antibiotic-resistant infections have
been a problem in hospitals for decades. Health officials say the main
offender in Vermont communities is a strain of staph infection known as
MRSA. Vermont does not keep track of the number of MRSA infections,
but indications are they’re on the rise.
Susan Keese has more.
each of the last 10 years, the federal government has underestimated the number
of people who are infected with HIV. Advocates
say they hope the more accurate statistics will mean the federal government
will do a better job of addressing the pandemic in the next year.
Ross Sneyd has more.
lawmakers are investigating whether the state Health Department broke the law
by changing its methods for measuring radiation emitted by the Vermont Yankee
nuclear plant without getting the approval of a legislative committee.
Vermont Health Department says a shortage of a vaccine for shingles is due to a
bottleneck in manufacturing. On Monday the Department’s Burlington office announced it had run out of the shingles
rates in Vermont have been dropping steadily, but 18 percent of adults
are still hooked.
show that about 70 percent of all smokers want to quit. If you’re one of them, the
Vermont Health Department hopes you’ll check out their newly revamped Quit
Network to find free tips and other help.