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WDBJ7 Anchor/ReporterSchool's almost out, but now is the time to think about next school year - at least when it comes to seeing the doctor. Pediatricians are busy doing physicals and giving the required vaccinations for next school year. Dr. Robert Gard with Physicians...
Tags: Drugs and Medicines, Tetanus, Whooping Cough
UPDATE: Five more students contract chicken pox at Tunstall High School, principal says it's under controlWDBJ7 ReporterThe principal at Tunstall High School believes an outbreak of chickenpox is under control. 25 students have the disease. The Health Department spent the start of this week giving vaccinations to more than 100 students at both Tunstall High School and ...
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...
Tunstall High School is dealing with an outbreak of chickenpox. Around 20 students at the Pittsylvania County school have chickenpox and are out of school. Head nurses from the county school board office are working directly with the school to see...
Tags: Students, Skin Rash, Education, Pittsylvania County, Symptoms
State agriculture officials are urging horse owners to keep their horses' vaccinations updated. Last year, there was only one confirmed case of West Nile Virus in horses and there were no cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis. But the Virginia...
Tags: Rabies, West Nile Virus, Drugs and Medicines
WDBJ7 Multimedia JournalistLancerlot Sports Complex in Vinton will host the Pet Health Fair on Saturday, April 13th, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Veterinarians and Pet Technicians will be on hand to answer questions, give rabies vaccines, and give demonstrations. The health fair...
The Virginia Department of Health will examine a dead fox to see if it had rabies. That fox attacked a man and his dog in Ferrum. The fox had bit the man's leg. He was treated at Carilion Franklin Memorial hospital. WDBJ7 spoke with 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...
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...
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