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By adamg - 9/11/19 - 12:34 pm

The state Department of Public Health today ordered doctors and nurse practitioners to begin reporting "any suspected cases of unexplained e-cigarette or vaping-associated pulmonary disease" for at least the next 12 months, as officials here, as elsewhere, try to get a grip on what's putting vapers into the hospital. Read more.

By adamg - 8/25/19 - 12:49 pm

The Chronicle of the Horse profiles Julia Sipp, 11, whose passion is competitive pony riding - she trains at Mor Linn Farm in Walpole - and who was diagnosed with, and survived, Powassan Disease, a (so far) rare virus that is spread through ticks. Read more.

By adamg - 5/15/19 - 1:01 pm

City Councilors Matt O'Malley (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury) and Annissa Essaibi-George (at large) will lead an effort to curb what they said was a growing epidemic of teens using nicotine inhalers known as e-cigarettes. Read more.

By adamg - 5/2/19 - 2:06 pm

Undark details what happened after a mother walked into a Lowell clinic last fall with her daughter, who had measles. Read more.

By adamg - 4/27/19 - 11:50 am

WBZ reports on the third grader at the Otis School on Marion Street.

By adamg - 4/1/19 - 9:54 pm

The Swellesley Report alerts us that Atrius Health is confirming one of the patients at its Harvard Vanguard health center in Wellesley was diagnosed with measles yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 11/20/18 - 3:17 pm

The CDC reports another outbreak of E. coli disease linked to romaine lettuce and says some of the cases have been in Massachusetts. Read more.

By adamg - 11/7/18 - 10:28 am

The Harvard Crimson reports "recent cases of mumps and infectious mononucleosis" at the school.

By adamg - 10/15/18 - 10:26 am

A new study by the BPDA tries to calculate the costs of proposed federal immigration rules that would bar anybody who ever applies for any taxpayer-funded programs - including early-childhood nutrition programs and state-subsidized health insurance - and concludes Boston could lose a significant part of its workforce and risk increases in communicable diseases as immigrants drop out of health-care programs to try to stay here. Read more.

By adamg - 10/5/18 - 7:29 pm

Boston Veterinary Care reports:

There have been multiple confirmed cases of Leptospirosis in dogs throughout the city of Boston. Leptospirosis is a bacteria that can infect humans and pets, and can be life threatening.

Symptoms: Read more.

By adamg - 9/24/18 - 3:29 pm

The state Department of Public Health reports an outbreak of Hepatitis A among homeless people in the state - with many of the cases in Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 8/27/18 - 8:14 pm
Aboard the receiving ship at Commonwealth Pier in Boston

Sailors working out at Commonwealth Pier during the Great War. Source.

In August, 1918, Commonwealth Pier - today's World Trade Center - was a bustling place, with hundreds of sailors arriving there to await their permanent assignments for the "Great War" that the US had entered the year before.

Sometime on Aug. 27 or 28, two sailors reported, yes, flu-like symptoms. Read more.

By adamg - 7/27/18 - 7:00 pm

The Boston Public Health Commission reports anybody who might have visited the Tasty Burger on Boylston Street between 7 and 11 p.m. on July 19 or Terminal B at Logan Airport between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m on July 20 should check themselves for possible measles symptoms. Read more.

By adamg - 7/22/18 - 5:36 pm
Warning about West Nile Virus on a paper plate at Jamaica Pond

At Jamaica Pond this afternoon.

By adamg - 7/19/18 - 6:53 pm

US Attorney Andrew Lelling vowed today to go after any center that lets opioid addicts shoot up under medical supervision. Read more.

By adamg - 6/19/18 - 10:00 am

Mayor Walsh said today he's picked a South Carolina-based lawfirm to file suit against the makers of opioids to try to recover some of the costs he says the city has incurred treating and dealing with users of their products. Read more.

By adamg - 6/6/18 - 1:21 pm

City councilors will be looking towards regulations that would stamp out alleged sober homes whose operators prey on residents, rather than help them recover. Read more.

By adamg - 2/8/18 - 9:16 am

A city analysis of public-health data from 2016 and 2017 shows Bostonians are having healthier babies and are less likely to grow up smoking, or do lots of binge drinking or have unsafe sex than in years past. But the numbers also show a rapid rise in opioid deaths and too many of us are anxious and torpid - fewer Bostonians are exercising and rates of certain chronic diseases remain unchanged. Read more.

By adamg - 12/7/17 - 3:21 pm

BU Today reports the Boston Public Health Commission has given the go-ahead to BU's National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories on Albany Street to begin research on the world's deadliest pathogens, including Ebola virus and the related Marburg virus.

By adamg - 10/23/17 - 9:21 am

The Herald analyzes reports to the city's 311 system, finds discarded needles are showing up all across the city, including playgrounds, keeping parents wary and the city's four full-time needle removers busy.

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