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Meningitis Outbreak in Chicago Spurs Vaccinations

A small but growing outbreak in the city has Chicago and national public health officials recommending the meningitis vaccine to all gay and bisexual men. Learn more about the outbreak from the Chicago Tribune.

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Heavy Rain from Bill Causes New Floods in North Texas

After record rainfall in May, Texas battles more precipitation with the arrival of Tropical Storm Bill. Read more about the challenges the state has worked to overcome.

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Using Social Media Data to Identify Outbreaks and Control Disease

The vast amounts of data shared through social media has great potential in identifying outbreaks and controlling disease. Read more about the potential for using social media a public health tool.

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