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So far only two cases of meningococcal have been confirmed in Crook County.  Health officials say they don't have any other suspected cases, but are monitoring the situation carefully. “Our concern level is up there because this is a serious disease, when it happens. We want to take a look and see if we can find connections, see if it becomes anything that is a community-wide risk; what are the things we can do to decrease that.” Karen Yeargain with the Crook County Health Department says it does not look like there will be a community wide outbreak. She encourages people to decrease their chances of throat irritation by not smoking and staying away from other sick people because the meningococcal can enter the blood stream from a break in the throat lining. This bacteria is normally present in fifteen percent of the population, but they don't know why two cases have emerged no in Crook County. 





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  • Chains or Traction Tires required on the mountain passes and Highway 97 South of Bend.
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