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  • South Dakota leads nation in flu vaccinations rate

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The state Health Department says South Dakota had the nation's highest percentage for influenza vaccinations last season. Figures released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention show that nearly 60 percent of South Dakotas received flu shots. The state...

  • Indiana plans campaign to reduce infant deaths

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A state agency is preparing a multimedia campaign aimed at trying to reduce Indiana's high infant-mortality rate. The State Department of Health plans spending $1.3 million on the "Labor of Love" campaign, which is to start in November with television, radio and...

  • Rhode Island officials warn of respiratory illness

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State health officials say they assume a respiratory infection that has caused some serious illness in other states will soon be in Rhode Island, if it isn't here already. Rhode Island Department of Health says it has tested several patients for enterovirus D68...

  • Group giving away marijuana to veterans; deadline to RSVP is Friday

    By Anica Padilla, 7News
    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    DENVER — More than 200 veterans are expected to attend the Denver Cannabis Giveaway on Saturday, organizers say. Operation Grow4Vets (OG4V) is hosting the event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Quality Inn Central Denver, at 200 W. 48th Ave. Participants can stop in anytime during...

  • Malta rejects ship with suspected Ebola case

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Malta has refused entry to a cargo ship with a Filippino on board who was showing symptoms of Ebola, citing fears the virus might spread on the Mediterranean island. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said Malta was legally and morally right to refuse to let the Hong...

  • Fayetteville VA emergency department now a clinic

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The Fayetteville Veterans Affairs Medical Center is temporarily converting its emergency department to an urgent care clinic. The VA announced the change is effective Friday. The agency said the change results from staffing issues in the emergency department....

  • French medic getting experimental Ebola treatment

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — Authorities say a French volunteer nurse infected with the Ebola virus is receiving experimental drugs. The nurse, who worked with Doctors Without Borders in Liberia, was transferred to France early Friday and is being treated in the Begin hospital in Saint-Mande near...

  • Virus prompts restrictions at 2 Colorado hospitals

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    GREELEY — Hospitals in Greeley and Loveland have imposed visitor restrictions because of the Colorado outbreak of enterovirus 68. The Greeley Tribune reported Friday (http://tinyurl.com/q6oulmp ) the restrictions include no visitors under age 13 and mandatory health screenings...

  • Guinea: 8 people killed on Ebola awareness trip

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The team of health officials accompanied by journalists came to the village to educate people about how to avoid contracting Ebola. Instead, a group of local residents turned on their would-be benefactors, attacking them with knives and rocks and killing eight of...

  • Georgetown student died of bacterial meningitis

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Georgetown student who died after contracting meningitis had the most serious form of the infection. In a letter to parents, students and staff sent late Thursday, the university says that sophomore Andrea Jaime died of bacterial meningitis on Tuesday. That type...

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