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ReporterSeveral pools across the area are set to open for the season this coming Memorial Day weekend. A study just released from the Centers for Disease Control shows 58% of the pools it studied, tested positive for E. Coli. The Green Ridge Recreation Center...
Tuesday, May 7 I truly hope you were able to catch "Susan's Story," either last night at 6 or today on WDBJ 7 Mornin'. Susan Bahorich bravely shared her personal struggle with ovarian cancer. I am so proud of her for being open and honest with what she is...
WDBJ 7 Anchor/ReporterKindergarten registration begins Thursday for Roanoke City Public Schools, and in several other school districts. Registration is open to Roanoke children who will be five years old on or before September 30. Parents also have some homework to do. ...
A raccoon has tested positive for rabies in Danville. The raccoon was found on Westover Drive. The Virginia Department of Health asks pet owners to vaccinate their pets immediately. Rabies can be deadly to humans to animals and humans. Here is the...
In early September, an alert healthcare worker in Tennessee discovered that her ill patient had fungus in their spinal fluid. Within a matter of days, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) were involved, and an...
Pharmacies in Roanoke, New River Valley, Martinsville, Lynchburg either out of or low on flu vaccineReporterThis flu season will be one for the record books. Some locations in our area have run out of the vaccine and those that still have a supply can barely keep it in stock. At the Downhome Pharmacy in Botetourt County, business is booming. The owner...
reporterAt Doctors Express in Roanoke, it has already started. "We had a couple cases of the flu about a month ago. And in the past week, actually just yesterday, we had 3-more cases," says Dr Serge Depret-Guillaume. The flu virus is alive and well, and this...
Health officials in Pittsylvania County are warning about a rabies. A skunk found recently in the Deerview Road area of Gretna tested positive for the disease. People in the area should keep an eye on their animals, as they may have come in contact...
The Virginia Department of Health says only two people have died from meningitis in the state. The illnesses are linked to tainted medication from a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy. The Centers for Disease Control Wednesday incorrectly reported a...
If you live near Lynchburg, you may be eligible for a free flu shot. The Central Virginia Health District and the Lynchburg Fire Department is teaming up to give out 400 free flu shots from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 20. The shots will be given out at...
Danville Newsroom ChiefIt's called an epidemic in Pittsylvania County. "I've been here 20 years now and it was very rare 20 years ago," said Paulette Dean, director of the Danville Area Humane Society. "It's a great concern for shelters because we take in strays and you do...
WDBJ 7 Anchor/ReporterKids are back in school, but they might be bringing home more than just books and papers. They may also be bringing home colds. Local pediatricians say they're already busy this school year. Dr. John Moore is with Carilion Pediatric Medicine. He...
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