U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://wamc.org en Vox Pop : Open Forum - Flu 2013 : 1/16/13 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-open-forum-flu-2013-11613 <p>While it began in October, flu season has arrived in earnest this month with a vengeance -The Centers for Disease Control reports that flu is now widespread in 46 states.</p><p>In New York, state health officials say that flu vaccine is still available, but there may be some localized shortages because of late season demand.</p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 18:00:00 +0000 55869 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Open Forum - Flu 2013 : 1/16/13 Health Officials Give Update on Meningitis Outbreak Investigation While Others Call for More Action http://wamc.org/post/health-officials-give-update-meningitis-outbreak-investigation-while-others-call-more-action <p>The outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to contaminated drugs manufactured by a Massachusetts company has claimed the lives of at least 14 people. Now federal and state officials are investigating but groups are calling for more action. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 16:29:22 +0000 Lucas Willard 49736 at http://wamc.org Health Officials Give Update on Meningitis Outbreak Investigation While Others Call for More Action Dr. Thomas Clark - U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://wamc.org/post/dr-thomas-clark-us-centers-disease-control-and-prevention <p>The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that this could become the worst year in half a century for whooping cough, or Pertussis. So far in New York State this year, there have been 1,288 cases, that&rsquo;s three times the number for all of last year. For more on whooping cough, what it is and what can be done about it, WAMC&rsquo;s Brian Shields spoke with Dr. Thomas Clark, a medical epidemiologist with the CDC, who gave insight into why Pertussis has become such a problem this year.</p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 16:35:00 +0000 Brian Shields 43931 at http://wamc.org