Measles making a comeback in the Southeast

first_img By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen “Two doses of the MMR vaccine provide up to 97 percent effectiveness to prevent measles,” Landers said. “One dose provides up to 94 percent effectiveness.”Measles is very contagious and may live up to two hours  in the air or on surfaces after an infected person cough or sneezes or touches objects, Landers said. The symptoms may include fever, cough, runny nose, watery eyes and a rash of red spots. “The best protection against measles is receiving two doses of MMR vaccine,” she said. “Those who are exposed, not-up-to-date or have unknown MMR vaccine history should contact their doctor or pharmacist to get vaccinated.” You Might Like Senate passes lottery bill The Alabama Senate narrowly approved a lottery bill Thursday afternoon that would give voters a chance to decide on whether… read more Measles making a comeback in the Southeast Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 4:00 am Saturday, April 27, 2019 Next Up“Those who have had measles should have a natural immunity to the disease,” he said. “Those who have had the MMR vaccine, should check to see if they had both shots or just the one. Those who have had only one shot, might want to consider taking a booster. For those who don’t know whether they have had the MMR vaccine, there is a blood test that can be done to test their antibody levels. If their levels are particularly low, they might want to get a booster.”However, DiChiara said the booster might be the better option because the blood test is rather expensive.Those who are unsure whether they had one or two shots might check with their doctor. But the MMR vaccine is required for children to enroll in school so the vaccination rate should be high.center_img Email the author Print Article Sponsored Content In the wake of reports of cases of measles around the country, the concern is moving closer to home. Reports of cases of measles had been reported in the adjoining states of Florida, Georgia and Tennessee. Then, on Thursday, April 11, a person who was found later to have measles stopped at D&J Travel Plaza in Livingston and later entered Chick-fil-A in Fort Payne to order food.Dr. Mickey DiChiara of Pike Internal Medicine, said most of the cases of measles reported have been in pockets where people have not been vaccinated for whatever reasons.However, he said measles are very contagious so it would be wise for those who are uncertain about their vaccine history to check to find when they received the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. Latest Stories However, those who have not had the MMR vaccine or those who are not sure and decide to be vaccinated should check with their  physician’s office to see if the MMR vaccine is available. DiChiara said right now his office does not have the vaccine. Walgreen’s and CVS pharmacies said on Thursday that they did not have the MMR vaccine readily available but could order it.Dr. Karen Landers, district medical officer, Alabama Department of Public Health said the biggest concern now is those who have not been vaccinated. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Bright runs for 179 yards, Utah St. beat Colorado St. 34-24

first_img Written by Tags: Gerold Bright/Mountain West/Utah State Aggies Football FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah (AP) — Gerold Bright had 36 carries for 179 yards —both career highs — and Utah State beat Colorado State 34-24 on Saturday night.Bright went into the game with 122 yards rushing on 24 carries this season.Dominik Eberle kicked a 48-yard field goal to give Utah State (3-1, 2-0 Mountain West) a 27-24 lead late in the third quarter and David Woodard forced a fumble by Marvin Kinsey Jr. and returned it 8 yards for a touchdown to cap the scoring with 9:32 left in the game.Woodard finished with 14 tackles and two forced fumbles. Jordan Love had 204 yards passing with two touchdowns and two interceptions — including a 44-yard pick-6 by Colorado State’s Andre Neal.Jaylen Thomas’ 2-yard touchdown run gave the Rams (1-4, 0-1) a 7-0 lead midway through the first quarter but Savon Scarver returned the ensuing kickoff 100 yards for a score.Love connected with Caleb Repp on a 40-yard TD pass to cap a 10-play, 82-yard drive and give the Aggies their first lead, at 24-21, with 1:08 left in the first half. Cayden Camper’s 45-yard field goal tied it early in the third quarter. Associated Press September 28, 2019 /Sports News – Local Bright runs for 179 yards, Utah St. beat Colorado St. 34-24last_img read more

News story: NHS gets funding green light for new buildings, wards and beds

first_img Midlands and East Norfolk and Waveney Up to £0.6 million The government is also releasing £150 million to support the NHS’s work to become more efficient. This additional money will be used to: Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Jeremy Hunt said: South Hampshire and Isle of Wight Up to £10.3 million South Somerset Up to £79.4 million South Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire Up to £2 million improve the use of a digital programme that helps the NHS use its workforce better enable more efficient use of energy in hospitals, which could save the NHS £12 million a year in the first 3 years improve pharmacy IT and administration systems to reduce medication errors and improve patient safety South Devon Up to £26.2 million Region STP Scheme Value South Sussex and East Surrey Up to £19.3 million Midlands and East The Black Country Up to £3.3 million North West Yorkshire Up to £15.0 million Midlands and East Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin Up to £312 million South Gloucestershire Up to £39.5 million The funding was announced today by Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Jeremy Hunt. It is the biggest investment of its kind in the NHS in over 10 years. The NHS will spend the money on programmes to meet local demand, such as new urgent care centres and refurbishing mental health facilities.The Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin sustainability and transformation partnership (STP) will receive £300 million to transform local hospital services. It proposes to use the funding to develop an emergency care site and a separate planned care site, with 24-hour urgent care centres at both sites.The remainder of the money will be awarded to 39 smaller projects, including: South Devon Up to £13.3 million 40 NHS hospitals and community services to receive STP capital funding: South Hampshire and Isle of Wight Up to £3 million Midlands and East Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire and Luton Up to £6 million North West Yorkshire Up to £6.1 million Midlands and East Suffolk and North East Essex Up to £3.4 million London North West London Up to £2.1 million North West Yorkshire Up to £1.5 million London North West London Up to £2.1 million South Kent & Medway Up to £8.5 millioncenter_img North Lancashire and South Cumbria Up to £31.2 million Midlands and East The Black Country Up to £9 million London South West London Up to £9.8 million Midlands and East Suffolk and North East Essex Up to £69 million £6 million to upgrade services of 8 trusts across Yorkshire £8 million for a new health and wellbeing centre to join up local NHS services in Kent £13 million for 2 new urgent care centres in Newton Abbot and Torquay, and refurbishment of Torbay Hospital’s A&E department several million pounds for local NHS services in London, including one project worth up to £11 million London South West London Up to £2.7 million South Kent & Medway Up to £6 million As the NHS approaches its 70th birthday, we are backing it with one of the largest capital programmes in NHS history. As well as a whole new emergency care development in Shropshire, we are backing local NHS services with new buildings, beds and wards so that staff who have been working incredibly hard over winter can have confidence we are expanding capacity for the future. Further major projects are also under consideration across the country and we intend to announce one large scale scheme the size of the Shrewsbury and Telford plan every year going forward based on high-quality plans coming forward from local NHS leaders. Midlands and East Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire and Luton Up to £1.1 million London South West London Up to £2.15 million Midlands and East Derbyshire Up to £6.5 million South Kent & Medway Up to £1.5 million London South West London Up to £11.1 million South Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire Up To £7.5 million South Kent & Medway Up to £1 million North West Yorkshire Up to £2 million South Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire Up to £2 million South Kent & Medway Up to £2.5 million South Surrey Heartlands Up to £0.5 million Midlands and East Suffolk and North East Essex Up to £14.7 million South Hampshire and Isle of Wight Up to £17.5 million North Humber, Coast and Vale Up to £7.5 million London North Central London Up to £0.3 millionlast_img read more