An outbreak of infections caused by a bacterium called Elizabethkingia anophelis has killed 20 people in three states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It was first reported in Wisconsin, and has now spread to Illinois and Michigan. The bacteria is found in the soil but it is unusual to see it cause infections in humans, says Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist Dr. Pritish Tosh.
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What is Elizabethkingia and how do you get it?
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Less invasive heart valve replacement
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Bed bugs are parasitic insects that bite the skin of sleeping humans and animals to feed on their blood. They hide in the cracks and crevices of beds, box springs, headboards, bed frames and objects around a bed. Dr. Bobbi Pruitt of the Mayo Clinic describes some methods for tackling these unwanted hitchhikers.
Doctors at Memorial Medical Center have introduced transcatheter aortic valve replacement as an alternative to open-heart surgery to treat life-threatening aortic valve stenosis. As shown in this animation, a catheter is inserted in the patient and threaded to the heart to replace the aortic valve.
Why just announce a snow day when you can sing it? It's no longer just a phone call announcing school is closed due to snow. Now, now principals and teachers (with the help of some special guests) are kicking those announcements up a notch by singing and rapping your school status.
Here's the Thousand Oaks estate of billionaire Thomas Tull, which sits on more than 33 acres, houses seven structures, a one-quarter-acre lake and a working organic garden. Video is courtesy of Interior Pixels.
Mike Austin posted video on YouTube of a meteor sailing through the sky during part of his commute Tuesday night, January 16, 2018. He wrote that he "didn't hear any loud sounds" during his drive on I-75 Northbound between Troy and Bloomfield Hills in Detroit. NWS Detroit later tweeted that it could confirm that "the flash and boom was NOT thunder or lightning, but instead a likely meteor." USGS then confirmed that the meteor caused a magnitude 2.0 earthquake.
Mariposa Sheriff introduced Deputy Rudy Mirelez during the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Mirelez returned to work after being shot in the head during a shootout on Oct. 1, 2015, south of Mariposa.
A Placer County Sheriff's deputy found found a couple of masked bandits off Cincinnati Avenue in unincorporated Rocklin. The raccoons ran away shortly after he shot this video posted on January 15, 2018.