outbreak http://wamc.org en NY Resort Closed Following Virus Outbreak http://wamc.org/post/ny-resort-closed-following-virus-outbreak <p>A Catskill mountain resort is closing for a week after a virus sickened hundreds of guests and employees.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p>The Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz &nbsp;closed Friday afternoon. It expects to reopen on Feb. 14. A spokeswoman for the historic resort says several hundred guests and staff started getting sick last Friday.</p><p></p><p>Mohonk has hired a disaster-remediation company to sanitize the resort, which can accommodate 600 guests.&nbsp; It is a National Historic Landmark resort and Historic Hotel of America overlooking a lake in Ulster County.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 21:22:37 +0000 Dave Lucas 83424 at http://wamc.org NY Resort Closed Following Virus Outbreak Canine Parvovirus Temporarily Closes Shelter http://wamc.org/post/canine-parvovirus-temporarily-closes-shelter <p>A case of canine parvovirus has temporarily closed a shelter in Western Massachusetts.</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 22:34:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 74863 at http://wamc.org Canine Parvovirus Temporarily Closes Shelter Mass. Officials Warn Of Canine Parvovirus Outbreak In Berkshire and Worcester Counties http://wamc.org/post/mass-officials-warn-canine-parvovirus-outbreak-berkshire-and-worcester-counties <p></p><p>State officials in Massachusetts are warning of outbreaks of a potentially fatal disease affecting dogs in parts of Berkshire and Worcester Counties. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard spoke with Michael Cahill, Director of the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources Division of Animal Health about the recent outbreaks of canine parvovirus.</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 02:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 67526 at http://wamc.org Massachusetts Officials Give Update on Meningitis Outbreak Investigation http://wamc.org/post/massachusetts-officials-give-update-meningitis-outbreak-investigation <p>Yesterday, Governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick and the state Department of Public Health released more details of their investigation into the compounding pharmacy at the heart of a meningitis outbreak that has sickened more than 300 people.&nbsp; WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…</p><p>Since injectable steroids manufactured and distributed by New England Compound Center in Framingham Massachusetts were discovered to be the cause of an outbreak of fungal meningitis, the Commonwealth has launched an investigation with Federal officials on the incident.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 22:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 50528 at http://wamc.org Massachusetts Officials Give Update on Meningitis Outbreak Investigation 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