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MERS Level 1 Travel Advisory

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is a viral respiratory illness that is new to humans. It was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012 and has since spread to several other countries, including the United States. Most people infected with MERS-CoV developed severe acute respiratory illness, including fever, cough, and…
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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Acquires John Singer Sargent Archive, Making MFA Global Center for Sargent Scholarship

BOSTON, MA (June 3, 2015)—The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), has announced the establishment of the John Singer Sargent Archive, formed with a recent gift of letters, photographs and sketches that document the artist’s life and world, given by Richard Ormond (Sargent’s grand-nephew) and his wife Leonée, and Warren…
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A Deadly Shadow: Measles May Weaken Immune System Up to Three Years

The measles virus can cause serious disease in children by temporarily suppressing their immune systems. This vulnerability was previously thought to last a month or two, however, a new study shows that children may in fact live in the immunological shadow of measles for up to three years, leaving them…
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Defense Department Names New Suicide Prevention Office Director

Washington, DC: The Department of Defense announced that Dr. Keita M. Franklin is the new director of the DoD Suicide Prevention Office (DSPO) effective today. This marks elevation of DSPO leadership to a career Senior Executive Service (SES) position, reinforcing the department's commitment to decreasing the incidence of suicide and…
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