Jennifer Lee

September 27, 2019
14 counties to spray for mosquitoes amid EEE outbreak – WOODTV.com

14 counties to spray for mosquitoes amid EEE outbreak – WOODTV.com

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) Due to the growing number of mosquito-borne Eastern Equine Encephalitis cases, state health officials said 14 counties have agreed to aerial spraying for the pest. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced Friday …
September 27, 2019
Molecule in the immune system triggers ‘cancer suicide’ in the lab – Daily Mail

Molecule in the immune system triggers ‘cancer suicide’ in the lab – Daily Mail

A molecule that is found naturally in the immune system could kill cancer cells, research suggests. King's College London scientists exposed colorectal tumours to the -galactoside-binding protein (GBP) in the laboratory.  They found the protein has 'tumour…
September 26, 2019
EEE reaches Kent County; deer killed by infection – WOODTV.com

EEE reaches Kent County; deer killed by infection – WOODTV.com

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) Grand Rapids Public Schools is canceling and moving games after the first confirmed case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Kent County this year. The Kent County Health Department says a deer was sickened by the rare mosquito-borne…
September 26, 2019
Some Capital High students may have been exposed to tuberculosis – KTVB.com

Some Capital High students may have been exposed to tuberculosis – KTVB.com

BOISE, Idaho A letter has gone out to parents of students who attend Capital High School warning them that some students may hay been exposed to a person with tuberculosis (TB). The letter went out Thursday to the entire Capital High School community. Schoo…
September 26, 2019
These Ants Use Germ-Killers, and They’re Better Than Ours – The New York Times

These Ants Use Germ-Killers, and They’re Better Than Ours – The New York Times

Escovopsis has evolved defenses against the bacteria, producing compounds that inhibit their growth. And yet the ants still manage to keep these pathogens in check. Dr. Marvasi and his co-authors Ayush Pathak of Imperial College London and Steve Kett of Midd…
September 25, 2019
4th EEE death and 11th human case of virus confirmed by state officials – WCVB Boston

4th EEE death and 11th human case of virus confirmed by state officials – WCVB Boston

BOSTON —A fourth Massachusetts resident has died after contracting Eastern equine encephalitis this year, according to state health officials. An 11th human case of EEE has also been confirmed. Massachusetts Department of Public Health said an Essex County …
September 25, 2019
This woman hasn’t eaten fruits or veggies since she was 3 – New York Post

This woman hasn’t eaten fruits or veggies since she was 3 – New York Post

Jade Youngman swears she’s not just a picky eater. The 25-year-old has been officially diagnosed with Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) a fancy medical phrase that somehow justifies her phobia of produce. Youngman, a recruiter from the UK, c…
September 25, 2019
Measles Patient Who Traveled Through LAX in September Might Have Exposed Others to Disease, Officials Warn – KTLA Los Angeles

Measles Patient Who Traveled Through LAX in September Might Have Exposed Others to Disease, Officials Warn – KTLA Los Angeles

Los Angeles County health officials issued a warning Wednesday after confirming a measles case involving a resident who traveled through the Los Angeles International Airport in September. Authorities urged anyone who was at the following locations on Sept. …
September 25, 2019
Oakland County confirms 1st human case of West Nile virus this year – WDIV ClickOnDetroit

Oakland County confirms 1st human case of West Nile virus this year – WDIV ClickOnDetroit

OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. - The first human case of West Nile virus in Oakland County this year was confirmed Tuesday. RELATED: Another human case of mosquito-borne EEE confirmed in Michigan According to the Oakland County Health Division, a 70-year-old man con…