| Sep 6, 2012
| 11:33 AM
Delaware and District of Columbia health officials are reporting their first West Nile virus deaths.
District health officials also announced that another resident is hospitalized with the virus.
Delaware officials said a 76-year-old New Castle woman...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 1:26 PM
Much of Johns Hopkins epidemiologist Jason Farley's recent research has focused on an evolving medical crisis: How to stop the spread of bacteria that have adapted immunity to most antibiotics.
To stop it the medical community needs to track it. He's...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 4:49 AM
WEATHER: Cloudy early in the day, then mostly sunny with a high near 71. Wednesday night is expected to be mostly clear, with a low around 48.
TRAFFIC: Check our traffic updates for this morning’s issues.
No charges against city officer...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 5:37 PM
Hundreds of Marylanders may need spinal taps as public health leaders seek to rein in a fungal meningitis outbreak that continues to expand as more is learned about the unusual cases.
Health officials said Wednesday that they still are working to contact...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 4:13 PM
In the Anne Arundel community of Berrywood, neighbors talk to each other daily. Could you recommend a plumber? Anyone want my piano? Hey, we have a hobby in common!
More and more, the conversations take place online.
A quarter of Berrywood households...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 3:00 AM
In July, authorities discovered that a radiology technician who had worked in Maryland and several other states had been injecting himself with narcotics-filled syringes, refilling them with saline and leaving them behind for use on patients. More than 1,...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 1:40 PM
A national outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to a tainted steroid killed two Marylanders. Nearly two dozen people living with the disease and hundreds of others who may have been exposed fear they may be next.
Sheila Smelkinson began suffering in...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Behind-the-scenes jostling for committee chairmanships in the U.S. Senate has left Maryland Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski poised to take over the Senate Intelligence Committee — a move experts said Tuesday could bolster the role cybersecurity plays in...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 3:50 PM
A dozen or more cases of mumps have been reported among Loyola University Maryland students over the past month, prompting officials to alert the campus community to signs of the rare virus that has spread rapidly across college campuses in recent...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 4:49 PM
The pharmacy at the center of a fungal meningitis outbreak that has hit 19 states said Friday it has declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Massachusetts.
The New England Compounding Center also said it plans to establish a fund to compensate those affected...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 9:58 AM
A Loyola University Maryland undergraduate student is at a local hospital recovering from bacterial meningitis, a school spokesman said Thursday.
The student was taken to the emergency room of the unnamed hospital Wednesday after being examined at the...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 8:25 AM
When Jonah Posner developed a fever last spring, his mother, Tracy, didn’t think much of it. The then-2-year-old was eating, drinking and sleeping as he usually did.
“He had no other symptoms besides the fever,” Tracy Posner says....