A series of quakes have shaken Southern California today and reports are coming in of aftershocks. The quakes have been felt in Los Angeles. No reports of damage yet.
There have also been four more smaller quakes observed off the Oregon Coast yesterday as earthquake activity continues along the US West Coast.
Earthquake Mode Incident 07/04/2019 INC#0470
Earthquake Mode Incident; INC#0470; 10:39AM; 200 Rfs;http://bit.ly/2JaPsfl; Downtown; Due to a (reported) 6.6 magnitude earthquake centered in the Mojave Desert, the LAFD is now in earthquake mode;All 106 fire stations are out conducting a strategic survey of their districts to determine if any damage exists;Once this process is complete, an overall assessment of the impact in the City of Los Angeles will be compiled by Headquarters;Please do not call 9-1-1 unless there are injuries or dangerous conditions to report;Residents are reminded of the potential of aftershocks and to Drop, Cover and Hold-On;An additional alert will be issued once Earthquake Mode is complete.
No Cost NASA Program Allows You To Have Your Name Sent To Mars On 2020 Rover Mission
NASA is allowing the general public to submit your name to be etched onto a small microchip and then placed aboard the spacecraft that is scheduled to travel to Mars September, 2020. This is a great learning opportunity for kids as well. All submitted names are reviewed, approved and then etched onto a microchip. The microchip is placed aboard the Mars 2020 rover, which will land on Mars.
There is no charge and NASA states on the website they will not share your personal information. Also, providing your email address is optional. The website also can inform you of future missions and opportunities. You can even print a “boarding” pass for the mission.
Keep your family safe from the West Nile Virus this summer
As the weather continues to warm up, health officials say it’s important for people to protect themselves from disease-carrying mosquitoes. One of the illnesses to avoid is the potentially deadly West Nile virus.
About one in five infected people may show signs of West Nile virus. People at risk of serious illness include individuals 50 and older, and people with immune-compromising conditions, such as diabetes and high blood pressure.
West Nile symptoms may include fever above 100 degrees and severe headache, stiff neck, mental confusion, muscle weakness, shaking, paralysis or rash. People should contact their health care provider if experiencing any of these symptoms.
Health officials are advising people to take precautions against mosquitoes to avoid the risk of infection, including preventing mosquito bites. West Nile is spread to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito.
“It’s very easy for people to prevent bites from mosquitoes that may carry West Nile virus,” said Dr. Emilio DeBess, public health veterinarian at the Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division. “Although the risk of contracting West Nile virus is low, people can take simple precautions to keep these insects at bay if they’re headed outdoors.”
To prevent the spread of West Nile virus:
Eliminate sources of standing water that are a breeding ground for mosquitoes. This includes watering troughs, bird baths, clogged gutters and old tires.
When engaged in outdoor activities at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active, protect yourself by using mosquito repellants containing DEET, oil of lemon eucalyptus or Picardin, and follow the directions on the container.
Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants in mosquito-infested areas.
Make sure screen doors and windows are in good repair and fit tightly.
In 2018, there were two human cases of West Nile virus in two Oregon counties: Harney and Clackamas. The virus was found in one bird, 58 mosquito pools — samples of about 50 mosquitoes each — and two horses. In 2017, seven humans, 92 mosquito pools, five horses and one bird tested positive for West Nile. The virus also can be found in chickens, squirrels and dogs.
Climate change, particularly effects such as increased temperature and changes in rainfall, have led to longer mosquito seasons and are contributing to the spread of West Nile virus, health officials say. They agree these and other climate change indicators must be considered to help people better prepare for future transmission of the disease.
Around the nation, Police Week activities are taking place this week. In Washington, DC, the names of 371 fallen officers are being added to the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial; 158 of them died in 2018 and 213 died in prior years.
A person has set his outer jacket on fire near The White House. The U.S. Secret Service uniformed division responded quickly and provided first aid and detained the suspect.
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Breaking: Secret Service personnel are responding to a police/medical incident on Pennsylvania Ave. along the White House North Fence Line.
UPDATE: A male subject operating an electronic wheelchair-type scooter lit his outer jacket on fire while sitting along Pennsylvania Ave. outside the North Fence Line. Uniformed Division Officers immediately responded, extinguished the fire and rendered first aid. The male subject has been transported to a local hospital with what appears to be non-life threatening injuries.
Today the CDC posted an E. coli outbreak alert. Source is currently unknown. So far 72 people have been infected over an area of 5 states in the eastern side of the USA.
The CDC has posted a notice today about an outbreak of E. Coli over 5 states. As of posting time 8 people have been hospitalized, and a total of 72 people have been infected so far. This is early information and more states could be linked to the outbreak.
April 5, 2019
CDC, several states, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investigating a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O103 infections. This investigation includes E. coli O103 infections recently reported by the Kentucky Department of Public HealthExternal.
Public health investigators are using the PulseNet system to identify illnesses that may be part of this outbreak. PulseNet is the national subtyping network of public health and food regulatory agency laboratories coordinated by CDC. DNA fingerprinting is performed on E. coli bacteria isolated from ill people by using techniques called pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and whole genome sequencing (WGS). CDC PulseNet manages a national database of these DNA fingerprints to identify possible outbreaks. WGS gives a more detailed DNA fingerprint than PFGE. WGS performed on E. coli from ill people in this outbreak showed that they are closely related genetically. This means that the ill people are more likely to share a common source of infection.
As of April 4, 2019, 72 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O103 have been reported from five states. CDC is reporting the 72 illnesses that PulseNet has confirmed are part of this outbreak. States are investigating additional illnesses that might be a part of this outbreak. A list of the states and the number of confirmed cases in each can be found on the Map of Reported Cases page.
Illnesses started on dates from March 2, 2019, to March 29, 2019. Ill people range in age from 1 to 74 years, with a median age of 17. Fifty-five percent are female. Of 47 people with information available, 8 (17%) have been hospitalized. No deaths and no cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) have been reported.
This investigation is still ongoing and a specific food item, grocery store, or restaurant chain has not been identified as the source of infections. State and local public health officials are interviewing ill people to determine what they ate and other exposures in the week before their illness started.
CDC will provide more information as it becomes available.
Pres. Trump: “We’re going to be issuing an emergency order of prohibition to ground all flights of the 737 MAX 8 and the 737 MAX 9, and planes associated with that line.”
The USA is the last country to ban the Boeing 737 Max aircraft due to a safety concern. Klamath Alerts has been following this story for several days and will have an additional report soon. The ban follows Canada who ordered the aircraft grounded just a few hours ago.
Currently American and Southwest have flights airborne with this aircraft in US airspace with passengers aboard.