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Schools Will Reopen, Viruses Will Persist, Can We Protect Our Community?

 

RobotLABSan Francisco, CARobotLAB Inc., the leading Educational Robotics Company, announced today the launch of a suite of Virus-Fighting robots to keep schools safe and virus-free. The suite of robots, carefully chosen from all around the world, are designed to follow the UNICEF’s guidelines for safe and virus-free schools.

With Dr. Fauci’s expectation that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) will become a cyclical disease, it is more important than ever to ensure that schools, and our kids are safe, and not spreading infections throughout the community.

Fever Checking Robot

Fever Checking Robot

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Issues Executive Order Declaring State of Emergency in Response to Coronavirus

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has issued Executive Order No. 14 declaring a state of emergency in Tennessee to facilitate the treatment and containment of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture says 22 Tennessee Horses test positive for Equine Piroplasmosis

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports that the state veterinarian’s office is investigating an outbreak of Equine Piroplasmosis (EP) in a group of racing Quarter Horses in Middle Tennessee.

Twenty-two horses have tested positive for EP in five locations within Bedford County, Rutherford County, and Williamson County. The horses are all under quarantine and being treated.

Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports Equine Piroplasmosis Detected in 22 Tennessee Horses.

Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports Equine Piroplasmosis Detected in 22 Tennessee Horses.

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Tennessee State Veterinarian confirms Potomac Horse Fever Case in Tennessee

 

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Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – The Tennessee State Veterinarian is advising all horse owners to be alert as Potomac horse fever has been confirmed in a horse in Davidson County, Tennessee.

Freshwater snails are the source of the bacteria that causes Potomac horse fever. Horses may be exposed when drinking from creeks or rivers, and can then suffer from colic, fever, and diarrhea. Potomac horse fever has not been found to directly transmit from horse to horse.

Potomac horse fever has been confirmed in a horse in Davidson County, Tennessee.

Potomac horse fever has been confirmed in a horse in Davidson County, Tennessee.

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Walk MS: Clarksville to be held Saturday, April 15th

 

Saturday event to raise awareness, fundraiser

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Citizens are invited to join friends and neighbors for Walk MS: Clarksville on Saturday, April 15th in Liberty Park.

Walk MS: Clarksville is an opportunity for people living with MS and those who care about them to connect, join together, and be inspired. In 2016, nearly 300,000 people at more than 550 locations across the country walked to create a world free of MS, raising nearly $50 million.

Walk MS: Clarksville to be held at Liberty Park on Saturday, April 15th, 2017.

Walk MS: Clarksville to be held at Liberty Park on Saturday, April 15th, 2017.

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Montgomery County urges everyone to take action to prevent Mosquitoes

 

Montgomery County TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett and Montgomery County Public Health Director Joey Smith, this week urged residents and business owners to start “Tip and Toss” and “SWAT” actions to prevent mosquito breeding grounds.

“Mosquito season has started in Tennessee, presenting potential health problems for residents who could be bitten by disease-carrying mosquitoes,” said Mayor Durrett.  “To prevent mosquito breeding spots, we urge residents and business owners to do a cleanup near their homes and establishments, discarding or tipping over items than can unintentionally hold water that mosquitoes can use to lay eggs and multiply.  A mosquito can lay her eggs in something as small as a plastic soda bottle top, so tossing these types of items into the trash could help prevent you or someone else from suffering a mosquito bite.”

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Tennessee Department of Health issues Hepatitis C Epidemic Public Health Advisory

 

Disease that Can Destroy Livers on the Rise

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is issuing a public health advisory urging residents to increase their awareness about Hepatitis C, a life-threatening disease spread by direct contact with blood from an infected person.

The rate of acute Hepatitis C cases in Tennessee has more than tripled in the last seven years, and the steadily increasing number of cases may only represent “the tip of the iceberg” of the state’s Hepatitis-C epidemic, according to TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Health says you should know the risks of Hepatitis C

 

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – Hepatitis C is a deadly but treatable disease; that’s why the Tennessee Department of Health is sharing a reminder about the importance of getting tested.

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month, a perfect time to know your status and seek treatment if needed.

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American Heart Association reports Most Americans don’t know common stroke signs, but an app can help

 

American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – If you’re like most Americans, you don’t know the signs of stroke.

Only 8 percent of those recently surveyed in the American Stroke Association/Ad Council Stroke Awareness Continuous Tracking Study could identify each letter in F.A.S.T., an acronym of the most common stroke warning signs.

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Tennessee Department of Health says Measles outbreak in California underscores importance of Immunization

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – Measles, a disease considered eradicated in the United States, is making headlines due to a growing outbreak linked to a California amusement park. Most of the people infected with measles in this outbreak were not vaccinated against the disease.

While Tennessee does not yet have any reported measles cases in 2015 and no cases linked to this outbreak at this time, the Tennessee Department of Health is reminding everyone of the importance of routine vaccination against measles and other illnesses.

A child receiving an immunization

A child receiving an immunization

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