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Let the sneezing begin. It's that time of year when the sniffles don't necessarily mean you have a cold or the flu. It could be allergies caused by pollen. As the trees, flowers and grasses begin to bud, tiny pollen particles become airborne and we inhale...
Tags: Flu, Physical Conditions, Allergies
James Madison University is the latest Virginia school to report a mumps case. The university says one student was treated for contagious viral infection. It is advising students to take precautions and to stay home if they are ill to avoid...
WDBJ7 anchor/reporter"Put on a coat before going outsideor you're going to get sick!"Most of us remember hearing this warning as children. Unfortunately, moms all over were wrong about this one. The truth is, what you wear when it's cold, has no bearing on whether you get a...
Tags: Healthy Diet
Thursday is national black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, and Roanoke is taking part in it. The Drop-In Center is hosting a National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. The Drop-In Center is located at 356 Campbell Avenue in downtown...
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...
Tags: Health, Rabies, Symptoms, Medical Procedures and Tests, Pets
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...
Software company founder John McAfee tells The Associated Press he has formally requested asylum in Guatemala, claiming he is the victim of persecution in neighboring Belize. The U.S. citizen had a series of clashes with neighbors and authorities over...
Tags: Belize, Guatemala, Murder, Colleges and Universities, Email
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...
WDBJ7 ReporterThe U.S. Forestry Service invited our crews to tag along today, as they worked with volunteers to plant seedlings in a secret spot. Way deep in Craig County, about a dozen volunteers worked through a biting wind, as they planted small American...
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...
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...
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...
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