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May 2, 2015 11:15 PM Texas High Schools See Spike In STDs

CRANE (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — An outbreak of chlamydia, a sexually transmitted disease, has been reported at a small West Texas high school. The Crane Independent School District sent a letter to parents of Crane High School students informing them that 20 cases of chlamydia had been confirmed at the school. The school has an enrollment of about 300 students 42

May 1, 2015 9:43 PM Iowa Declares State of Emergency Over Bird Flu

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad declared a state of emergency in his state on Friday to confront a spiraling bird flu outbreak. Millions of birds across the country have been infected by the highly pathogenic H5 avian flu in the most recent outbreak, which could result in the biggest death toll in U.S. history according to Reuters. “While the avian influenza 30

May 1, 2015 7:00 PM Humane Society Arrives in Nepal to Rescue Animals and Bring Hope

"Call them what you want – my property, my family, my friends ... [My goats] are all I have left," Purnima Tamang told Humane Society International in Nepal. This week, a team of Humane Society International's disaster relief experts and veterinarians touched down to provide much needed help to the hundreds of thousands of animals affected by the quake 126

April 30, 2015 2:01 AM Ohio botulism outbreak blamed on potato salad

Ohio state health investigators said they found the culprit for the recent Ohio botulism outbreak, it was the home canned potatoes, used in potato salad. The potato salad was serve at a church potluck causing people to get sick and killing one. The Ohio Department of Health said there are now 21 confirmed cases of botulism while ten more are waiting 58

April 29, 2015 10:51 PM Gonorrhea cases in Washington jump by nearly 40 percent

The number of gonorrhea cases diagnosed rose by nearly 40 percent in 2014 -- from 4,395 cases in 2013 to 6,136 cases in 2014. Health officials also reported a 33 percent increase from 2012 to 2013. Gonorrhea is the second most common sexually transmitted disease in the state. Rates of infection have been going up since 2009 -- from a rate of 34 cases 33

April 28, 2015 4:20 PM 1 year later: Rebuilding from string of strong tornados that devastated parts of Mississippi

In this April 22, 2015 photograph, Ryan Blackwell, 3, plays on the yet-to-be developed front yard of his new house in Louisville, Miss., as the community marks the first anniversary of an April 28, 2014, tornado system that killed 10 people in Louisville and surrounding areas, and destroyed 391 buildings. Blackwell's family house, which was destroyed 15

April 27, 2015 8:02 PM Source of Ohio botulism cases likely was potato salad

LANCASTER, Ohio (AP) — Health officials say the likely source of the botulism outbreak that killed one person and sickened many others at an Ohio church potluck dinner was home-canned potatoes used in a potato salad. A 55-year-old woman died, and officials have confirmed 20 other botulism cases, along with 10 suspected cases. A dozen people are still 12

April 27, 2015 6:06 PM U.S. asks China to drop ban on poultry imports triggered by bird flu

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Monday asked China to drop a ban on imports of U.S. poultry imposed because of an outbreak of bird flu in chickens and turkeys. The United States wants China to limit trade only from states or regions that have had cases of the flu, which is deadly to poultry, Vilsack told reporters 34

April 27, 2015 5:26 PM Health Buzz: Farmers Offered Preventive Bird Flu Medication

Public health officials are optimistic the virus won't spread to humans. Approximately 300 people in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and South Dakota should begin taking an antiviral medication after being exposed to a strain of bird flu, U.S. public health officials told Reuters Health. The H5N2 influenza virus has infected turkeys and chickens on Midwestern 34

April 27, 2015 3:03 PM Report: Journalists Face Deadliest Time 'In Recent History'

A new report says the twin threat of extremist groups and the governments that restrict liberties to combat them has led to "the most deadly and dangerous period for journalists in recent history." The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists released its annual report on press freedom Monday. The collection of essays explores Syria's deadly reporting 14