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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Division of Personnel Offices on St. Croix and St. Thomas will be closed one day each so employees can participate in a wellness program sponsored by the government, according to Division of Personnel Director Milton Potter. The St. Croix office of the Division of Personnel will be closed

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Defense admitted under questioning from Congress this week that it accidentally sent live anthrax spores to the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The previous week, the Pentagon owned up that some 192 labs worldwide were affected, including all 50 states, the District of

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      Sea View Nursing Home in Bolongo CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has officially terminated the provider agreement with Sea View Nursing Home in Bolongo to participate in the Medicare program, according to the CMS public affairs office for Region II in New York.

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Marc Koska (left) attends to a patient CHRISTIANSTED – “Solutions are easier when you understand the problem,” says Marc Koska, who has devoted decades to understanding one of the most stubborn yet preventable problems in public health: disease transmission via unsafe injections. In 1984, on a break from a job in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — On November 21, 2012, the V.I. Department of Health documented the first case and death from primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) in the territory. PAM, a rare and almost universally fatal condition, results when Naegleria fowleri, a free-living thermophilic amoeba found in warm freshwater, enters the nose and

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  The pain and the irregular bleeding told Nanotte Pierre there was something wrong. But none of the doctors she visited over a decade could tell her what it was. An infection, they thought, but none of their expensive therapies put an end to the problem. Instead, it worsened. In

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  SAN JUAN — Everyone is all about the “Minions” movie right now, but one company has taken it too far while promoting the film. A week before the movie premiered on July 10, Kotex Puerto Rico posted on its official Facebook that they were ready to watch the flick.

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CHRISTIANSTED — A deadly bacteria that can decimate citrus has been found in California, the second such discovery in three years, according to agricultural officials. Huanglongbing, or citrus greening disease, was detected last week on a kumquat tree in a residential area of San Gabriel. The bacterial disease, which can be

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PORTLAND, Maine — Barber Foods is recalling 1,707,494 pounds of raw frozen chicken products after the U.S. Department of Agriculture received reports of a cluster of people in Minnesota and Wisconsin becoming ill with salmonella poisoning. The Maine company said the recalled products, produced between Feb. 17 and May 20, 2015,

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  It’s the time of year when people get stung by jellyfish swimming in the waters off Sandy Point in Frederiksted. Here’s some advice on how to respond to a sting by one of them. The first step may seem obvious: 1. Get out of the water. However, a freshly stung victim

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