by Mindy Aguon
Guam - The Department of Public Health has received 124 reports of suspect pertussis cases - but of that number 46 were laboratory confirmed while 37 have been ruled out. Whooping cough is a highly contagious bacterial disease that can be spread by direct contact with discharge from the nose and throat of infected individuals.
Residents are encouraged to protect their infants and young children by minimizing exposure to those who have cold symptoms and ensure their kids receive the DTAP Vaccine.
Guam High School and surrounding homes at Naval Hospital have been evacuated after a bomb threat is called in Thursday afternoon. The threat specifically targeted the school. GPD and Navy police are sweeping the area with K-9 units. The Naval Base Guam Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit is standing by in the event anything is found. Guam Homeland Security officials say all measures are being taken to ensure the safety of the public and first responders involved.More >>
The Guam Department of Education was alerted to an image on social media that showed a screenshot of a Facebook post claiming to shoot up, “SHS.”More >>