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Zika virus case reported in Northwest Missouri

LIBERTY, Missouri- The Clay County Public Health Center reports confirmation of a case of Zika virus in a male Clay County resident. The man hadhad recently traveled to an area outside of the United States that is experiencing a Zika outbreak. The health center released the following information about the case in a press release Thursday, Aug. 11th: Many areas in the U.S. have the type of mosquitoes that can become infected with and spread Zika. However, as of Aug. 11, 2016, there have been no reported cases of Zika contracted from a mosquito bite in Missouri and there is only...

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Child falls from roller coaster at Pennsylvania’s Idlewild park

  LIGONIER, Pennsylvania —A 3 year-old boy reportedly fell from a roller coaster at Idlewild and SoakZone on Thursday morning, according to reporting by WTAE. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the amusement park in Ligonier. A medical helicopter was also requested, and the patient was flown to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. It’s not yet known which ride the child was on, or how far the youth fell. The park remains open to customers. Idlewild has two roller coasters — the Rollo Coaster, with a height requirement of 36 inches, and the Wild Mouse, which has a 48-inch requirement. Cars on...

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