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Central Point teen catches the mumps virus

Central Point, Ore. — A Central Point teenager who is up to date with her vaccinations is sick with the mumps. When Kassidy woke up with swelling in her jaw, her family never expected that she had the mumps. Jaw swelling, dizziness, headache …

Flu myths busted

(NBC News) — Just under half of all Americans got the flu vaccine last year, and some doctors say common myths about the vaccine may be one reason why many choose not to get a flu shot. One of the most common …

Zika spread raises questions

(NBC News) — The Zika virus spreads through infected mosquitoes or sexual contact, but a new case in Utah does not fit those criteria, leaving doctors baffled. It started with an elderly man who died last month in Utah with the Zika …

Zika at home

(NBC News) The number of pregnant women affected by the zika virus in the United States continues to grow, now reaching into the hundreds. Two hundred and seventy-nine women in the United States and U.S. territories have now been infected with the …

Suspected Zika Virus in Josephine County

Update (02/10 11:50am): Josephine County Public Health officials confirm that the mother and child have tested negative for Zika virus. _______________________________________________________________   Grants Pass, Ore. — Josephine County Public Health says they’re investigating two suspected cases of Zika Virus in the county. …