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Vaccinating the Homeless
BOSTON (AP) _ Boston health officials are vaccinating hundreds of homeless residents against a bacterial infection that killed a homeless man earlier this week. The Boston Globe reports the victim was among three homeless men who've come down with meningococcemia this year...
Tuberculosis Down
Associated Press - Massachusetts health officials say the state is seeing an overall decline in tuberculosis, although they warn of a worrisome rise in multi-drug resistant cases. The Department of Public Health said Monday that last year Massachusetts saw 201 confirmed cases, compared with 215 cases in 2012...
More West Nile Cases Reported
State health officials have confirmed the 20th case of West Nile in Massachusetts this summer. The Department of Public Health said Thursday the new case is a Boston-area man in his 40s who was hospitalized but has been released.  That total is more than triple last year's six human cases...