Pennsylvania Health Department

(Flu shots are administered at a Philadelphia health clinic.   File photo by Steve Tawa)

Pennsylvania’s Flu Season Is Worst in Three Years

There are about 11,000 confirmed cases in Pennsylvania so far this season, and 22 deaths.


(A woman gets a flu shot at a Philadelphia health clinic.  File photo by Hadas Kuznits)

PA Health Officials: Flu Virus A Busy Bug Since Thanksgiving

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports a higher than normal number of flu cases so far this season.


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Mosquito Spraying In Fairmount Park Tonight

After finding mosquitos that could potentially carry the West Nile virus, the Philadelphia Department of Health will spray tonight in parts of Fairmount Park.


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New Cardiac Arrest Law Means Coaches Have Homework To Do

Pennsylvania’s scholastic athletic coaches have some homework, meeting the guidelines of a just-implemented law on preventing sudden cardiac arrest.


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Pennsylvania Health Officials Say Don’t Eat Shellfish From Korea

The FDA has not issued an official recall, but state Department of Agriculture spokeswoman Samantha Krepps advises Pennsylvanians to discard or return fresh or frozen shellfish products from Korea.


Pennsylvania Has First Listeria Illness Linked To Tainted Cantaloupe

Health officials in Pennsylvania say a suburban Philadelphia woman is the state’s first reported case of someone becoming ill after eating a cantaloupe tainted with listeria.



Number Of Infections Acquired In Pa. Hospitals Fell Last Year

New regulations for hospital-acquired infections took effect in Pennsylvania in 2008. The state Health department says those infections dropped by 3.4% overall between 2009 and 2010.



Pa. Health Officials Warn Of Another Possible Measles Exposure

This time, says state Health Department spokeswoman Christine Cronkright, the issue involves an international traveler who was in Philadelphia August 14th through the 17th.


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Delaware County To Provide Free Flu Shots This Week

Pennsylvania’s Health Department will be offering free flu shot clinics throughout the state with the closest in Chester on December 9th, 10th and 11th.