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Illnesses from Flea, Mosquito, and Tick Bites Surge in the US — CDC

Look for deployment of those as early as next year. A portion of that money is desperately needed in NY, according to the senator, for surveillance, treatment and prevention. Ticks transmit Lyme infection and Rocky Mountain spotted fever , which appear to be on the rise, along with newer and deadlier infections, including Heartland and Bourbon viruses.

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Drop off your drugs for Drug Take Back Day

They are encouraging you to drop off unused, expired, or unwanted prescription drugs at locations around the state participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day . "It's important to keep those medications out of people's medicine cabinets where they could be diverted", she said. Residents have the chance to hand over old prescriptions and rid their homes of potentially risky medications if they get into the wrong hands.

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Runners try to stay dry at start of 122nd Boston Marathon

Japan's Yuki Kawauchi was the shock victor of the men's race in an unofficial 2:15:58 (slowest winning time since 1976). In the women's race, Kenya missed out on the podium as United States' Desiree Linden became the first American since 1985 to win the race, clocking 2:39:54.

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Harkamai Singh Hira, one of two suspects, charged in Ladner business robbery

The clerk on duty in that case was compliant, and the suspect fled with money. He used a.38-caliber revolver in all of the robberies , authorities said. Responding units were alerted to the suspect's description and advised that he may be armed with a handgun, according to reports. Surveillance video has been released from the scene of an armed robbery over the weekend at Serpico's Pizzeria in Pukalani, Maui.

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Decision of re-test in favour of students: CBSE chief Anita Karwal

We are continuously working for their betterment. However, questions are being raised as to whether this situation could have been averted. Upadhyay said the police is seeking details about the question papers and the process of distribution from the CBSE.

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Investigation of Greensboro teen's shooting leads to officer-involved shooting

Police say the driver got into an altercation with the men, then got into his vehicle and hit them before fleeing the scene in an industrial neighborhood a few miles from the city's financial district. On March 21 Sgt. Mark O'Toole and Detective Joseph Welsh took Narvaez into custody during a vehicle stop in the 1500 block of Laurel Boulevard. Officials say Castillo had offered to pay $700 for two encounters with the 4-year-old or $500 if the mother would allow him to spend the night with ...

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MI knocks out Texas A&M in Sweet 16 blowout

Loyola-Chicago chaplain Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, leads the team in brayer before the first half of a regional final NCAA college basketball tournament game between Loyola-Chicago and Kansas State, Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Atlanta.

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NCAA Latest: Florida State-Michigan could go down to wire

Florida State guard M.J. Walker, left, and MI guard Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman vie for the ball during the first half of an NCAA men's college basketball tournament regional final Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. The crowd, loaded with MI alumni who live in southern California, joyously began to chant, "Let's go, Blue". You can't play defense any harder than the Seminoles did in holding a MI team coming off a 99-point game Thursday to just 58.

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No. 2 Purdue shakes off rust, advances past Cal St.-Fullerton

In the second half, Purdue 7-foot-2 centre Isaac Haas injured his right elbow after a hard fall to the floor. Here are the Purdue vs CSU Fullerton game details you need to watch on TV or live streaming today. The rest of the Titans were 10-for-34. He put on a show in the first half, scoring 20 points and making all three of his shots beyond the 3-point arc.

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University cancels classes for a second winter storm

While forecasts Monday from AccuWeather and the National Weather Service called for up to 6 inches, Millersville University meteorologist Eric Horst indicated it was too early to put a number on how much snow could fall. Significant reductions in visibility are anticipated. With the timing of the potential snow is mostly during the daylight, and with temperatures above freezing, any accumulation would be mostly on colder surfaces rather than the roads.

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New congressional map: Behind the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's redrawing

The immediate analysis was that the new lines would enable Democrats to take over two Republican-held seats in the Philadelphia suburbs and, conceivably, a couple more elsewhere in the state . Tom Wolf by February 15 . Republicans already used the same reasoning before the U.S. Supreme Court in January when asking the high court to step in and block the state court's order for a new map.

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Winter Olympics Medal Count & Leaderboard 2018

She also said that advancements in skating made it hard to compare her and current skaters, including Alina Zagitova, who took gold with a program crammed with triple jumps. We see many more black and Hispanic athletes at our Summer Games where the USA typically dominates competition in most events . There is alpine skiing, the biathlon, cross-country skiing, freestyle skiing, Nordic combined and the ski jump.

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Flu Vaccine 36 Percent Effective So Far — CDC

This does not mean that it kept 36 percent of the people who got it from getting sick at all. Others question the vaccine's effectiveness. "The H3N2 strain is the one that is more problematic, because those particular strains cause more severe illnesses and you see more deaths associated with them", Morrow said.

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Haverhill Offers Free Flu Shots After First Grader's Death

Monto noted that the 25% effectiveness against H3N2 is higher than the 10% reported earlier from Australia. Scientists are still trying to puzzle out why the vaccine was relatively ineffective this season. According to the CDC the benefits, on the other hand, include a substantially reduced risk of catching the flu as well as reducing the severity of the flu if you contract it, which is especially important this season given the nationwide Tamiflu shortage .

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Kim Jong Un impersonator shocks North Korean cheerleaders at Winter Olympics

They lost their previous two games 8-0 each to Switzerland and Sweden and have only one more game to play before making their Olympic bow. Fans erupted while the North Korean cheerleaders jumped from their seats in the most uncoordinated moves they've made yet.

