US Records 71 New Measles Cases Last Week as Outbreak Spreads

Reuters   The United States recorded 71 new measles cases last week, a 13 percent increase as the country faces its second-worst outbreak of the disease in almost two decades, federal health officials said on Monday. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it had recorded 626 cases…

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Top US Navy Admiral in the Middle East Found Dead in ‘Apparent Suicide’

by Evie Fordham   A replacement has been named for Vice Adm. Scott Stearney, the top Navy admiral in the Middle East, after he was found dead in his residence in Bahrain Saturday. Vice Adm. Jim Malloy, the deputy chief of naval operations for operations, plans and strategy, will take Stearney’s…

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Georgia Health Commissioner Named New Director Of The CDC

President Donald Trump’s administration named Georgia Public Health Commissioner Brenda Fitzgerald as the next director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Friday. Fitzgerald, 70, is trained as an obstetrician-gynecologist. She served as Georgia Public Health Commissioner since 2011. Before Republican Governor Nathan Deal chose her to serve…

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