4:22 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

NY Resort Closed Following Virus Outbreak

Credit Mohonk Mountain House

A Catskill mountain resort is closing for a week after a virus sickened hundreds of guests and employees. 

The Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz  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.

Mohonk has hired a disaster-remediation company to sanitize the resort, which can accommodate 600 guests.  It is a National Historic Landmark resort and Historic Hotel of America overlooking a lake in Ulster County.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

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New England News
6:34 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Canine Parvovirus Temporarily Closes Shelter

Puppies, like Sophie, receive the canine parvovirus vaccine in a series of "puppy shots" when very young.
Credit Kate Hains

A case of canine parvovirus has temporarily closed a shelter in Western Massachusetts.

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New England News
10:00 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Mass. Officials Warn Of Canine Parvovirus Outbreak In Berkshire and Worcester Counties

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.

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New England News
6:00 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Massachusetts Officials Give Update on Meningitis Outbreak Investigation

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.  WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…

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.

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12:29 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Health Officials Give Update on Meningitis Outbreak Investigation While Others Call for More Action

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

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…

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