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Lassa Fever: 2845 Contacts Identified In 18 States - NCDC

Lassa Fever: 2845 Contacts Identified In 18 States - NCDC During this period, 317 cases have been classified as confirmed and eight as probable, including 72 deaths (case fatality rate for confirmed and probable cases = 22%). Lassa fever is a viral haemorrhagic fever that is transmitted to humans via contact with food or household items contaminated with rodent urine or faeces. [Full Article...]

Rick Scott highlights plan to keep Florida students safe

Rick Scott highlights plan to keep Florida students safe You can stream the press conference in the video player above . More than two dozen members of law enforcement stood behind Governor Scott and his message Wednesday at the Walton County Sheriff's Office in DeFuniak Springs. "You need law enforcement that is well trained". He also said he intends to boost law enforcement presence at schools and increase the number of mental health counselors. [Full Article...]

Republican lawmakers return to court on Pennsylvania redistricting

Republican lawmakers return to court on Pennsylvania redistricting The Huffington Post reports that centrist Democrat Christina Hartman and progressive Democrat Jess King-who will enter a primary in May to face incumbent Pat Toomey-now face a more hard task than they did before the districts were redrawn. It wasn't until President Donald Trump was elected that a flurry of liberal activists began challenging congressional maps across the country, including Pennsyl... [Full Article...]

Non-smokers get more time in the holidays?

Non-smokers get more time in the holidays? The company surveyed more than 1,000 Americans, and more than 80 percent of smokers thought smoke breaks were fair, while just more than 25 percent of nonsmokers agreed. Be that as it may, 14 percent said at least 6 days would be sufficient. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that smoking-related illnesses cost more than $156 billion in lost productivity each year in the US ... [Full Article...]

Nobel laureates to Suu Kyi: End Rohingya genocide now

Nobel laureates to Suu Kyi: End Rohingya genocide now The strip of land is officially designated as Myanmar's territory, but is widely referred to as "no man's land" because it lies beyond the country's border fence. "The BGP officials informed us that they very often deploy army and BGP [personnel] on the border for their 'internal security.' As part of this, they said they brought in heavy weaponry". [Full Article...]

2.4 million more Americans affected by last year's Equifax data breach

2.4 million more Americans affected by last year's Equifax data breach Equifax's disclosure comes after Warren launched five-month investigation and report on the data breach . Equifax Inc . (NYSE: EFX ) has risen 11.28% since March 1, 2017 and is uptrending. Then too, let's not forget the insufficient, underprepared operators at the call centers, leaving alarmed customers facing delays and agents who couldn't answer questions. [Full Article...]

All eyes on counting of votes in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland

All eyes on counting of votes in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland In Nagaland , former Chief Minister and NDPP candidate is already declared elected unopposed from Northern Angami-2 constituency. Polling could not be held in Charilam constituency because of the death of CPM candidate Ramendra Narayan Debbarma earlier this month. [Full Article...]

Eight Nigerian soldiers missing after Boko Haram attack

Eight Nigerian soldiers missing after Boko Haram attack In April of 2014, almost 300 girls from Chibok, Nigeria were kidnapped by Boko Haram. President Muhammadu Buhari's office says leaders of police and civil defense forces are ordered to coordinate with the military and governors of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states to "ensure deployment of personnel to all schools". [Full Article...]

There are five types of diabetes not two, say scientists

There are five types of diabetes not two, say scientists But what are these different types, and why did the researchers make this decision? People with diabetes have excessively high blood glucose, or blood sugar, which comes from food. The researchers said type one should be renamed "severe autoimmune diabetes". As in cluster 1 , strikes young and healthy people, but the immune system isn't at fault. [Full Article...]

Mueller Probing Trump's Sessions Attacks for Obstruction — WashPost

Mueller Probing Trump's Sessions Attacks for Obstruction — WashPost Jeff Sessions asking the Inspector General to investigate potentially massive FISA abuse", Trump asked in a tweet . Trump believes the inspector general will "take forever, has no prosecutorial power and already late with reports on Comey etc". [Full Article...]

