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Pennsylvanians can receive low- or no-cost flu shots

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is offering eligible local residents either low or no-cost influenza vaccines through Friday. Read More »

Sen. Kitchen and DOH encourage parents to vaccinate kids before school starts

Sen. Shirley Kitchen recently backed up the encouragement of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH), telling parents that they should have their children vaccinated before the school year begins. Read More »

Pennsylvania reports year's 1st West Nile case

Venango County woman recently released from hospital with possible mosquito-borne virus Read More »

Health Department: State's Lyme disease cases surge last year

The Pennsylvania Department of Health released a report last week on 2014's Lyme disease cases by county. The report showed a 25 percent increase in cases overall throughout the state, with 7,400 total cases last year, compared with 5,900 cases in 2013. Health experts attribute the surge to better reporting, improved awareness of Lyme disease and heightened monitoring efforts, especially in Allegheny County. Read More »

Pennsylvania officials find West Nile virus sample

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Health Department have confirmed the year's first West Nile virus detection from a mosquito sample collected in Springettsbury Township, York County, on May 22.  Read More »