Infectious Diseases News
Video: Hagerman fish Hatchery see?s large enclosure to protect fish
16 Jan 2018 at 5:03pm
crews at the Hagerman Fish Hatchery continue to complete a large enclosure project that would protect fish from wildlife and diseases. While the hatchery received a facelift, the project is scheduled to be completed sometime in February.
Video: Flu Season May Get Worse
16 Jan 2018 at 2:06pm
The flu has already sickened millions of American, and now infectious disease experts say other flu strains could emerge, making this season worse than it already is.
Video: Flu cases this season expected to reach last year?s numbers
3 Jan 2018 at 5:03pm
We are right in the middle of the flu season, and according to an infectious disease specialist at the Missoula City-County Health Department, the confirmed number of cases this year is on target to hit similar numbers to last year?s.
Video: Help Promote Awareness About STDs In Central Illinois
28 Nov 2017 at 7:06am
Sexually transmitted diseases aren't often on our list of topics to talk about, but we must work to change that. Did you know that 50% of the children in central Illinois will contract a sexually transmitted disease by the time they are 25 years old? Additionally, as a result of the opioid epidemic, more young people are being diagnosed with HIV. Those numbers are devastating--making it critically important for all us to see what we can do to help promote awareness.
Video: Health Today
21 Nov 2017 at 7:33am
Host Mike Jupina talks with director of respiratory services Steven Hockman, pulmonary nurse navigator Donna Engle, pulmonary rehab program leader Lilly Morales, and pulmonary task force member Diane Schmeck about the many services offered by Penn State Health St. Joseph to treat lung diseases.
Video: PA Live: Dr. Shannon Kasperbauer November 20, 2017
20 Nov 2017 at 1:44pm
Folks with COPD are at greater risk for contracting a lung disease known as NTM. Surprisingly everyone encounters NTM during their daily live. Dr. Shannon Kasperbauer, an infectious disease physician, joins us to alert and educate patients with COPD about the risks.
Video: Closed PODs Drill Prepares Mesa County for Pandemic
16 Nov 2017 at 4:05pm
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.
When a worldwide pandemic strikes -- what does one do during a state of emergency to protect their family?
With a drill that they held on Thursday, Hilltop and Mesa County Public Health are at the forefront in the event a pandemic creates pandemonium.
Both Hilltop and MCPH acted as both the screening and health services as part of their drill.
Services provided during the event of a pandemic include distribution of medications, vaccines, and first aid.
The Closed PODs, also known as "Closed Points of Dispensing" work as areas of isolation to quarantine any fatal diseases related to a potential pandemic.
"If it were a real event, we would be responsible for vaccinating and medicating the entire population of Mesa County and we just don't have the numbers to do that because there's a lot of people in this valley. The more Closed PODs we can set up and help organizations like Hilltop set up something like this, the less pressure there is for us to take care of everybody," says Jen Stepleton, the Emergency Preparedness & Response Specialist for Mesa County Public Health.
Mesa County Public Health says by organizations screening and vaccinating their own staff and clients, it helps alleviate the number of people that would need to be seen by doctors and hospitals in the event of an actual pandemic.
Video: Veteran Seek Health Benefits After Exposure to Agent Orange
10 Nov 2017 at 8:04pm
Vietnam War Vets say they're suffering from diseases caused by exposure to agent orange while in Southeast Asia.
Video: Scientists Help Combat Diseases in Abandoned Orchards
9 Nov 2017 at 3:02pm
Advances in science are helping citrus growers combat diseases abandoned orchards can harbor.
Video: Talk With Your Doctor - TWYD171106
6 Nov 2017 at 4:32pm
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Video: Largest hedge ball manufacturing plant
1 Nov 2017 at 9:01am
Hedge balls. They're not the first thing that come to mind when you think of a medical breakthrough. But two entrepreneurs in Monmouth, Illinois hope to utilize the fruit to treat deadly diseases.
Video: Bleeding Disorders Walk And 5K Fun Run
7 Oct 2017 at 4:28pm
The third annual bleeding disorders walk and 5K fun run kicked off today in Rochester. The family friendly event raises money to support the Mary Gooley Hemophilia Center. The center provides specialized care for local patients and their families. We spoke to one family who attended the event for their son.
"We wouldn't be able to do this without them being so close to us in rochester and they provide awesome care for jackson."
"Having people who know exactly what you're going through is a great help. it makes the rollercoaster a little bit easier."
Blood-related diseases affect more than four million people in the U.S.
Video: Biocontainment Unit 5:30 pm
5 Oct 2017 at 2:30pm
Geisinger Health Services was asked to be one of eight hospitals across the state to build a unit to house and treat infectious diseases.
Video: Concerns Of Possible Diseases In Items Damaged by Hurricane
30 Sep 2017 at 8:45pm
Hidalgo County Health Director Eddie Olivares said there are no MRSA cases in the valley, but it's a concern statewide.
Video: Dog is Family
29 Sep 2017 at 7:03am
Learn about "Tick Borne Diseases - It's Not Just Lyme Diseases" with Dr. Linda Stern. Jack Rosa-Martir talks about "Pet First Aid: Canine Snout to Tail Assessment". Pat Emmett talks about how to know if your dog can be a "Canine Good Citizen" with Barb Emmett.