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“A-Tek Inc. said Friday it won a $57.5 million contract to staff laboratory technicians under the Department of Homeland Security’s BioWatch program. The Leesburg-based company will fill 133 positions in 19 states under the contract, which lasts four years and four months.” (Washin...

A mutated version of a common cold virus has caused 10 deaths in the last 18 months, U.S. health officials said Thursday.   Adenoviruses usually cause respiratory infections that aren’t considered lethal. But a new variant has caused at least 140 illnesses in New York, Oregon, Washington and ...