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Opinion: Vaccinations in migrant camps could prevent a flu pandemic. Government officials are doing nothing about it 18.9.2019 LA Times: Health

Conditions in immigrant detention facilities are ideal for creating deadly flu strains.

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State health officials urge residents to get a flu shot as soon as possible 17.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Following the death of a California child from flu-related complications, Minnesota public health officials are renewing their annual call for people to get vaccinated.
HIV prevention is making progress. And a breakthrough vaccine appears within reach 6.9.2019 LA Times: Health

A spate of large-scale clinical trials has scientists hopeful about a vaccine to prevent HIV.

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Why the measles surge could open the door to a host of other diseases 6.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
There's mounting evidence that the measles virus can erase our immunity to everything from influenza viruses to diarrheal disease.
70 Million Flu Vaccines Delayed This Year, According to CDC 5.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Difficulty in nailing down the predominant strains this year led Sanofi Pasteur to delay production of its flu vaccine by a month.
Coloradans send drinking water to Florida as Hurricane Dorian nears coast 31.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
As Hurricane Dorian bears down on Florida a trio of Colorado companies, and a local foundation, combined forces to send canned drinking water to the storm threatened state.
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Indigenous leaders denounce Amazon fires as “a terrifying plague" 27.8.2019 Survival International
Many indigenous territories in Brazil have been burned by ranchers and loggers for years, though 2019`s fires are especially bad. Awá man Hemokoma`á stands in his people`s forest after it was burned in 2010. © Fiona Watson/Survival Indigenous leaders across Brazil’s Amazon region have denounced the devastating fires as a “plague” and a ‘terror” that “makes our children sick and kills the animals.” Antonio Enésio Tenharim of the Tenharim people said: “We take care of this land, our territory. Until today, the fire hadn’t entered. But now it has suddenly come, in various places. It is a terror for our people, because it makes our children sick, kills the animals, it only brings bad things." Renowned indigenous leader Sonia Guajajara said today: “We’re putting our bodies and our lives on the line to try to save our territories… We’ve been warning for decades about the violations we have suffered across Brazil. “The predatory behaviour of loggers, miners and ranchers, who have a powerful lobby in the ...
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Opinion: Denying flu vaccinations to border detainees isn't just cruel, it's dangerous 21.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Like it or not, immigrant detainees are on American soil. It endangers the health of everyone, no matter their legal status, to allow a flu to thrive.

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Plague concerns cancel camping for Phish takeover of Dick’s Sporting Goods Park 20.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Thousands of people who planned to camp during the three days of Phish concerts at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City over Labor Day weekend will no longer be able to do so because of concerns about the plague, a Phish promoter said Tuesday.
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Some plague-affected prairie dog areas in Commerce City to remain closed through Labor Day 17.8.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Sites in Commerce City with plague-affected prairie dogs will remain closed through Labor Day, unaffected areas of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife refuge will reopen [cq comment="cq August 17"]Saturday.
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No evidence of carcinogens in Metro State University office where 4 ill employees worked 12.8.2019 Denver Post: Local
Two independent scientific reviews have determined that a Metro State University office where four employees worked when they were diagnosed with cancer does not contain carcinogens that would have caused them to become ill.
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Open space near DIA closed due to proximity to plague-infested prairie dogs 9.8.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Denver Parks and Recreation has temporarily closed First Creek at DEN open space near Denver International Airport because of its proximity to prairie dog colonies infected with plague in Commerce City.
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Rapids’ post-game fireworks canceled because of flea infestation 2.8.2019 Denver Post: Local
Plague-infested fleas in prairie dog colonies around Dick's Sporting Goods Park force Rapids to cancel post-game fireworks show.
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Donald Trump Just Said America Is About to Cure Childhood Cancer and AIDS. Science Suggests Otherwise 2.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"We will be ending the AIDS epidemic shortly in America, and curing childhood cancer very shortly," Trump told supporters at a Cincinnati rally.
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Flesh-eating Bacteria Could Be Claiming More Victims Thanks to Climate Change, Experts Say 2.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Even a rise in temperature of a degree or two can can increase the number of one particular type of "flesh-eating" bacteria in ocean water, an expert told "Newsweek".
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Plague confirmed in Commerce City prairie dogs; Rocky Mountain Arsenal closes 2.8.2019 Denver Post: Local
Confirmed cases of plague in Commerce City prairie dog colonies has shutdown the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, through the weekend, as well as municipal open space areas and unpaved parking lots in Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. 
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Senate: You Can End HIV in America. It's On You | Opinion 30.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
By the year of 2030, we might not have a single new case of HIV America - if the lawmakers act now.
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Top Border Patrol Official Says It Is U.S. Policy to Separate HIV-positive Parents From Their Children 26.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"It's a communicable disease under the guidance," said Brian Hastings, who serves as chief of law enforcement at the Border Patrol.
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William Dannemeyer, former O.C. congressman and anti-gay crusader, dies at 89 16.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

William Dannemeyer, a former Orange County congressman who spent much of his career fighting gay rights and helped cement Orange County’s reputation as a bastion of right-wing conservatism, has died at his home in Thousand Palms.

Dannemeyer died July 9 of age-related illness, said his son Bruce...

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Rose Greene, L.A.'s early-day champion of LGBTQ rights, has died 16.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Rose Greene, a petite but mighty LGBTQ advocate who oversaw the creation and launch of one of the country’s largest HIV/AIDS fundraising events — a 545-mile bike ride along the coast of California that became a national model and a lasting symbol of unity, has died.

The cause was bone cancer, said...

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