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West Nile Virus Neuroinvasive Disease Incidence by State – United States, 2015 (as of January 12, 2016)

map from Centers for Disease Control. States in white have not reported for 2015. In 2014, WNV cases were concentrated in certain counties in a triangle from Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi north to North Dakota and on the West Coast.

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Forgo the Fog: Alternatives to Mosquito Fogging

Midwest Pesticide Action Center

Summer is peak mosquito season, complete with annoying bites and fears about West Nile virus. While mosquitoes can be a nuisance, Mosquito Abatement Districts (MADs) do not necessarily have to resort to fogging in order to control mosquito populations. 148 more words

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Health, Safety Violations Found At Thousands Of Public Pools

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Before heading out to your favorite pool or hot tub, make sure to check out its safety inspection report.

Serious health and safety violations force thousands of public pools, hot tubs and water playgrounds to close annually, according to a report in the Centers for Disease Control’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 240 more words

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Featured Disease: Chagas

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that eight million people are currently infected with Chagas Disease. The disease, which most prominently occurs in Latin America, has no cure or vaccine; efforts to treat the disease have been confined to symptomatic and non-FDA approved antiparasitic treatments. 593 more words

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Medical Errors May Be Third Leading Cause Of Death In America

BOSTON (CBS) – Researchers say medical mistakes should be listed as the third leading cause of death in the United States.

The study, led by a Johns Hopkins surgeon, estimates that more than 250,000 Americans die each year from unrecognized surgical complications or medication mix-ups. 209 more words

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CDC Whistleblower to Extend MMR Vaccine Fraud

Leslie Manookian
Weston A. Price Foundation

Washington, DC—May 3, 2016–– According to multiple reliable sources, CDC whistleblower Dr. William Thompson, a senior scientist at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will soon publish a reworking of data from a controversial study first published in 2004. 723 more words

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Cruise ship stomach bug: CDC investigates after 97 fall sick

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The CDC is investigating an outbreak of a stomach bug aboard the Disney Wonder cruise ship last week.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that 92 passengers and 5 crew members reported falling ill. 89 more words

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