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    Niagara Falls visitors may have been exposed to measles, state warns

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    From the Buffalo News:

    State health officials have issued an advisory that some people may have been exposed to measles May 11-12 at four locations, including Niagara Falls.

    A tourist from India with measles visited the locations, according to the Health Department.

    People lacking immunity or who are not sure if they have been vaccinated should contact their physician if they develop measles symptoms, which include fever and rash 10 to 12 days after exposure. Measles is spread by direct contact with nasal or throat secretions.

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    Marineland disputes claim by activist that walrus is in ill health

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Phil Demers was disheartened when he was sent a video of Zeus, one of Marineland’s walruses last week.

    “He’s lost hundreds of pounds,” Demers said. “He should weigh up to 3,000 pounds. I’d be shocked if he weighed 1,000.”

    In the video in question, Zeus can be seen in what has become a rare appearance at the park. The 13-year-old walrus moves slowly for a few moments before settling near the edge of the water in the park’s show theatre…

    Marineland, meanwhile, said the concerns for Zeus’ health were unfounded and that like all of the park’s animals, it receives proper veterinary care.

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