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Tourist may have brought measles to Southern California

The CDC reports 1,203 individuals cases of measles in 30 states through August 15, which was an increase of 21 cases from the previous week. The agency said it has been working with the facilities to reach people who had close contact. The park boosted an current immunization program earlier this yr for workers, she mentioned. The California Department of Public Health said it wasn't aware of any measles cases resulting from exposure to the traveler but is continuing to investigate.

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State officials investigating reports of 6 Ohioans experiencing pulmonary illness after vaping

The agency is asking doctors to report any suspected cases to their state health office, along with details of their patient's symptoms, information about what kind of e-cigarette they were using, and what they might have been vaping before symptoms set in.

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'I don't want guns in the hands of a lunatic'

In addition, the Democratic-controlled House passed two bills that would have bolstered background checks in February, but the Republican-controlled Senate never took up debate on the legislation as Trump had promised to veto it. Trump provided no specifics and it was unclear how tough a background check measure they might consider. McConnell and other Republican senators have spent more time discussing legislation to provide grants for states to adopt so-called red flag laws that would ...

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Ebola outbreak spreads to new province in DR Congo

More than 1,900 people have died from Ebola in the Congo since August 1, 2018, when the hemorrhagic virus erupted in North Kivu province and spread to neighboring Ituri province. USA researchers announced that two prototype drugs being tested among Ebola patients in eastern DR Congo boost chances of surviving the disease. The highly contagious disease has surfaced in the South Kivu province, reviving fears it could spread through the region.

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Mosquito Control out in full force in Harrison County

West Nile virus is transmitted through the bite of a common house mosquito that has picked up the virus by feeding on an infected bird. The disease case, reported by the El Paso Department of Public Health, occurred in July in an adult resident of El Paso County.

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Toronto Health Officials Just Confirmed 2019's First West Nile Virus Infection

There have been no confirmed human cases of West Nile Virus in Adams County so far this year, and no confirmed birds that have tested positive for West Nile Virus. Tarte recommends people prevent mosquito bites by wearing long sleeves, pants, insect repellant and limiting outside activity during dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.