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Louisiana, Mississippi top nation in worst West Nile illness

Louisiana, Mississippi top nation in worst West Nile illness

Avoid being outside at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active if possible. You should wear loose-fitting and long-sleeved clothing. Use mosquito repellents containing DEET, making sure to follow the directions on the container. Agriculture officials say the spread of the virus in horses can be prevented with proper vaccination. Residents need to take basic precautions to protect themselves from mosquito bites, including draining water from garbage cans, gutters or any other containers ... Read More

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West Nile virus infection reported in Fairfax County

West Nile virus infection reported in Fairfax County

Prince George's County announced its first human case of the virus on Wednesday. "These traps are tested weekly from June to September, and with this recent confirmation of West Nile virus activity, we are increasing our efforts in the area surrounding the positive traps by looking for breeding sites and re-treating catch basins with larvicide". Read More

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FDA Approves First Drug Derived From Marijuana Plant

FDA Approves First Drug Derived From Marijuana Plant

The drug is derived from the cannabidiol of cannabis , and, as the plant is yet to be decriminalized by federal regulators, its approval gives GW Pharma a lead among cannabis-exposed companies in the USA financial markets. The drug has been shown to reduce seizures and return a few children to near-normal function. But before the medicine can hit the market in those areas, the Drug Enforcement Administration must reclassify marijuana, now a Schedule I drug, along with heroin and ... Read More

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Dead Bats In Himachal Pradesh Not Infected With Nipah Virus

Dead Bats In Himachal Pradesh Not Infected With Nipah Virus

First identified among pig farmers in Malaysia , the disease also surfaced in Siliguri, West Bengal, in 2001 and again in 2007. In a related development, a police probe, initiated to find out the travel itinerary of the virus' first victim Sabith, found out that he never visited Malaysia but had been in the United Arab Emirates, from where he had returned in October a year ago. Read More

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Weinstein charged with rape, sex abuse

Weinstein charged with rape, sex abuse

Weinstein has consistently denied any allegations of nonconsensual sex. "Nothing about today's proceedings changes Mr. Weinstein's position", defense attorney Benjamin Brafman said. We were young women who were assaulted by Weinstein and later terrorized by his vast network of complicity. "The arrest and ensuing charges are the result of a joint investigation between the NYPD and the Manhattan District Attorney's Office", the NYPD said. Read More

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Experimental vaccine approved for use 'against' Ebola virus in Congo

Experimental vaccine approved for use 'against' Ebola virus in Congo

The experimental Ebola vaccine was developed right at the end of the west African epidemic, and tests at the time showed it protected people from the killer virus. As the vaccine-provisionally called V920-is not yet licensed, the government had to agree to deploy it under a compassionate use protocol. The UN agency is working with the country's Ministry of Health and worldwide nongovernmental organization M-decins Sans Fronti-res to conduct ring vaccinations across the affected region, ... Read More

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Meghan McCain dismisses 'nothingburgers' attacking her ailing father, John McCain

Meghan McCain dismisses 'nothingburgers' attacking her ailing father, John McCain

The White House issued a statement regarding Sadler's comments later on Thursday, saying, "We respect Senator John McCain's service to our nation and he and his family are in our prayers during this hard time". We're all dying . I'm dying, you're dying, we're all dying. Sen. McCain, a Navy pilot who was beaten in captivity during the Vietnam War, has urged his fellow senators to reject Haspel. Read More

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Four more states report E. coli illness linked to Arizona-grown lettuce

Four more states report E. coli illness linked to Arizona-grown lettuce

The sick people range in age from 1 to 88 with a median age of 30. Health officials connected the outbreak to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Ariz. which provides most of the romaine sold in the US during the winter. coli strain from the source and use DNA sequencing to match it with the people who got sick, said Critzer. Symptoms of illness caused by E. coli O157 typically include stomach cramps and diarrhea, often with bloody stools, but only a low-grade or no fever. Read More

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'Serious allegations' postpone VA nomination

'Serious allegations' postpone VA nomination

It was the GOP chairman of the Veterans Committee, Johnny Isakson , who made a decision to postpone the hearing. Jackson should withdraw his name from consideration. Some might wonder if Jackson was intoxicated when he examined Trump and reported that the president could live to be 200 if was on a better diet, and said Trump weighed considerably less than he appears too. Read More

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TRENDING: Kanye West tweets his support for President Trump

TRENDING: Kanye West tweets his support for President Trump

Kanye West's latest tweets about President Donald Trump have attracted a lot of attention online, including from the president himself. Please don't ask us to explain what "dragon energy" is. Earlier this week, West lavished praise on another famously outspoken billionaire : Tesla 's Elon Musk . "I love that great, brilliant artists have the power to imagine a better future", he tweeted. Read More

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