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Infectious Disease

Bullock encourages Montanans to be healthier

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock is releasing a health plan for the state that focuses on promotion and prevention.

June 20, 2013 3:16 pmLoading…

Fatal infection patient had underlying condition

CASPER, Wyo. — A patient who died after being treated at a Gillette hospital for invasive Group A streptococcus had an underlying health condition that made the person more susceptible to illness, a Wyoming health official said Thursday.

September 27, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

1 'flesh-eating' strep patient in Wyoming dies

GILLETTE, Wyo. — One of two people being treated at a Gillette hospital for "flesh-eating bacteria" has died, the hospital's infectious-disease specialist said Wednesday.

September 26, 2012 3:59 pm Related Loading…

4 confirmed West Nile cases, no deaths in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming has had a relatively easy West Nile season, thanks in part to the drought.

September 06, 2012 11:23 amLoading…

Montana ranks 50th in immunization coverage

Montana made no progress in improving its overall health in 2011, according to a national survey.

August 17, 2012 9:45 pmLoading…

Greatest reward in doctor's world can be the people around him

The caller ID reads “Elliot,” and as usual, the conversation begins in mid-sentence. It may be from any of 10 different threads (patients, hoops, kids, etc.), but as you know with longtime homies, it flows just fine.

June 26, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…
MSU grad's vaccines save millions

MSU grad's vaccines save millions

BOZEMAN -- With the onset of flu season -- and the annual question of 'to be vaccinated or not to be vaccinated' -- it is worth noting that world of human health, particularly in the area of preventive medicine, owes much to an graduate of Montana State University.

November 05, 2011 12:00 pmLoading…

Number of rabid skunks rising in Cheyenne area

CHEYENNE — Animal control authorities say eight rabid skunks have been found in the Cheyenne area since late last year.

July 03, 2011 4:20 pmLoading…

Naturopathic medicine: When is it too late to reduce your mortality?

Do you think it may be too late to make changes for better health or a longer life? It IS difficult to create and maintain the good habits that you read about: regular exercise, a healthy diet, stopping smoking.

June 15, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Wyoming Health Department urges West Nile precautions

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Health says West Nile virus remains a threat even though Wyoming has had few cases of the disease in recent years.

May 27, 2011 10:00 amLoading…

No cases of equine herpes virus in Wyoming

CHEYENNE - Wyoming's state veterinarian is encouraging horse owners to monitor their animals for signs of a fatal virus that's infected horses in some Western states.

May 17, 2011 12:27 pmLoading…

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