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Caramel apples linked to 5 listeria-related deaths

Caramel apples linked to 5 listeria-related deaths

Arizona is among 10 states reporting illnesses.

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Readiness a key to containing Ebola, doctor says

Readiness a key to containing Ebola, doctor says

Improving caregiving and burial practices will help stop the disease, he says.

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Tucson pastor gets 2 a.m. Ebola check from TPD

Tucson pastor gets 2 a.m. Ebola check from TPD

Officers went to his house to see if he was sick.

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Ebola risk here called low, but preparations intensify

Ebola risk here called low, but preparations intensify

Tucson-area hospitals, health officials step up education and training efforts.

October 22, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Ebola training at University of Arizona Medical Center

Ebola training at University of Arizona Medical Center

Cases of Ebola in Dallas and Spain prompts protocol review.

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Influenza is our deadliest virus, Arizonans are reminded

Influenza is our deadliest virus, Arizonans are reminded

State's health director worries about clogged emergency rooms amid anxiety over Ebola.

October 16, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Thomas Duncan, first Ebola patient diagnosed in the US, has died

Thomas Duncan, first Ebola patient diagnosed in the US, has died

Thomas Eric Duncan was pronounced dead at 7:51 a.m. at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.

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First Ebola case diagnosed in US

First Ebola case diagnosed in US

The unidentified patient is being kept in isolation at a Dallas hospital.

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Tuberculosis scare at Tucson school

Tuberculosis scare at Tucson school

Pima County urges families to get tested after possible exposure to tuberculosis.

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New MERS virus spreads easily, deadlier than SARS

LONDON — A mysterious new respiratory virus that originated in the Middle East spreads easily between people and appears more deadly than SARS, doctors reported Wednesday after investigating the biggest outbreak in Saudi Arabia.

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Virus that threatens infants up 85 percent

Respiratory synctial virus (RSV), which can be fatal, is up 85 percent in Arizona this season compared with its last season. RSV season is typically October through March in Tucson.

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E. coli prompts swim ban at Slide Rock park

FLAGSTAFF — Poor water quality at Slide Rock State Park means swimmers will have to stay out.

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Ga. woman with flesh-eating disease leaves hospital

Ga. woman with flesh-eating disease leaves hospital

AUGUSTA, Ga. — A Georgia woman diagnosed with a rare, flesh-eating disease left the hospital Monday after nearly two months and headed to an inpatient rehabilitation clinic, where she’ll learn to move with the aid of a wheelchair after having her left leg, right foot and both hands amputated.

July 02, 2012 10:53 am Photos

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Arizona confirms first monsoon season West Nile case

PHOENIX  — The first case of West Nile Virus of the state’s monsoon season has been confirmed, Arizona health officials say.

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Arizona infant dies of whooping cough

PHOENIX — The death of a Maricopa County infant from whooping cough is prompting health officials to urge residents to make sure they’re vaccinated.

April 26, 2012 8:55 amLoading…

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