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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.

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Ebola 'no longer incurable' as Congo trial finds drugs boost survival

Dr. James Lawler, an infectious disease expert at the University of Nebraska Medical Center who has trained Ebola health workers in Uganda, says it's too soon to say exactly what impact those drugs will have on outbreak response, but agrees that the trial's promising results-and very existence-are an important step forward.

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First Human Case Of EEE Since 2013 Found In Plymouth County

Last year , the West Nile death toll was 11 in California. As of Friday, the agency stated, four human cases of West Nile virus have been reported statewide - one each in Fresno, Imperial, San Bernardino and Stanislaus counties. Remove areas of standing water around your home. Both ground spraying and aerial spraying over agricultural areas in Yolo County will continue. Visit the eNotification subscription page to sign up and choose the West Nile category to receive notification when ...