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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...
ReporterMany young people have H-I-V but don't know it. That's according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control which contains surprising numbers. It found that 25% of new HIV infections in the U.S. are people between the ages of 13 and 24. Most...
Tags: HIV, AIDS, World AIDS Day
ReporterPeople are more likely to get sick when the temperature drops. Cold weather means more people stay inside whether it's home, work or school. "It's a breeding ground for illnesses," says Dr. Steve Osborn at Doctors Express in Roanoke Doctors in Roanoke...
More than a decade ago, federal health inspectors wanted to shut down the pharmacy linked to a recent deadly meningitis outbreak until it cleaned up its operations, according to congressional investigators. Nearly 440 people have been sickened by...
Virginia public health officials say the number of suspected fungal meningitis cases in the state has increased to 50. That number includes three West Virginia residents and two fatal cases. A national outbreak of fungal meningitis has been linked to...
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...
UPDATED: 10/16/2012 07:29 p.m. WDBJ7 has confirmed that the second victim of the meningitis outbreak died at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Spokesperson Eric Earnhart says the person was first admitted to LewisGale Medical Center in Salem and...
Assignment ManagerMore than 600 people received injections of a medication linked to a meningitis outbreak. But doctors with the Virginia Department of Health say all the patients from two area clinics have now been contacted. The health department says only two...
New information from the The Centers for Disease Control shows West Nile Virus is spreading faster this year than in years past. The numbers are more than double nationwide this year over last. In Virginia this year, 13 cases have been reported so...
WDBJ7 ReporterResearchers at Virginia Tech are fattening up pigs on purpose but not to make sausage or pork chops. The pigs get to eat all they want. There's no limit on how much feed they get. Why do it? Researchers want to understand why people just can't stop...
Tags: Science and Technology
WDBJ7 ReporterResearchers at Virginia Tech are fattening up pigs on purpose but not to make sausage or pork chops. These pigs get to eat all they want. There's no limit on how much feed they get. Why do it? Researchers want to understand why people just can't...
Tags: Science and Technology, Weight, Obesity
Anewly formed infectious disease clinic in Lynchburg, VA is bringing expert medical care to those in the area with hepatitis C. An estimated 3.2 million people in the United States have a chronic hepatitis C viral infection. Most of them don’t even...
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