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TUSD releases statement regarding Coronavirus

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Turlock Unified School District Releases Statement About Coronavirus urging parents to use healthy practices to stay safe this flu season.

TUSD notified parents in the community with the following phone call:

“Good evening. This is a call from Turlock Unified School District. We have posted on our TUSD website information our school nurses have compiled related to seasonal flu and the recent Coronavirus outbreak. We encourage our TUSD families to review this information for best practices on staying healthy this cold and flu season. Thank you.”

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3 People In Monterey County Tested For Wuhan Coronavirus

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MONTEREY COUNTY (CBS SF/CNN) — The Monterey County Health Department confirmed on Wednesday that three people in the county have been tested for the Wuhan coronavirus.

After initially telling KPIX that five people were being tested for the coronavirus, a Monterey County Health Department official corrected herself and said that while five people were assessed, only three of the five met the criteria for being tested.

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California county health system eyes cuts, layoffs to overcome $57M shortfall

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In an effort to overcome a $57 million shortfall, the San Mateo (Calif.) County Health System is proposing several cuts to its services, according to the Palo Alto Daily Post. 

The health system is proposing to cut the number of psychiatric beds in half, close its hospital pharmacy and lay off 80 employees.

Health system officials estimate the cuts will save the county hospital system $16 million.

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2 confirmed cases of coronavirus in California

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SANTA ANA (KUSI) – California’s first case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Orange County after a traveler from Wuhan, China — ground zero for the deadly disease — tested positive, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency.

That patient — man in his 50s — was taken to a local hospital, is in isolation and in good condition, according to a written statement from the agency.

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California health officials warn of possible measles exposure at LAX

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Los Angeles (CNN)Three people with the measles virus recently traveled through Los Angeles International Airport, the LA County Department of Public Health said Monday, as it warned that others may have been exposed.

The three people, who do not live in Los Angeles, were in the airport December 11 between 6:50 a.m. and noon in Terminals 4 and 5, the department said.
Anyone who may have been at the those terminals on December 11 are at risk of developing measles for up to 21 days after being exposed. The department urged people to monitor themselves for illness or unexplained rash from seven to 21 days after their exposure, and to call a health care provider immediately if symptoms develop.
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Measles cases surge in California and across the U.S. Did anti-vaxxers contribute?

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Measles is back, and with a vengeance.

The United States is among the countries with measles outbreaks. Through Nov. 7, more than 1,260 cases have been reported in 31 states — the highest number in the past 25 years.

In 2018, worldwide measles killed 140,000 people, mostly children younger than 5, according to a new report from the World Health Organization and the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention on behalf of the Measles & Rubella Initiative.

This includes 72 cases in California, according to the California Department of Public Health. The last large outbreak in the state involved 131 Californians and occurred from 2014-2015 and was associated with Disneyland.

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