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Measles case confirmed in Denton County

This is the first reported measles case of 2019 in the North Texas area and the seventh reported case statewide according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. Multnomah County's communicable disease team checks in daily with people suspected of being exposed to measles to make sure they can work and do other normal life responsibilities without infecting other people.

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Measles outbreak spreads to Texas

Washington and NY, which has seen about 200 people infected with measles in recent months, are the only states with current outbreaks, the agency says. Anyone born since 1978 who is unsure if they have received two doses of a measles containing vaccine, such as MMR, should speak with their GP. Washington is one of many states with non-medical exemptions.

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One case of measles confirmed in Bell County

The Grayson County Health Department says there are no confirmed cases in Grayson County as of Wednesday. The Pacific Northwest outbreak includes one confirmed case in King County, where Seattle is located, and four in Multnomah County, which includes Portland, Oregon.

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United States measles outbreak could be prevented

Thus, investing to capacitate, not only medical doctors, but also nurses, midwives, and other allied health professionals tasked to perform the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) is critical. "In a given year, more measles cases can occur for any of the following reasons: an increase in the number of travelers who get measles overseas and bring it into the US and/or further spread of measles in USA communities with pockets of unvaccinated people", the CDC website says.

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In Praise of the Instagram Egg, Social Media’s Unlikeliest Optimist

The "Egg Gang" partnered up with Hulu and delivered an important message about mental health on social media. "If you're struggling too. talk to someone". The egg, dubbed "Eugene", was created by London-based advertising executive Chris Godfrey , who was curious to see if a picture of an egg could become a social-media star.

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Awareness of oral cancer urged

Ithighlights the need for urgent action to increase early stage cancer detection, screening and diagnosis to significantly improve cancer patients' chances of survival. University Teaching Hospital of Kigali offers surgery, King Faisal Hospital offers surgery and drugs, Butaro Cancer Centre offers chemotherapy, Rwanda Military Hospital offers surgery, and will soon have radiotherapy as well, and also offers chemotherapy, while University Teaching Hospital of Butare also does surgery.