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Enterovirus D68: What Every Parent Should Know

Parents should be prepared for a new virus that is infecting the Midwest and looking to sweep the nation.

09/12/2014

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Vet Warns Dog Owners About Spread Of Bacteria From Standing Water

A prominent veterinary clinic has suggested dog owners keep a close eye on their pets, and get them vaccinated against a weather-related disease that’s moving into Chicago.

04/04/2014

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Lane Tech Football Player Back In ICU After Suffering Infection While In A Coma

After some initial improvement, a high school football player has suffered a devastating setback in his recovery from a serious injury that left him a coma.

11/06/2013

Kent Carson, 55, is fitted for prosthetic legs, after he lost both legs and one arm to an infection during treatment for Legionnaire's Disease. He will also get a prosthetic arm at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. (Credit: Steve Miller, WBBM)

Legionnaire’s Survivor Gets Prosthetics To Replace Lost Legs, Arm

He thought he simply had a high fever, but a Round Lake Beach man actually had Legionnaire’s Disease, a deadly form of pneumonia that nearly killed him.

12/04/2012

Cantaloupe

Expert: More People Might Get Sick From Tainted Cantaloupe

So far, Illinois has seen only one confirmed case of listeriosis from tainted cantaloupe, but cases could be showing up well past Halloween.

CBS Chicago–09/30/2011

Mold

Doctor’s Office Worker Says She Was Infected By Mold

A woman claims in a lawsuit that her blood became infected with mold while she was working at a doctor’s office in the Southwest Side’s Garfield Ridge neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–08/26/2011

A Woman Receives A Botox Injection. (AP Photo)

Spa Goers And Gift Givers Warned On Safety

State officials in Illinois say they’re seeing increasing reports of infection and injury at spas–and “med spas”–because of untrained and unsupervised attendants.

WBBM Newsradio–12/21/2010