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Memorial Day 2015

Cpl. Sara A. Medina

This Memorial Day, it is important to remember that the young men and women that we send around the world in our military give their lives to save others as well as in war. Cpl. Sara A. Medina, a combat photographer assigned to Marine Corps Installations Pacific, died in the line of duty on May 12 in Nepal. Medina was aboard a Marine helicopter moving supplies to areas hard hit by two massive earthquakes, including one that was 7.4 magnitude on that same day.

Year two of chikungunya in the Americas

Aedes aegypti or Yellow Fever mosquito

Public health officials had been expecting the arrival of chikungunya in the Western Hemisphere for some time so they were not surprised when cases began appearing in Dec. 2013 on the French side of the island of St. Martin. As of April 17, 2015, chikungunya had been confirmed with autochthonous (local) transmission in virtually every country and territory in North and South America. Bermuda, Canada, Chile, Cuba and Peru deny any locally contracted illnesses.

Measles Deaths in the United States


People die from measles. People in the United States die from measles. People in the United States have died from measles in the last ten years.

There are a vast number of posts on social media that claim that there have been no death in the United States from measles since… Sometimes it says ten years, sometimes 2004 and sometimes the claim is for another recent period. All of those claims are false.

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