October 31, 2011 |
Is migrating to the United States hazardous to your health? If you're Latino and have lived in the states more than 20 years, you might want to listen up: Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found that the longer immigrants have lived in the U.S., the worse their health gets. Latinos who migrated to the U.S. more than 20 years ago were twice as likely to be obese as those who had lived here for less than 10 years, lead researcher Leslie Cofie and colleagues reported Monday at the American Public Health Association's annual meeting and expo in Washington.
July 18, 2012 |
SEATTLE -- In the category of no good deed goes unpunished comes the tale of Paul Gaylord, the Prineville, Ore., man who tried to save a cat choking on a mouse and is now painfully recovering from a case of the plague. Oregon health officials have said there is no public health emergency - the disease that wiped out a third of Europe during the Middle Ages does not appear to have spread - but Gaylord just barely survived, and is likely to lose the better part of his fingers and toes to the disease.
November 10, 2007 |
A wildlife biologist at Grand Canyon National Park most likely died from plague contracted while performing a necropsy on a mountain lion that later tested positive for the disease. Eric York, 37, who worked in the park's cougar-collaring program, became ill on Oct. 30 and called in sick for a couple of days before being found dead in his home Nov. 2. Tests were positive for pneumonic plague. Officials said 49 people who came in contact with York were given antibiotics as a precaution.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1989
A campground in the Angeles National Forest has been closed to allow health officials to control an outbreak of an animal disease that shows up as bubonic plague in humans, authorities said Wednesday. A ground squirrel found in the Table Mountain Campground about four miles west of Wrightwood has tested positive for sylvatic, or animal, plague, Los Angeles County health officials said. The disease is a bacterial infection affecting wild animals--especially ground squirrels--and can be transmitted to humans by means of a flea bite.
August 10, 1985 |
"We hope never to consent to the deadly servitude of naturalism," wrote British playwright Peter Barnes 15 years ago in the preface to his best-known work, "The Ruling Class." His new piece at the Royal Shakespeare Company's Barbican Theatre, "Red Noses," suggests that he has kept the faith. The original title was "Red Noses, Black Death."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 2010 |
Los Angeles County public health and U.S. Forest Service officials have closed the Los Alamos Campground in the Angeles National Forest after a California ground squirrel captured two weeks ago tested positive for plague. The camp, between Gorman and Pyramid Lake, was closed Saturday afternoon and will remain closed for at least 10 days, said Jonathan Fielding, the county's public health director. Squirrel burrows in the area will be dusted for fleas, and further testing will be conducted before the campground is reopened.