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Communicable Diseases (INACTIVE)

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  • Containing polio

    Containing polio
    Officials at the World Health Organization warned this week that a recent outbreak of polio among children in Syria potentially could threaten the entire region unless urgent steps are taken to halt its spread. The United Nations reported that the two-and-a half-year Syrian civil war has devastated the country's health-care system, disrupted vaccination programs and left millions of families living in squalid refugee camps whose unsanitary conditions make them ideal breeding grounds for diseases like polio.
  • Parkville High has case of TB

    Parkville High has case of TB
    About 60 people from Parkville High School may have been exposed to tuberculosis toward the end of the school year, the Baltimore County Health Department said Friday, after an unidentified person — described only as a "young lady" — was...

    Howard County Nonprofit Directory

    Howard County Nonprofit Directory
    Howard County boasts a wealth of nonprofits serving a wide array of needs. Some of the organizations are assisting people in crisis, others are providing specialized services for underserved demographic groups, and many are offering educational...

    Anne Arundel County health briefs

    Blood drive An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 18 at the Baltimore Washington Medical Center, 301 Hospital Drive, Glen Burnie. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or BWMC's marketing and communications department 410-787-4367....

    Baby boomers unknowingly infected with hepatitis C

    Baby boomers unknowingly infected with hepatitis C
    When Alan Shackelford's ankles would swell up, he brushed it off as another sign of getting older — only to find out it was a symptom of something much worse. The 59-year-old Windsor Mill man was shocked when his doctor recently diagnosed him...