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Camp Fire smoke affects students’ health, education

November 15, 2018

Santa Rosa Junior College students have suffered headaches, nausea, fatigue, nosebleeds, asthma attacks and even PTSD over the past week due to smoke from the Camp Fire in Butte County. Campus closures have also led to students get behind on lectur...

Whooping cough threatens JC students

Craig Couden, Web Editor

August 26, 2010

Students won't be whooping for joy this semester as California and SRJC face an epidemic of Whooping Cough that could be the largest outbreak in 50 years. Between January and August in California, and 3,076 confirmed or suspected cases of Whooping Cough, or Pertussis, seven times the number of cases during the same time period in 2009. Seven infants have died, all less than two months of age, according to the California Department of Public Health. "It's more contagious...

Whooping cough epidemic threatens students and faculty

By Craig Couden

August 25, 2010

Students won't be whooping for joy this semester as California and SRJC face an epidemic of Whooping Cough, health officials said. Between January and August in California, there were 3,076 confirmed or suspected cases of Whooping Cough, or Pertussis, seven times the number of cases during the same time period in 2009. Seven children died. All were infants less than two months of age. If these trends continue, it could be the largest outbreak in 50 years according to the...

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