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CDC launches ‘Coronavirus Self-Checker’ bot to analyze your symptoms

March 23rd, 2020

The CDC’s Coronavirus Self-Checker bot is now live.  The bot, which was built with the help of Microsoft, analyzes your symptoms and recommends further measures. If your symptoms are severe or if you have underlying health conditions, the system will recommend more urgent care than if you are healthy overall and have mild symptoms.  The …

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CDC tells high-risk groups to prepare for lockdown

March 10th, 2020

The CDC has told individuals in high-risk groups to prepare for extended stays at home.  High-risk groups include individuals over 60 years of age as well as people with diabetes and other chronic illnesses.  Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories.   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have updated their stance on the risk …

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Coronavirus outbreak reaches scary new milestone

February 26th, 2020

If there’s one topic that has the entire world’s attention at the moment it’s the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. Originating in China in December, the spread was initially slow, but things have changed dramatically in the weeks since its discovery. Now, with health officials around the world scrambling to respond, the outbreak has crossed …

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There’s yet another case of coronavirus in the United States

February 14th, 2020

While the coronavirus outbreak continues to explode in areas of China, the number of confirmed infections outside of China continues to rise at a much slower rate. Now, with all eyes on what could be the start of a true global pandemic, another case of coronavirus has been confirmed in the United States. The individual …

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CDC warns that pet store puppies are making people sick

December 18th, 2019

Taking a new puppy home from the pet store can be an incredibly exciting experience. You’re adopting a living, breathing bundle of cuddles, and by the time you’re ready to bring your new four-legged friend home, you’ve already likely done a whole lot of preparation. One thing you might not be prepared for, however, is …

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Romaine lettuce is dangerous again as new E. coli outbreak spreads

November 26th, 2019

Hey, remember back exactly one year ago when the CDC begged everyone to throw away romaine lettuce because it was making people sick? Well wouldn’t you know it, it’s happening again! Over two dozen people have already been hospitalized with severe E. coli infections across 16 states, and the CDC is once again sounding the …