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Michigan grandfather, 79, has become state’s fourth fatality from EEE as death toll surges to 11

Grandfather, 79, becomes Michigan’s fourth death from mosquito-borne EEE virus as Massachusetts cases hit 50-year high Stan Zalner, 79, of Battle Creek, Michigan, died from Eastern Equine Encephalitis on Wednesday The rare disease is transferred by infected mosquitoes and kills one-third of those who fall ill His family says he was hospitalized with flu-like symptoms… Read More »

Tenet nurses hit the picket line in 3 states

Dive Brief: About 6,500 nurses at 12 Tenet hospitals are walking off the job in three states Friday after failing to come to new contract agreements with the for-profit chain, National Nurses United said. Dallas-based Tenet said it will have replacement nurses tending to patients during the one-day strike. The Florida and California nurses’ contracts… Read More »

Vaping Landed 14 Young People in the Hospital in 2 States

According to administrators from the Department of Health Services in Wisconsin and the Department of Public Health in Illinois, a total of 14 teens and young adults were recently hospitalized for lung damage and breathing problems most likely related to vaping, CNN reports. E-cigarettes are often advertised as a healthier substitute to traditional cigarettes. But… Read More »