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‘Medical receiver J. Clark Kelso ordered the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to exclude black, Filipino and other medically risky inmates from Avenal and Pleasant Valley state prisons because those groups are more susceptible to the fungal infection, which originates in the region’s soil.’

Through Medicare, Medicaid and other government programs, taxpayers cover a large percentage of the valley fever bill. An estimated 60 percent of valley fever-related hospitalizations — resulting in charges of close to $2 billion over 10 years in California alone — are covered by government programs,


So is it Valley Fever or Rift Fever?
Molecular biology and genetic diversity of Rift Valley fever virusAbstract Fig. 2. Distribution of RVF as of 2011. Countries that have experienced substantial epizootics and epidemics are shown in dark blue, while those with serologic evidence or virus isolation are marked with light blue. Years of major outbreaks are shown. Based on ( and ).read link>>>Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV), a member of the family Bunyaviridae, genus Phlebovirus, is the causative agent of Rift Valley fever (RVF), a mosquito-borne disease of ruminant animals and humans. The generation of a large sequence database has facilitated studies of the evolution and spread of th…

Germany’s Bayer to pay $1.1 billion for California-based birth control firm Conceptus; (basically a form of in office sterilization)

Essure is a permanent, non-surgical transcervical sterilizationprocedure for women developed by Conceptus Inc. It was approved for use in the United States on November 4, 2002.[1]Two economic studies, one of which implemented Essure as an in-office procedure, suggest that Essure could be more cost-effective than laparoscopic bilateral tubal ligation.[2]
FRANKFURT, Germany — German drug company Bayer AG says it has agreed to buy California-based Conceptus for around $1.1 billion to expand the kinds of birth control it offers. Bayer said Monday it would launch a public offer to pay $31.00 per share for all the stock in Conceptus, Inc., which is based in Mountain View.Conceptus makes Essure, an irreversible birth control method in which small metal and polyester coils are inserted to block a woman’s fallopian tubes. The procedure can be done in 10 minutes in a doctor’s office. Bayer already markets birth control pills and intrauterine devices. CEO Marijn Dekkers said that the deal represe…

Iraqi Refugees Resettle in Atlanta, Georgia?

First and foremost, Sarmad Edrees is a family man. Second, he is a businessman. Third, he is a relative newcomer to the United States after fleeing his homeland. Edrees ran a large and profitable poultry farm in Abu Ghraib, just a short drive outside of Baghdad, Iraq, until 2000.Currently, he co-owns a cab company with his cousin, Hilal, with headquarters off Elbert Street near the Athens Perimeter.
Threatened by dictator Saddam Hussein, Edrees fled by boat to Australia. There he lived far away from his wife and four children until the toppling of Hussein’s regime compelled him to return. But his country, difficult to live in under a military dictatorship, exploded with ever-present violence following the arrival of U.S. troops. Before the U.S. invasion, if Hussein’s regime had a problem with you, Edrees explained, it was only with you. By fleeing the country, he could save his family from harm. The situation deteriorated following Hussein’s ouster. No one was safe, Edrees said. Cove…

What are the Penalties for Treason? WHAT IS THE BIGGEST CAUSE OF WAR? zio-something

from the Legal Dictionary.comThe betrayal of one’s own country by waging war against it or by consciously or purposely acting to aid its enemies.
The Treason Clause traces its roots back to an English statute enacted during the reign of Edward III (1327–1377). This statute prohibited levying war against the king, adhering to his enemies, or contemplating his death. Although this law defined treason to include disloyal and subversive thoughts, it effectively circumscribed the crime as it existed under the Common Law. During the thirteenth century, the crime of treason encompassed virtually every act contrary to the king’s will and became a political tool of the Crown. Building on the tradition begun by Edward III, the Founding Fathers carefully delineated the crime of treason in Article III of the U.S. Constitution,narrowly defining its elements and setting forth stringent evidentiary requirements.
Under Article III, Section 3, of the Constitution, any person who levies war against the…