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8 of 9 suspected cases of neurological AFM confirmed in WA Getty Images
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UPDATE-More Child Illnesses Confirmed as AFM in Washington State

The Washington State Department of Health has confirmed, as of Friday, that 8 of the 9 reported cases with symptoms matching the neurological disorder AFM (Acute Flaccid Myelitis) are in in fact that disease.

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More information released about AFM issue in Washington state (Getty Images)
More information released about AFM issue in Washington state (Getty Images)
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More Info Released About Mysterious Illness Striking WA Children

Over the last couple of weeks, medical professionals at Children's Hospital in Seattle and in 23 other states have been grappling with a mysterious medical issue, possibly a disease that's very rare. But it could be causing a series of illnesses, one of them fatal.

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Which restaurants got red violations? (Getty Images)
Which restaurants got red violations? (Getty Images)
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Which Tri-City Eateries Hit With Serious Health Code Violations?

The Benton Franklin Health Department routinely checks at least 1,000 food vendors and restaurants in the two counties, making what are called often drop-in inspections of their food preparation, serving and storage areas and other aspects of the establishment.

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Chipotle facing criminal investigation (Getty Images)
Chipotle facing criminal investigation (Getty Images)
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Chipotle Now Facing Criminal Investigation Over e-Coli Outbreak

In the wake of a significant e-coli breakout that involved Chipotle' restaurants in the West and especially California, the chain is now facing a criminal investigation over the outbreak.

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Fernando Camino
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All You Need to Know About Chicken Pox Parties

Will you choose a vaccine or a party? A chicken pox party (where you intentionally expose your child to chicken pox) has some benefits but they don’t outweigh the strengths of a vaccine that can prevent you from ever having to deal with chicken pox.

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Steve Frost
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Protect Yourself From West Nile Virus

In Benton County there have been two positive cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) in birds this year, none reported in humans. Overall, 4 cases in humans in the United States have been reported; 2 that were neuroinvasive and two that were non-neuroinvasive.

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Alzheimer’s Patient Remembering Her Daughter Will Break Your Heart

While the Ice Bucket Challenge has put the spotlight on the horrors of ALS in recent weeks, it's important to remember there are other diseases that also need to be fought.

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Man Googles symptoms, then dies minutes later in car.
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Creepy! Man Googled Illness Symptoms Just Prior to Death Outside Library

A Detroit man found dead in his car outside of a university library had apparently just been inside, researching disease symptoms minutes before his demise.

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Dying Man Blows Life Savings On Bucket List — Then Finds Out He’s Perfectly Healthy

In May 2010, Frank was told the cancer he had been struggling with had spread to his heart and he only had a few months to live, so the 69-year old New Zealand man decided to spend his remaining days in luxury.

Bad move.

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