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Measles Cases Confirmed in Georgia Following Northwest Outbreak

A measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest became more worrisome on Wednesday with word that people infected with the extremely contagious viral illness travelled to Hawaii and central OR after being exposed. Measles is highly contagious, so we lose herd immunity when about 5 percent of the population is unvaccinated. And, as of epidemiologic week 42 of 2018, the Peru Ministry of Health had also reported 2 cases imported from Venezuela.

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Still a Long Way to Go in Addressing Mental Health Needs: Advocate

He calls that a shame because they are the people who need the good will of society to improve their position. "We're grateful to these leading organizations for encouraging everyone to get engaged in the mental health cause and make sure our voices are heard on what promises to be the biggest Bell Let's Talk Day ever", added Deacon in a statement.

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Sinn Fein's Brexit Spokesman Says No Deal Makes A United Ireland "Inevitable"

Trying to break the U.K.'s Brexit deadlock, May got Parliament's backing for a bid to change an Irish border guarantee in the withdrawal deal - a provision May and the European Union both approved, and which the bloc insists can not be changed.

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Clark County up to 36 confirmed measles cases

Visitors to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry may have been exposed to measles according to health officials tracking a growing outbreak here in the Northwest. By 2017-2018, only 84 percent of kindergartners had. Jocelyn Smith is terrified her youngest son, who is 11 months, will get measles. The current law in place allows parents to decline immunization for children based on "philosophical or personal objections", health risks as confirmed by a licensed physician, or religious ...

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Measles outbreak in the northwest, 1 confirmed case in Colorado

Over the weekend, nine more cases were discovered. Health officials are looking at a number of other suspected cases. At least 31 of those sick were not vaccinated. A measles outbreak in Washington State has triggered a state of emergency . Contagious people also went to Portland International Airport, as well as to hospitals, schools, stores, churches and restaurants across Washington's Clark County and the two-state region, county officials said.

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Measles outbreak prompts state of emergency declaration by Washington governor

General symptoms are fever, diarrhea, coughing, runny nose, red and watery eyes and tiredness. Inslee said the number of cases "creates an extreme public health risk that may quickly spread to other counties". "Two weeks after the exposure you might see some cases, and those people who got sick are exposing other people". Clark County, which includes the Portland bedroom community of Vancouver, Washington, has a measles vaccination rate of 78 percent, well below the 92 to 94 percent rate ...