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Flu Season On Pace To Reach Highest Number Of Hospitalizations

People who have not had a flu shot can still get one by contacting their health care provider, local pharmacy or county public health office. A lot of them had underlying conditions such as heart, lung or immune system problems. Marshall in an email interview. Healthy youngsters who died from their flu infections were more likely than peers who had underlying medical conditions to be younger, less vaccinated, die before hospital admission, and have shorter illness durations.

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Health officials step up flu prevention efforts in Georgia

Castellaw said . "The ending season of Influenza A overlaps with the beginning season of Influenza B, even though it is possible to contract the flu year-round". People can have the respiratory symptoms without a fever. The North Georgia Health District says they've been hit extremely hard by the flu epidemic.

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It's not a populist budget, but a popular one: Arun Jaitley

Jaitley said the country was "firmly on course" to exceed 8 percent. Gains from stocks held for less than 12 months will continue to be taxed at 15 percent. Various estimates have been made on the job losses in the informal sector because of demonetisation. Government will take measures to stop cryptocurrency circulation, as it is not considered legal tender.

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Skipper Virat Kohli Guides Team India to Comfortable Win Over Proteas

In the end, Tahir finished wicketless in his 10 overs and although he was not very expensive, he failed to provide South Africa with any penetration. But a resolute du Plessis, who had gone past fifty by then, started to rebuild with Chris Morris for company. Indian captain Virat Kohli survived an injury scare during the opening One-Day International (ODI) against South Africa .

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Would Lupita Nyong'o Return for 'Black Panther' Sequel?

It's a movement. People are excited about the cultural aspect of it", said Chadwick Boseman , who plays the lead. The press were allowed to share their reactions on social media before official reviews go live, and they're overwhelming positive.

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Dollar briefly rallies above ¥109.50 on Trump remarks

He added, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin's " weaker dollar " comments have been misunderstood, suggesting there's no disagreements within the administration over the economic policy. Wall Street cheered the move, pushing stocks further into record territory. Draghi also said the recent surge in the euro was a source of uncertainty, although this had little impact on the currency as some market participants had expected the European Central Bank chief to use stronger language.

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Flu cases top 40 in county so far this season

State health officials say flu activity in CT continues to increase. Minnesota's ILI activity was listed as moderate. According to the CDC , the proportion of outpatient visits for influenza-like illness at the national level is 5.8 percent, which is above the national baseline of 2.2 percent.

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Eagles fan Phil Basser, 99, enjoys Eagles NFC Championship win from suite

Brady finished 26 of 38 for 290 yards and two touchdowns to Amendola. After the Eagles celebrated their win in the NFC Championship Game, Carson Wentz limped off the field at Lincoln Financial Field with the help of a cane. So, no points; it was a turnover on downs. The Vikings were missing tackles left and right. All the Eagles needed to do to secure a spot in the Super Bowl was play sound defense and make sure not to turn the ball over.

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15 more deaths in Pa. as flu continues to spike

The number of people who are sick enough with the flu to go to the hospital is on par with the 2014-15 flu season, which was regarded as worse than usual, she notes. If you can't make it to the clinic on January 25, you can also attend the Health Department's regular walk-in hours on Tuesdays from 1 - 3 pm, while supplies last.

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Doctors concerned about flu strain making people sick in MI

In Florida, flu activity is increasing sharply in all regions of the state with 61 of its 67 counties reporting increased cases of the flu . Studies show that flu antiviral drugs work best for treatments when they are started within two days of getting sick.

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Blood test for cancer detects eight different types of tumour

The test was able to find sings of cancer in 70 percent of them. Sensitivity ranged from 69 percent to 98 percent for the five cancers that now have no routine screening tests, the researchers report . The work, reported online today in Science , could one day lead to a tool for routinely screening people and catching tumors before they cause symptoms, when chances are best for a cure.

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AFC Title Game: Jacksonville Jaguars at New England Patriots

So three QBs who were afterthoughts in Week 1 will battle it out on Sunday, and at least one of them will start in the Super Bowl . But they didn't dispute his right to talk, which he's backed up. I see it when he comes home; he interacts with everyone at games, and he is still the fine young man he was growing up. Two touchdown passes against Bouye required flawless throws and incredible catches by Antonio Brown, who is the best in the business.

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Central Alabama hospitals are over normal capacity due to flu

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) released its latest 2017-18 Influenza Surveillance Report , revealing 1,155 pneumonia and influenza (P&I) related deaths transpired so far this flu season. The flu season in Wisconsin hasn't been almost as bad as the 2014-2015 flu season, which peaked at about 3,200 people infected with the flu requiring hospitalization the third week in January.

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The number of flu cases in Alabama is on the rise

So far, there have been no flu-related deaths of children in Nebraska. The acting state health officer, Scott Harris, said hospitals in almost one-third of Alabama's counties are at 90 percent of their patient capacity, and some are full.

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Local African immigrants respond to president's comment

Trump suggested the United States should instead welcome immigrants from places like Norway , whose prime minister met with Trump on Wednesday. Prominent Kenyan commentator Patrick Gathara, said that Trump's words were nothing new from a "racist and ignorant" administration, nor from the West at large.