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Judge tosses suit claiming sperm bank misrepresented donor

...The U.S. Food and Drug Administration requires screening of donors, but that is limited to contagious or infectious diseases. And two professional associations ? the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the American Association...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-10-21/judge-tosses-suit-claiming-sperm-ba
Polio survivors suffer decades later

...forced to accept the reality of the situation."Polio, or poliomyelitis, is a crippling and potentially deadly infectious disease caused by a virus. The virus can invade a person's brain and spinal cord, causing paralysis. It was once known...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-09-25/polio-survivors-suffer-decad
Researcher recruitment pays off, Ga. schools say

...Edison who specializes in NMR spectroscopy, Robert Haltiwanger focusing on glycobiology and Ted Ross, an expert on infectious diseases. Three head to the Georgia Institute of Technology: Deepak Divan in energy management, Stanislav Emelianov...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-08-26/researcher-recruitment-pays-ga-scho
Humane society finds health issues among puppies sold at Augusta flea markets

...puppies up for sale are often infected with worms, lacking vaccinations, and have congenital disorders or deadly infectious diseases such as parvovirus. Some of the diseases can be spread easily to other animals or humans. The investigation also...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-09-16/humane-society-finds-health-i
St. Stephen's helps feed those with HIV, AIDS

...Last Tuesday, 22 people in need received food. Everyone who uses the pantry has to be in compliance with an infectious-disease doctor."A lot of people rely on our pantry for meals," Lee said. "We have mothers come to shop for their...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-09-14/st-stephens-helps-feed-those
Disaster lends urgency to professor's Nepal trip

...Schwind said.While in the immediate aftermath of a disaster the concern is deaths and acute injuries, the risk for infectious disease begins to rise, particularly for people forced from their homes, she said."Risk communication is definitely...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-05-05/disaster-lends-urgency-profe
Proposed Grovetown water park faces zoning, infrastructure obstacles

...wetland habitat, a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes, snakes and other vectors known to cause illness and/or infectious disease to humans," the report stated. "The proposed 'tropical landscaping' would only exacerbate this hazard; therefore...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-02/proposed-grovetown-water-park
Study asserts Georgia does have Lyme disease

...bullseye" type rash seen in northeastern Lyme disease patients.Jose Vazquez, a professor and chief of the Infectious Diseases Section at Georgia Regents University, said STARI can be transmitted from the lone star tick and is easily mistaken...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/2015-04-17/study-asserts-georgia-do
Georgia is ready for Ebola, commissioner says

...emergent infections and we need to be prepared," she said. The funding will allow some hospitals to develop an infectious disease expertise "just like we now have specialties for trauma, we have specialties for burn care," Fitzgerald said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-12-18/georgia-ready-ebola-commissi
Documents with emergency contact data riddled with errors

...operation, who is going to respond," Lucas said. "For instance, public health is responsible for assisting with infectious diseases and immunization."Lucas, a former disaster director for the Red Cross, was heavily involved in drafting the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-11-23/documents-emergency-cont