinations At Recommended AgesThe measles - highly contagious, and according to most medical experts, highly preventable.
Death Blamed On Allegheny County Flu OutbreakA major flu outbreak has made for a miserable holiday season for hundreds of local people, and is being blamed for at least one death.
Local Chinese Food Warehouse Investigated For Rat InfestationA local food warehouse is being investigated by the United States Food and Drug Administration.
Allegheny Co. Health Officials Make Preparations For Possible Ebola CasesThe message was clear, there have been no local cases of Ebola, but those on the front lines are ready if needed.
Allegheny Co. Health Dept. Director Addresses Local Ebola FearsAs fears over Ebola creep closer to home, local health officials are doing all they can to ease the minds of those worried about it.
Allegheny Co. Health Dept., Hospitals Prepping For Possibility Of EbolaThe mistakes surrounding the United States' first Ebola case has been well documented.
Allegheny Co. Health Dept. Waiting On Testing Of Possible EV-D68 CasesTwo area schools notified parents Thursday they had students with confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68, or EV68.
Allegheny County Health Dept. Investigating Measles CaseOfficials with the Allegheny County Health Department who are investigating after a resident was diagnosed with measles are urging anyone who may have been exposed to report it.
Winter Weather Hits The 'Burgh HardWith the weather dropping to a new record cold, many people have chosen to stay indoors. What are some precautions you should be taking?
Oakland Restaurant Reopens After E. Coli InvestigationAn E. coli outbreak linked to a restaurant in Oakland sickened five people this month. Today, the restaurant reopened and the Health Department has not nailed down the source of the E. coli.
Health Department Probing 5 E. Coli Cases At Oakland RestaurantThe Allegheny County Health Department is investigating after five people were diagnosed with E. coli infections after eating at a restaurant in Oakland this month.
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