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Los Angeles TimesWhooping cough is a respiratory infection caused by the Bordetella pertussis bacterium. An airborne disease that can also be spread through direct contact, it infects infants when someone with the disease breathes on them or coughs or sneezes in close...
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Washington County Health Department Carla Freeman has been named Washington County Health Department's Employee of the Quarter for the first quarter of 2011. Freeman has been employed by the health department since 2008, where she works as a community...
Health care experts and some public officials are floating a radical idea as Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel prepares to take office: a full or partial merger of Chicago and Cook County's health departments. Operating a single health department with broader...
Tribune reportersPart of a baby's protection against the H1N1 flu depends on its most natural interactions with its mother, but other measures are needed as well. Below, Tribune reporters address questions from readers about the swine flu virus: Q: Do newborn children...
U.S. News & World ReportFrequent questions and their answers. Photo: JAY DIRECTO/AFP/Getty Images The outbreak of a new form of swine flu has prompted the United States and the World Health Organization to declare a public health emergency. President Obama called the...
Sun-SentinelChapter 4: Immigrants As immigrants struggle to talk to a doctor, take a pill or even admit they're ill, they face daunting roadblocks: Different culture. Different language. Different beliefs. LOVE When all hope had vanished, she found reason to live...
Associated Press WriterThe United Nations warned Wednesday that respiratory and waterborne diseases could break out in areas affected by southern Asia's tsunami disaster "in the next few days." Although relief organizations are distributing medical supplies to prevent the...
Tribune foreign correspondentThandiwe Mwandla can't give her sugar cane away these days, much less sell it. The same goes for her sweet bananas and corn and the hard little peaches that grow in her garden. The fruit has AIDS, people say. Switching from farmer to tailor, Mwandla, 45,...
Tribune foreign correspondentThe wind has no name. But it is a fierce wind, a bad wind, and when it blows down this tar-black jungle river most people run. Because it turns their eyes to color of blood. Because the wind kills them. Isidore Edjimouagno knows. He survived the evil...
Health WriterWhat was once a near-automatic death sentence is now treatable. But AIDS still has no cure, and complacency and ignorance about the disease could put millions more at risk of being consumed by this unrelenting, global epidemic. Twenty years ago, on...
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