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Prevalence of autism is now 1 in 68.
According to the latest Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures released on Thursday March 27th, 2014, the prevalence of autism is now 1 in 68. Based on CDC data the rate of autism has increased again, as it has consistently over the past 14 years since the organization began tracking autism prevalance.

These findings also point to a higher rate of autism amongst boys, nearly five times more common. The rate of autism in boys has risen to 1 in 42 compared with 1 in 189 in girls.
The global rate of autism has increased 20 to 30 fold since the 1970s. CDC tracking began in 2000.

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  As residents return to their homes and cleanup efforts related to the flooding begin, Lewis County Public Health would like to remind residents to approach all animals with caution, including their own pets....


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Lewis County Public Health is offering free Tetanus to any first responders or volunteers assisting with the flood disaster. Come to our clinic located in the basement of the Child Health Services Building of Lewis County General Hospital from 8:30 to 4:30 to receive your Tetanus Vaccine. Flood waters pose serious health hazards and Tetanus is one of those hazards. Protect yourself...Get vaccinated.

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