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Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports West Nile Virus detected in Middle Tennessee Horse

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Despite the cooler temperatures, mosquitoes are still active in Tennessee. The state veterinarian is confirming a case of mosquito-borne West Nile virus (WNV) in a horse in Robertson County.

Mosquitoes transmit WNV. Sick horses cannot directly infect humans or other horses.

Vector-borne diseases (such as the Zika virus, which can be spread by aedes aegypti mosquitoes) account for more than 17 percent of all infectious diseases, causing more than 700,000 deaths annually, according to the World Health Organization. (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Vector-borne diseases (such as the Zika virus, which can be spread by aedes aegypti mosquitoes) account for more than 17 percent of all infectious diseases, causing more than 700,000 deaths annually, according to the World Health Organization. (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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Tennessee Department of Health reports First Death from Vaping Associated Respiratory Disease

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health (THD) has reported one death in a patient with serious respiratory disease associated with use of electronic cigarettes or other vaping devices. This is the first such death reported in Tennessee.

“We are extremely saddened by this loss of life and extend our sincere condolences to the patient’s family,” said Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP.

Cluster of Illness in 49 States Linked to E-cigarette Use.

Cluster of Illness in 49 States Linked to E-cigarette Use.

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Austin Peay State University students’ documentary selected for Nashville Film Festival

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – A guitar thrums at the start of “Listen Hear” – an Austin Peay State University (APSU) student-produced documentary that explores the Clarksville music scene. Iconic Clarksville images – a downtown mural, a Strawberry Alley street sign, a theater marquee – flash across the screen.

(L to R) Austin Peay State University students Lizzy Patterson, Josef Clark and Taylor Moore collaborated on the film during Karen Bullis’ documentary production class last year. (APSU)

(L to R) Austin Peay State University students Lizzy Patterson, Josef Clark and Taylor Moore collaborated on the film during Karen Bullis’ documentary production class last year. (APSU)

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Riverfest fires on all Cylinders, Saturday

 

RiverFest 2019Clarksville, TN – By all accounts, this year’s Riverfest was a big success. The weather was perfect, attendance was strong, and the entertainment was top-notch.

Three days of activities began Thursday evening with the annual Riverfest Juried Art Show at Wilma Rudolph Event Center. Kara Zahn and her team did a great job this year, bringing in a full house to view dozens of entries in multiple categories and age divisions.

Montgomery Gentry closed Riverfest 2019 in style, with a big crowd lining the hillside in front of the Miller Lite stage to watch an impressive Saturday night performance.

Montgomery Gentry closed Riverfest 2019 in style, with a big crowd lining the hillside in front of the Miller Lite stage to watch an impressive Saturday night performance.

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2019 Riverfest set for September 5th-7th

 

Clarksville’s Riverfest Celebrates it’s 32nd anniversary

RiverFest 2019Clarksville, TN – Join the City of Clarksville and Miller Lite along the banks of the Cumberland River to celebrate Clarksville’s river heritage and the 32nd anniversary of the annual Riverfest Celebration, September 5th-7th, 2019.

This free, three-day music and arts festival features three stages of diverse local and nationally known entertainers and cultural groups, plus delicious food and fun for the entire family.

Clarksville's Three-day music and arts festival, Riverfest, to be held September 5th-7th, 2019.

Clarksville’s Three-day music and arts festival, Riverfest, to be held September 5th-7th, 2019.

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Tennessee Department of Health Urges Providers to Report Cases of Vaping-associated Respiratory Illness

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) is asking health care providers across the state to report any cases of suspected serious respiratory illness they treat among patients who use electronic cigarettes or other vaping devices.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a cluster of severe pulmonary disease among people who use e-cigarettes or vape, with more than 150 cases reported to date in 16 states.

Closeup of woman smoking electronic cigarette outdoor. (American Heart Association)

Closeup of woman smoking electronic cigarette outdoor. (American Heart Association)

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Downtown @ Sundown Concert Series opens Friday night

 

Downtown CommonsMontgomery County, TN – On Friday, May 3rd, Downtown Commons’ Second Annual Downtown @ Sundown Concert Series kicks off at 7:00pm. Come join us for a night of Free music and fun.

Opener, Whiskey Angel takes the stage at 7:00pm. Local group, FEVER is the Headlining act starting at 8:00pm.

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Tennessee Department of Health Confirms First Tennessee Measles Case for 2019

 

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Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is investigating a case of measles after the State Public Health Laboratory confirmed a positive test for the illness in a resident of the East Tennessee.

While the investigation is currently centered in East Tennessee, all Tennesseans should be aware of measles and its symptoms. These symptoms may include fever, runny nose, body aches, watery eyes and white spots in the mouth.

Measles starts with fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and sore throat. It’s followed by a rash that spreads over the body. Measles virus is highly contagious virus and spreads through the air through coughing and sneezing. Make sure you and your child are protected with measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine. (CDC)

Measles starts with fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and sore throat. It’s followed by a rash that spreads over the body. Measles virus is highly contagious virus and spreads through the air through coughing and sneezing. Make sure you and your child are protected with measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine. (CDC)

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BACH says Vaccine, Healthy Habits can help prevent Flu this season

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – Flu season is here but there are measures individuals can take to reduce the risk of getting sick. “The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get an annual flu vaccination,” said Maj. Simone Edwards, chief of public health nursing at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH).

“The flu vaccine can reduce an individual’s chance of getting the flu or reduce the severity because the vaccine prompts the body into creating antibodies that will fight off the virus,” Edwards stated.

An annual vaccination and healthy habits can help prevent flu this season.  (Maria Yager, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital(BACH))

An annual vaccination and healthy habits can help prevent flu this season. (Maria Yager, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital(BACH))

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Tennessee State Veterinarian confirms Potomac Horse Fever Case in Tennessee

 

Tennessee Department of Agriculture

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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