Doctors suspended after operating on wrong patient's brain, Kenyan hospital says

Doctors suspended after operating on wrong patient's brain, Kenyan hospital says According to Daily Nation , the doctors did not realise their mistake until "hours into the surgery" when they failed to find a blood clot. The surgeon, ward nurse, theatre receiving nurse and anaesthetist were consequently suspended for their alleged role in the incident. [Full Article...]

Stoneman Douglas marks first day of classes with 17 seconds of silence

Stoneman Douglas marks first day of classes with 17 seconds of silence The Cavalier Daily Editorial Board endorses their campaign, and encourages University students to participate in local events coordinated by and the. "It's a whole different bunch of emotions". But in his remarks to reporters, he blamed the rampage on the failure of local authorities to heed numerous warnings about the shooter, Nikolas Cruz, rather than lax U.S. [Full Article...]

How 'The Selfie Effect' makes your nose look bigger

How 'The Selfie Effect' makes your nose look bigger Researchers say the increase in perceived size occurs when the selfie is taken at a distance of about 12 inches from the face. Using the model the team showed that in a standard selfie taken around 12 inches or 30 centimeters from the face can make the base of the nose look 30 percent wider in men and 29 percent wider in women and the tip of the nose 7 percent wider compared to a picture taken a... [Full Article...]

See Beautiful Drone Footage of the Rare Snowfall in Rome

See Beautiful Drone Footage of the Rare Snowfall in Rome Countries across Europe shut schools and rushed to shelter homeless people yesterday as a deadly blast of Siberian weather dubbed the " Beast from the East " kept the mercury far below zero. In Germany temperatures plunged to their lowest so far this winter with a low of -27.5C recorded at the Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain. Temperatures in Bucharest, Romania fell as low minus eight d... [Full Article...]

Worshippers bring AR-15s to blessing ceremony at Pennsylvania church

Worshippers bring AR-15s to blessing ceremony at Pennsylvania church State police stood vigil outside the World Peace and Unification Sanctuary in the rural northeast village of Newfoundland, flanked by a smattering of protesters holding signs that called the congregation "an armed cult". 28, 2018. The church believes the AR-15 symbolises the biblical "rod of iron". While the commitment ceremony, attended by around 500 people, evoked some of the mass weddings f... [Full Article...]

Guardiola on potential ban for wearing yellow ribbon

Guardiola on potential ban for wearing yellow ribbon He wants them to be freed and he also acknowledged the 6,000 yellow ribbons that were dished out and worn by Man City fans at Wembley on Sunday. "I accept the fine if I broke the rules". The same common sense should be applied here. "It's not about politicians, it's about democracy; it's about helping the people who didn't do anything". [Full Article...]

Ronda Rousey slams Triple H through table at WWE Elimination Chamber

Ronda Rousey slams Triple H through table at WWE Elimination Chamber Raw is officially on the road to WrestleMania with Roman Reigns the official No. 1 contender for Brock Lesnar's WWE Universal Championship and Ronda Rousey apparently setting up for her showdown with Stephanie McMahon . His movie insurance and A-list rating means it'll take quite a bit for the match to go ahead, but it would be a great way to ease the Rowdy One into her wrestling car... [Full Article...]

Former Google Employee Alleges Horrible Abuse by Male Coworkers in New Lawsuit

Former Google Employee Alleges Horrible Abuse by Male Coworkers in New Lawsuit Specifically, Lee is suing Google for wrongful termination, sexual harassment and gender discrimination. Lee's lawsuit, in which she also calls her former employer "willful" and "oppressive", is just the latest shoe to drop for Google in the last six months. [Full Article...]

From Illegal Immigrant to Superintendent for 2 of America's Biggest School Districts

From Illegal Immigrant to Superintendent for 2 of America's Biggest School Districts When he returned to the room, Carvalho did not announce his decision but noted he wanted to connect privately before making a public statement. "I am breaking an agreement between adults to honor an agreement I had with the children of Miami ", Alberto Carvalho said. [Full Article...]

194 flu deaths reported across Oklahoma this season

194 flu deaths reported across Oklahoma this season Both numbers are far below the peaks reached earlier this flu season. There have been 7,177 influenza-positive laboratory tests have been reported during this season, officials said. It's surprising but it happens and it happens every year. This flu season is one of the worst in memory. Poling said Tamiflu can also be a preventative measure for "prophylactic cases", such as people with a disea... [Full Article...]


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