Local Ebola Response Training Continues

ASHLAND, Ore. — Southern Oregon hospitals continue to prepare for an Ebola outbreak. They say despite the fact that no patients remain in the country, a single lapse in protocol could take more lives. A fifth of a teaspoon of contaminated body fluid can contain 10 billion Ebola virus particles. Because of that extreme hazard, health … Continue reading »

Local Officials React to Ebola Threat

MEDFORD, Ore. — The man diagnosed with the Ebola virus in the United States is recovering in a Dallas, Texas area hospital. Officials said he contracted the virus during a trip to Africa last month. The Oregon Health Authority said it is aware the threat is now closer to home, but not close enough for Oregonians … Continue reading »

More Teens Using E-Cigarettes

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Centers for Disease Control says more teens are using electronic cigarettes. In Oregon, there’s no law putting an age limit on the sale of e-cigarettes, but one local company is voluntarily keeping anyone under the age of 18 from buying the product. A Southern Oregon company produces the flavored liquid going … Continue reading »