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Possible measles exposure locations on Chico State campus and throughout Butte County

Possible measles exposure locations on Chico State campus and throughout Butte County

Gordy Papalias

March 29, 2019

The California Department of Public Health released a Measles Alert to Chico State students on Wednesday and was followed up by an alert from the Student Health Center on Thursday that confirmed a case of measles in a Chico State student.There are currently four known cases of measles in the Butte County area.Measles is a highly contagious virus in the nose and throat mucus of the infected person, according to the Student Health Center. It is spread through coughing and sneezing and can live on contaminated ...

Heavy rains could threaten salmon spawn from toxic Camp Fire runoff

Heavy rains could threaten salmon spawn from toxic Camp Fire runoff

Dan Christian

December 3, 2018

With the Camp Fire 100% contained, evacuation orders are slowly being lifted and roads are opening up allowing residents of Honey Run and Butte Creek Canyon to return to their property for the first time since being ravaged by the Camp Fire. However, with cleanup efforts still in their early stages th...

Free flu vaccine clinics begin Thursday

Free flu vaccine clinics begin Thursday

Suzy Leamon

September 30, 2015

Enloe Medical Center and Student Health Services have begun administering free flu vaccinations.Enloe will be offering a drive-through clinic on Thursday Oct. 1 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Calvary Chapel on 1888 Springfield Drive.A public bus stop is offered as well as a wheel chair accessible vaccine station. Drivers are instructed to remain in th...

Small bugs, big consequences

Small bugs, big consequences

Sarah Strausser

August 24, 2015

There have been 30 confirmed cases of West Nile virus in Butte county, the highest of any county in the state. Butte County has had an "epidemic level" of cases reported, according to Matt Ball, the district manager at the Butte County Public Health Department. There are now 57 confirmed cases of West Nile in California alone and more than half of these cases have been reported in Butte county.With Butte county having such a high volume of mosquitoes carrying West Nile, education on the subject can benefit the hea...

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