Health

  • Five Maine Residents Identified With Swine Flu

    ELLSWORTH — Five Maine residents — including three children — have been identified as having swine flu or are likely to have the illness, according to state officials. Dr. Dora Anne Mills, director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said one adult in Kennebec County, one adult in York County and one

  • Swine Flu Facts

    Why is it called “swine flu?” Swine influenza is a respiratory disease of pigs first isolated in swine in 1930. Pigs can be infected by avian flu and human flu viruses as well as swine flu viruses. When flu viruses from different species infect pigs, the viruses can swap genes and new viruses that are

  • Swine Flu Facts

    Why is it called “swine flu?” Swine influenza is a respiratory disease of pigs first isolated in swine in 1930. Pigs can be infected by avian flu and human flu viruses as well as swine flu viruses. When flu viruses from different species infect pigs, the viruses can swap genes and new viruses that are

  • Swine Flu Hits Maine

    ELLSWORTH — Three Maine cases of swine flu were confirmed Wednesday morning. All three people are adults and are recovering in their homes. Two are from Kennebec County and one resides in York County. Governor John E. Baldacci and Maine Center for Disease Control Director Dr. Dora Anne Mills announced the arrival of the flu

  • Portion-Reduction Succeeds At Hospital

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island Hospital cafeteria recently pioneered a four-week Portion Awareness Campaign for employees. The campaign provided information on the recommended portion for each meal served at lunch, as well as the caloric value and fat content of the meal.