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Archive for January 28th, 2015

Measles Cases and Outbreaks

Posted by feww on January 28, 2015

Updated Jan. 29, 2015

Measles Outbreaks

U.S. Outbreaks

  • Some  78 people in 11 California counties, as well as Utah, Arizona, Nebraska, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, and New Mexico have been infected. About a quarter of them have been hospitalized. So far, none have died.
  • In 2014, some 23 outbreaks were responsible for 89% of the 644 cases reported across 27 states

China Outbreaks:

An outbreak of measles in downtown Beijing has been reported by Beijing’s disease control and prevention center, reported Xinhua.

Between January 22 – 26, at least 23 people contracted measles in an office building in Chaoyangmen, a busy commercial area in Dongcheng District, Beijing, said a statement released by the center, Xinhua reported.

On January 7, at least 32 cases of measles were confirmed in Datong University in the city of Datong, in north China’s Shanxi Province.

In recent years, large measles outbreaks have occurred in Africa, Europe, eastern Mediterranean, W Pacific and SE Asia. Outbreaks with more than 10,000 reported cases have occurred in the DRC, India, Indonesia, Somalia and Ukraine.

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Major Disaster Declared for Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians, Calif.

Posted by feww on January 28, 2015

Federal Disaster Declared for Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians

Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians Severe Storms, Flooding, and Mudslides (DR-4206)

The White House has declared a major disaster exists for Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians in Riverside County, California due to severe storms, flooding, and mudslides during the period of December 4-6, 2014.

The Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

Links to Recent Federal Disaster Declarations

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