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Flu cases are still on the rise in Alabama – Alabama’s News Leader

Flu cases are still on the rise in Alabama. A new report from state health officials says the illness is widespread in most of the state. Al. com reports that Mobile County is the only area in the where numbers aren't increasing. The flu has been blamed for 1…

Bat at Hayward mall found to be rabid, health officials warn – SFGate

"A bat bite can be very, very nominal and sometimes people might not even know they've been bitten," says Alameda County Public Health Department spokesperson Sherri Willis. "It's amazing how many people will touch a bat ... That mall is a big mall so we want…

2nd case of rare paralyzing illness confirmed in Douglas County, the 5th for Nebraska – Omaha World-Herald

The child confirmed with acute flaccid myelitis has been released from the hospital. The case is the fifth in the state this season.

Chronic wasting disease reported near Brainerd; Walz proposes $4.6M for rapid response – INFORUM

The Minnesota DNR on Friday reported the state's first case of chronic wasting disease discovered outside southeastern MN.

Anti-vaxxers use Facebook to target pregnant women with fear and lies – Boing Boing

Anti-vaxxers use Facebook to target pregnant women with fear and lies

Wife Of White House Comms Director Comes Out Against Vaccines: ‘Bring Back Our Childhood Diseases’ – The Daily Wire

On Wednesday, the wife of White House Communications Director Bill Shine sent out a tweet in which she decried CNN for mentioning a measles outbreak:

Amid measles outbreak, state House panel moves to ban personal vaccine exemptions – Seattle Times

The outbreak is centered in Clark County, where nonmedical vaccine objections are more than triple the national rate.

Study: Drinking two or more diet sodas a day could increase risk of heart attack and stroke – Deseret News

A new study says you should be cautious with how many diet beverages you drink, CNN reports

Deadly ‘zombie’ deer disease threat prompts Louisiana lawmaker to act: It’s ‘critical’ to find a cure – Fox News

Republican Rep. Ralph Abraham isn’t waiting for the deadly, so-called “zombie” deer disease to spread to his home state of Louisiana before taking action.
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