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Scientists Expand Study on Air Quality Impact on Health
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Scientists Expand Study on Air Quality Impact on Health

By SHERAZ SADIQ, Oregon Public BroadcastingScientists at the Oregon Institute of Technology were recently awarded a $1 million grant from the federal government that could result in research that improves health outcomes in Southern Oregon due to wildfire smoke.Since 2019, a team of Oregon Tech scientists has been studying the capacity of hospitals in the Rogue Valley to handle patients arriving with respiratory problems during wildfires when air quality plummets due to wildfires.“If it’s in what we call ‘the purple,’ which is the really bad air quality, the likelihood that a hospital is going to exceed their capacity goes up to about 70 percent,” Kyle Chapman, an associate professor of sociology and population health at the Oregon Institute of Technology, told Oregon Public Broadcastin...
Symptoms, risk factors, prevention, vaccine info
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Symptoms, risk factors, prevention, vaccine info

The monkeypox outbreak is officially a global health emergency.On Saturday, the World Health Organization sounded its highest level of alarm for the virus, labeling it a public health emergency of international concern. Seventy-five countries and territories have reported more than 16,000 monkeypox cases so far, which is roughly five times the number reported to the WHO in June.The Biden administration is weighing a similar declaration for the U.S., with more than 2,500 monkeypox cases reported across 44 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico.Still, there's plenty of confusion about the virus, especially with its rapid spread: Who's at risk? How worried should you be? What can you do to protect yourself, especially with many people still reeling from the Covid-19 pandemic? Should you ...