It’s the time of year when public health officials prepare for human flu. But this year’s preparations are complicated by the..
Some folks bemoan the disappearance of an opportunity for kids to interact with farm animals. But there may be just too much risk. By Rose..
Evidence is mounting that ticks carrying Lyme disease are spreading into North Carolina from Virginia. By Rose Hoban There are few diseases..
Health care in North Carolina was often the big story in 2013, from Medicaid to the Affordable Care Act to controversy surrounding North..
Bartonella is a bacteria transmitted by fleas, ticks, animals, even spiders, but few people know about it. New methods for diagnosing it..
Evidence of links between large-scale animal-rearing practices and human health in neighboring communities continues to accumulate. By..
… and on your countertops, and your sofa, and on the TV remote, and on your keyboard. And that’s a good thing, apparently. By..
By Rose Hoban SARS, bird flu, West Nile Virus, HIV and many other emerging diseases all have one thing in common – they had their..
People attending the State Fair in Raleigh next month will see some changes in how animal are displayed, after an E. Coli outbreak last..
Discovery of Brucella suis in wild pigs means farmers, hunters and commercial pork producers need to keep their guards up. By Rose Hoban Go..