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State, local health officials prepare for 'unlikely' Ebola outbreak

State, local health officials prepare for 'unlikely' Ebola outbreak

As a Dallas hospital works to contain the Ebola virus, the Billings medical community is preparing for the unlikely event it spreads to Montana.

October 15, 2014 6:00 am Photos


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Guest opinion: Fearmongering trumps science in elk management

Guest opinion: Fearmongering trumps science in elk management

As a Montanan, having livestock experience, I understand the importance of protecting livestock from disease. I am also a conservationist hunter, advocating for our Public Trust wildlife, the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. The two interests are not incompatible.

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Health officials see spike in waterborne infections

CASPER, Wyo. — A microscopic parasite is infecting an unusually high number of people in Wyoming this year, with most of the illnesses occurring in Campbell County.

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Food vendors attend mandatory training, pass test for MontanaFair

Food vendors attend mandatory training, pass test for MontanaFair

MontanaFair is a junk food lovers’ paradise, offering culinary delights ranging from cotton candy, corn dogs and caramel apples to Beer Baron sausage, barbecue brisket and buffalo chips.

August 11, 2012 12:05 am Photos


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Shower before swim reduces chance of RWI

Water activities such as boating, swimming, water-skiing and fishing continue to grow in popularity every year. As more and more people take to the waters, chances of getting a recreational water illness (RWI) increase.

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UW scientist looks for bacteria in the clouds

LARAMIE — University of Wyoming professor Gary Franc has spent his career studying plant pathology as it relates to crop production, but now his research has taken him away from the ground and into the sky.

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Health Matters: Lifelong health starts through prevention

Since April 1995, communities throughout the United States have celebrated National Public Health Week to protect and improve our nation’s health.

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Rocky Mountain Lab scientists investigate new staph strain

Rocky Mountain Lab scientists investigate new staph strain

HAMILTON -- Rocky Mountain Laboratory scientists are helping researchers in New York City and London track an emerging strain of staph infection that has adapted to transmit more easily among humans.

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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.

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29th person dies in cantaloupe listeria outbreak

DENVER — The death toll in an outbreak of listeria in cantaloupe has reached 29 after federal health authorities say an eighth person has died in Colorado.

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Former MSU football player hopes to benefit Eastern Montana with coalbed methane research

Former MSU football player hopes to benefit Eastern Montana with coalbed methane research

BOZEMAN -- Talk to the people of Broadus, and you'll hear lots of fond stories about Elliott Barnhart, the native son who played football for Montana State University from 2004 to 2007.

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Rock Springs creeks better but still exceed limit

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. - Levels of E. coli bacteria and salt in two Rock Springs-area creeks were lower this year than the two previous years but still exceed federal maximums.

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Officials: 2 more Wyoming cattle test for brucellosis

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Livestock officials say two more cattle in Wyoming have tested positive for exposure to the disease brucellosis.

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Death toll in cantaloupe outbreak rises to 8

WASHINGTON (AP) - The death toll has risen to eight in an outbreak of listeria traced to Colorado-grown cantaloupes, officials said Wednesday.

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FDA, CDC investigate listeriosis outbreak's source

DENVER - The Food and Drug Administration is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to determine the source of contaminated cantaloupe blamed for a multistate listeriosis outbreak.

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Nutrition News: Food-related illnesses tend to increase during summer

A new national campaign developed by the Ad Council and other federal agencies has some great advice for Montana families headed outdoors this summer.

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State announces Wyoming's 1st West Nile case

CHEYENNE - A man from Goshen County in southeastern Wyoming man has been diagnosed with West Nile virus, the state's first confirmed case this year.

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Health Matters: Annual HIV test day promotes knowledge

In March and April, six new positive HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) tests were reported in Yellowstone County.

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Health Matters: Immunizations have prevented hundreds of millions of cases of disease

National Infant Immunization Week runs from April 23 to April 30. It’s an opportunity to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases.

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Wyoming couple advocates for safer foods

CASPER  — It took a month for authorities to realize contaminated spinach killed Polly Costello's mother.

February 28, 2011 11:30 pmLoading…

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