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Baltimore Sun reportersDestinee Alicia Parker was an aspiring artist who loved animals, Lil Wayne and scary movies. She and her two sisters were known as the "Parker Posse" at Montebello Elementary/Middle School. And although she was healthy, she died of swine flu Tuesday...
During the late summer of 1918, Americans were gripped by news from the European front as World War I neared its end. They didn't dream that a larger, more deadly battle would soon be fought on U.S. soil. The influenza pandemic of 1918 killed about 500,...
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Sun StaffIt's Halloween and time once again to gather family and friends around the fireplace in a darkened room and listen to the retelling of ghost stories while sipping chilled cider. Experts in the field of spectral phenomenon claim that Maryland and...
Sun StaffShe thought it was just a cold. Her throat was sore, and she felt tired all over. But as JoAnn Barr got her son ready for school that morning in March, she started gasping for breath. Within a few hours, Barr was on a ventilator in intensive care, her...
Sun StaffWhen Ruth Johnston got a crushing headache and started to slur words that morning on the sailboat, her husband took action. He radioed the Coast Guard that she was having a stroke. Within 15 minutes, Maryland medics whisked the woman to North Arundel...
Sun StaffRip Ballou's world began to blur around the edges as he stood among the croquet wickets, sipping home-brewed beer at a friend's lawn party. He should have expected it. Two weeks earlier, he'd agreed to let infected mosquitoes land on his arm and fill...
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Sun StaffILIFI, Kenya -- It's a calamity occurring in slow-motion, something that many see happening but no one is sure how to stop. Here in Africa, where AIDS and tuberculosis rage, doctors are witnessing another health catastrophe in the making, a surge in fatal...
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — Sisters Lauren Scott and Patrice Fambrini stood near the check-in desk of Curry Village, a quaint collection of tents and cabins in Yosemite National Park, and considered the merits of their lodgings. Last year, three...
The Sacramento BeeUC Davis researchers have discovered swine flu in California elephant seals, but the marine mammals don't exhibit any large runny noses. The scientists detected the H1N1 virus in free-ranging northern elephant seals off the Central California coast a...
The Sacramento BeeUC Davis researchers have discovered swine flu in California elephant seals, but the marine mammals don't exhibit any large runny noses. The scientists detected the H1N1 virus in free-ranging northern elephant seals off the central California coast a...
The Jamestown Sun, N.D.However welcome they are after a long winter, sunshine and springtime do bring with them some unwelcome visitors that spread disease -- ticks. Health officials from the North Dakota Department of Health and Central Valley Health District are reminding...
NewsdayJ.R. Smith started getting the chills Friday night and Mike Woodson said he had a temperature of 102 Saturday morning. Smith clearly felt the effects of the virus he had, but he played nearly 25 minutes in the Knicks' 82-71 loss to Indiana. He was 4-...
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