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President Obama: What you need to know about Ebola

President Barack Obama focused on what Americans need to know about Ebola in his weekly address today. Above all, President Obama emphasized the only way to catch the deadly disease is by coming in contact with the bodily fluids of a person showing symptoms. It cannot be transmitted through the air like the flu. The Ebola epidemic is in West Africa. There are only a few cases here in the U.S. Measures are underway to fight the disease here and abroad.  Obama says Ebola is a health challenge:... Read More →

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Health Alert: A case of flea-borne typhus in Burbank

A case of flea-borne typhus discovered in Burbank. The Los Angeles County Vector Control has confirmed the case, according to a community bulletin sent out today by the city of Burbank. Endemic typhus fever (aka: murine typhus or flea-borne typhus) is a disease caused by a bacteria known as Rickettsia. The disease is not transmitted person to person. Infected fleas spread this type of typhus to people. The symptoms include  fever, headache, chills, body aches,pains and a rash can occur on the chest, back, arms and/or legs in some cases. The Los... Read More →

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