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Coronavirus outbreak detected at Waldo County church – Portland Press Herald – Press Herald

Brooks Pentecostal Church in Brooks, Maine has at least 17 cases of COVID-19, the Maine CDC said Saturday night.

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The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention has found a coronavirus outbreak at a Waldo County church, possibly linked to a “fellowship rally” that the congregation held between Oct. 2 and Oct. 4.
Brooks Pentecostal Church, in Brooks, Maine, has at least 17 cases of COVID-19 among its worshippers, the health agency said Saturday night.
Contact tracing is underway, and the Maine CDC asked potential contacts of infected people to cooperate.
“Close contacts can help limit potential sprea…

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Superbug may be spreading in hospitals overrun with COVID-19 – Live Science

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As COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to surge around the world, another dangerous infection may also be sickening patients: a drug-resistant superbug called Candida auris, National Geographic reported
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The superbug is a yeast
that can infect the ears and open wounds, and it can also enter the bloodstream to trigger severe infection throughout the body, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC). The yeast clings to surfaces and spreads easily in health care settings,…

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Majority of people sickened by latest Listeria outbreak are from Mass., CDC says – WCVB Boston

The CDC reports that 7 of 10 people who recently fell ill after eating deli meat are from Massachusetts.

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning of a multi-state Listeria outbreak that is linked to deli meat, and the majority of those sickened are from Massachusetts.
Of the 10 people who have fallen ill to Listeria, seven of them are Massachusetts residents, according to the CDC.
Two people from New York were also sickened in connection with the outbreak, while a Florida resident has died of Listeria.
The CDC says nine of the 10 people reported that they had eaten prepackaged…

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U.S. sets single-day record with over 83,000 new coronavirus infections – CBS News

There were more than 83,000 confirmed cases reported Friday, marking a new single-day record high in the country.

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There are new signs that the nation’s monthslong battle against the coronavirus is moving in a dangerous direction. There were more than 83,000 confirmed cases reported Friday, marking a new record high for a single day in the country.
The outbreak is also more widespread. The latest surge is pushing the number of infections to more than 8.4 million and increasing the death toll past 223,000 people, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Another dire warning Friday from Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s…

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