Virus

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Angie’s List: Protecting Your Dog From The New Flu Strain

A new strain of flu is affecting thousands of dogs all over the country. At least six in the Chicago area have died.

06/04/2015

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Beards Are Back In Style, But Can They Be A Health Hazard?

From close-cropped, to slightly fuller ones, facial hair is back in style. But, is something as innocent as a beard, also a health hazard?

04/13/2015

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7 Flu Deaths Reported, Officials Expect More This Season

We are only halfway through flu season and seven deaths have already been reported in Allegheny County.

01/13/2015

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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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Penguins’ Downie & Greiss Diagnosed With Mumps, Sutter Tests Negative

Add forward Steve Downie and goaltender Thomas Greiss to the list of Pittsburgh Penguins dealing with the mumps.

12/26/2014

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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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Pens: Downie, Sutter & Greiss Being Tested For Mumps

The Penguins are in Florida to take on the Panthers tonight, but three players have been sent home early to be tested for the mumps.

12/22/2014

Olli Maatta #3 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates off the ice after the Penguins were eliminated in Game Seven of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 13, 2014 at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. New York defeated Pittsburgh 2-1 to advance to the next round. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Pens: Maatta Positive For Mumps, Greiss & Bortuzzo Tested

Another Penguins player has gotten the mumps.

12/19/2014

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Penguins: Crosby To Miss 2 Games As Precaution

Sidney Crosby will miss the next two games as a precaution for the Mumps.

12/12/2014

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Over 100 In Pennsylvania Being Watched For Ebola

Pennsylvania health officials say three Pennsylvanians continue to show no signs of Ebola, after taking an Oct. 13 flight from Cleveland to Dallas with a nurse who later tested positive for the virus.

10/28/2014

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Rep. Murphy, Sen. Casey Discuss Handling Of Ebola Crisis

As concerns over Ebola continue to spread, Pennsylvania lawmakers are weighing in on how the virus is being handled.

10/20/2014

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3 Pennsylvanians Being Monitored In Ebola Probe

Gov. Tom Corbett says three Pennsylvanians who were on a flight from Cleveland to Dallas with a nurse who tested positive for Ebola are being monitored in Texas and haven’t been back home since the Monday trip.

10/17/2014

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Local Congressmen Call For Travel Ban To, From Ebola-Affected African Countries

Did the late Thomas Eric Duncan enter the United States under false pretenses, covering up his exposure to Ebola in Liberia to customs officials?

10/14/2014

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Brother’s Brother Sending Supplies To Africa In Fight Against Ebola

As Ebola continues to spread in West Africa, a locally-based international charity is stepping in to help.

10/14/2014

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Local Hospitals Say They’re Prepared For Any Ebola Cases In Pittsburgh

The death of Thomas Eric Duncan, from the Ebola virus he contracted in West Africa, has now led to the first transmitted case of Ebola in the United States, in a nurse who cared for Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

10/13/2014

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