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Can animals contract COVID-19?

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, many people are asking if animals can contract COVID-19. The AMVA says there is no evidence that shows animals can contract COVID-19. There is also no evidence that animals can spread it …

Central Point teen catches the mumps virus

Central Point, Ore. — A Central Point teenager who is up to date with her vaccinations is sick with the mumps. When Kassidy woke up with swelling in her jaw, her family never expected that she had the mumps. Jaw swelling, dizziness, headache …

Flu myths busted

(NBC News) — Just under half of all Americans got the flu vaccine last year, and some doctors say common myths about the vaccine may be one reason why many choose not to get a flu shot. One of the most common …

Zika spread raises questions

(NBC News) — The Zika virus spreads through infected mosquitoes or sexual contact, but a new case in Utah does not fit those criteria, leaving doctors baffled. It started with an elderly man who died last month in Utah with the Zika …