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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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Tennessee Department of Health says Measles Protection important for all who travel outside the United States

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is reminding those who travel abroad of the need for vaccination against measles.

Although measles was officially eradicated from the United States in 2000, it is still present in other regions of the world including Western Europe and cases continue to occur among Americans returning from foreign travel and among foreign visitors to the United States.

Vaccination against measles is extremely effective. «Read the rest of this article»

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Land Between The Lakes to hold Bison Auction February 2nd

 

Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area has scheduled their annual Bison Auction for Saturday, February 2nd, 2013.

The USDA Forest Service manages two herds of American Bison at LBL. Due to annual reproduction, there is a need to remove surplus bison from each herd. Thinning of the herd is necessary to sustain optimal habitat conditions and animal health.

Bison at Land Between the Lakes.

Bison at Land Between the Lakes.

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Tennessee Department of Health says Measles Protection is Important for Everyone

 

Vaccination has Eradicated Measles in United States

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is reminding Tennesseans of the need for vaccination against measles. Although measles was officially eliminated from the United States in 2000 as the result of high vaccination rates, it is still present in other regions of the world.

A small number of cases continue to occur among Americans who have traveled abroad or come into contact with someone returning from foreign travel. In 2011, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported a 15-year high in the number of measles cases in the U.S. «Read the rest of this article»

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Land Between The Lakes Bison Auction Set

 

Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area has scheduled their annual Bison Auction for Saturday, January 28th, 2012.

The USDA Forest Service manages two herds of American Bison at LBL.  Due to annual reproduction, there is a need to remove surplus bison from each herd.  Thinning of the herd is necessary to sustain optimal habitat conditions and animal health.

Bison at Land Between the Lakes.

Bison at Land Between the Lakes.

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