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Is it a Cold, Flu, Allergies or COVID-19? Know the Symptoms

 

Urgent CareNashville, TN – Many ailments such as a cold, allergies, flu and COVID-19 Coronavirus share similar symptoms. Under ordinary circumstances, people struggle to decide if they should call a health provider when they or other family members feel sick. But COVID-19 Coronavirus has complicated the situation this year.

Urgent Team lists symptoms for COVID-19, Cold, Flue and Allergies.

Urgent Team lists symptoms for COVID-19, Cold, Flue and Allergies.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s COVID-19 Bulletin #18

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Today, Thursday, April 15th, 2020 Governor Bill Lee provided an update on Tennessee’s efforts regarding COVID-19 Coronavirus relief.

Governor Lee’s daily press conferences can be viewed live this week Monday through Thursday at 3:00pm CT here. Governor Lee has also established a website specific to COVID-19 Coronavirus updates which can be found here.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee Department of Health reports Fourth Confirmed case of Coronavirus Tennessee

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) has confirmed one additional case of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Middle Tennessee, bringing the state’s total number of confirmed cases to four.

The patient is an adult female in Middle Tennessee. TDH is working closely with local health officials to support  the ongoing investigations of COVID-19 cases. The overall risk to the public remains low as COVID-19 is not currently widespread in Tennessee or the United States.

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Tennessee Department of Health confirms Two New Cases of Coronavirus

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) has confirmed two additional cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Davidson County and Shelby County, bringing the state’s total number of confirmed cases to three.

“TDH is working closely with local health officials in Davidson and Shelby counties to support  the ongoing investigations of COVID-19 cases and we have full confidence in the ability of local jurisdictions to take swift action and mitigate risks,” said TDH Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP. “The overall risk to the public remains low as COVID-19 is not currently widespread in Tennessee or the United States.”

 Tennessee Department of Health reports Davidson County, Shelby County Announce First Cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Tennessee Department of Health reports Davidson County, Shelby County Announce First Cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

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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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