While the nationwide outbreak of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) cases may be starting to subside, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is still in the early stages of investigating it and determining whether it’s connected to unexplained neurologic illnesses in children in Colorado and elsewhere, says a top CDC virology expert.
Today the count of confirmed cases rose by 13, to 691, according to the CDC. The illnesses have been confirmed in all but four states: Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada, and Arizona. The cases confirmed yesterday and today mark a slowdown from earlier this week and much of last week.
“We’re getting a sense that on average there’s at least an indication of a decline in the number of cases,” Mark Pallansch, PhD, director of the CDC’s Division of Viral Diseases, told CIDRAP News today.
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Located on the Colorado River between Nevada and Arizona, the Hoover Dam is 726 feet (221 m) high and 1,244 feet (379 m) long. It was built between 1931 and 1936 by the US Bureau of Reclamation and was named for President Herbert Hoover in 1947. In addition to supplying a great deal of hydroelectric power, the dam provides for flood control, river regulation, and improved navigation. In 1985, it was designated a National Historic Landmark. What was the dam called before it was named for Hoover? More… Discuss
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One of the largest hotels on Earth, the MGM Grand opened in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 1993. It had a very different look then than it does today, originally boasting an extensive Wizard of Oz theme that has since been scrapped in favor of an Art Deco motif. The complex also included a theme park, which was meant to make the Vegas Strip more family friendly, but it performed poorly and was closed in 2000. Why did many Chinese patrons avoid the MGM Grand’s main entrance prior to its redesign? More… Discuss
MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas
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The Mojave Desert occupies a significant portion of southeastern California and parts of Utah, Nevada, and Arizona. It is named for the Mojave tribe of Native Americans, who made it their home. It is also home to the world’s largest Joshua tree forest and the third-tallest dunes in North America, the 600-foot-high Kelso Dunes. The desert’s Death Valley, the lowest, hottest, driest area of North America, has recorded some of the world’s highest air temperatures. What is the Mojave’s largest city? More… Discuss
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A border dispute sparked by the US annexation of Texas in 1845 soon led to all-out war between the two countries. Under the terms of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo that ended the war, Mexico confirmed US claims to Texas and ceded lands constituting present-day California, Nevada, and Utah, and parts of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming in exchange for an indemnity of $15 million and US assumption of American claims against Mexico. How did the US’s victory precipitate its Civil War?More… Discuss
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The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is a celebration of the old tradition of cowboy poetry in the buckaroo town of Elko, Nevada. The gathering, which began in 1985 with about 50 working cowboys, has become a six-day affair in the last week of January that now includes folk music concerts, western dances, exhibits of cowboy gear, and workshops not only on writing but also on such topics as horse-hair braiding and photography. Poetry remains the heart of the festival, and the poets—all working ranch people—include men, women, and children. More… Discuss
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After earning millions as a stockbroker and investment consultant, Fossett began a second career as a sports adventurer. He swam the English Channel in 1985 and set many sailing records, but he is best known for his long-distance solo aviation triumphs, like becoming the first person to fly solo nonstop around the world in a balloon in 2002. He disappeared while flying a private plane in Nevada in September 2007 and was declared dead five months later. When was his crash site finally discovered? More…Discuss
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