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Health officials are now calling the three meningococcal cases in Central Oregon a small cluster and not a community outbreak. Crook County Communicable Disease Coordinator Karen Yeargain says the three people did not spread the disease among themselves, rather the conditions were right in each case for the disease to take hold. “These people were probably just caught in the right conditions at the right time, if you will, a perfect storm. Rather than have a broad community risk. We don't have a broad tidal wave hitting the community.”   Final test results are pending in the death of a Deschutes County infant. Yeargain says the infant's small size and the rapid spread of meningococcal inside a patient's body were undoubtedly factors in the death. She says health officials have treated everyone around these three patients and are confident it will not spread.

 

 

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Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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