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EPIDEMIC

December 19, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – The Vermont Department of Health (DOH) has announced that there is a whooping cough epidemic in the state with more people afflicted than ever before – ten times as many cases as last year. Vermont is not the only state seeing the problem, but it is ranked third in the nation for people with the illness.
Whooping cough, also know as pertussis, is a highly contagious illness caused by bacteria. It mainly affects the respiratory system. The DOH offered clinics throughout the state Wednesday for shots free of charge.

OPERATION SANTA FILLS CHRISTMAS WISHES

December 19, 2012

DERBY – As a light snow fell yesterday morning, police officers met at the Orleans County Sheriff's Department for a very important assignment – delivering toys to area schools.
The schools will distribute the toys to families of children who might otherwise get little or nothing during Christmas. The children can receive the gifts from Santa, their parents or others.
Law enforcement officers from all local agencies, state police dispatchers, Department of Correction Officers, first responders and local citizens helped cover the cost of the toys.

Health Care Exchange Drives Junior High Budget

December 19, 2012

DERBY - The initial budget proposal for fiscal year 2013/14 is expected to increase by 6.2%, or $85,000 over the current fiscal year.
The NCU Junior High School Board is concerned about the community response to the proposed budget increase. At the November meeting, board member Richard Nelson wondered, “What effect does the 14% increase in our health care budget have on our overall increase in the budget proposal?” This week the answer was quantified by BC/BS actuaries.

Whooping Cough Clinic Today

December 19, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – The Vermont Department of Health (DOH) has announced that there is a whooping cough epidemic in the state, with more people afflicted than ever before; ten times as many cases as last year. Vermont is not the only state seeing the problem, but it is ranked third in the nation for people with the illness.
Whooping cough, also know as pertussis, is a highly contagious illness caused by bacteria. It mainly affects the respiratory system.

 

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