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Young child is Va.'s first flu death

A pre-school age child in Northern Virginia has died from the flu, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

Saturday - 01/18/2014, 10:14pm EST

Tags: flu, influenza, Virginia Department of Health

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Heavy rains threaten wells, septic tanks

The rain the region has seen in the past week, along with the rain from Tropical Storm Andrea, may have created a hazard for homeowners who have private wells, septic systems or land near rivers and streams.

Wednesday - 06/12/2013, 07:03am EDT

Tags: well water, flooding, septic systems, Virginia Department of Health, Tropical Storm Andrea, storm damage, Hank Silverberg, wells

Va. flu cases drop from widespread to regional

Flu cases in Virginia have dropped from widespread levels for the first time in 13 weeks.

Thursday - 03/21/2013, 01:55pm EDT

Tags: Virginia Department of Health, flu

Portion of lower James re-opening to shellfishing

Virginia public health officials are re-opening a portion of the lower James River to shellfishing.

Thursday - 11/15/2012, 03:45am EST

Tags: shellfish, Chesapeake Bay, Virginia Department of Health, Hurricane Sandy

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