immunology

Employee at a downtown Boise restaurant worked while contagious with hepatitis A

BOISE — A worker at a Downtown Boise restaurant had hepatitis A and was contagious while working at the establishment, and the Central District Health Department is offering free vaccinations to anyone who ate or worked there.

Health officials remind families to get vaccinations before vacations begin

TWIN FALLS — Measles outbreaks continue to frustrate communities on America’s east and west coasts. As families prepare to travel this spring and summer, South Central Public Health District urges parents to check their children’s immunization records and make sure they are up to date.

Bird flu cases revive fear of repeat of major 2015 outbreak

MINNEAPOLIS — The detection of a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu at a Tennessee chicken farm has poultry farmers stepping up security in an attempt to prevent an outbreak like the one in 2015 that required the destruction of…