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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) --  Shelby County is home to more measles cases than the rest of the U.S. combined after an outbreak that began last week.

The Commercial Appeal reports (http://bit.ly/1NWQjcq ) six cases so far have been confirmed in the county.

Measles had been considered eradicated in the U.S. 16 years ago, but the anti-vaccination movement of recent years has led to new outbreaks.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Health officials are reporting the first case of Zika virus in Shelby County.

The Shelby County Health Department said Thursday that the person with the virus traveled to one of the countries where Zika is prevalent. The department did not name the person who has the virus or the country to which the victim had traveled.

Tennessee is the nation's migraine capital

Sep 2, 2015
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT/TNS)  -- A neurology researcher at Vanderbilt University says Tennessee has a problem with migraines.

Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga and the Tri-Cities all made the top 10 list of the 110 worst cities for migraines.

The study analyzed several metrics, including the number of migraine prescriptions written, hours worked, commute times, and diets.

Vanderbilt professor Jan Brandes says Tennessee's weather is another factor.

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NEW YORK (AP/WMOT) — Tennesseans score dead last when it comes to eating enough fruit and residents are skimping on vegetables as well.

A just released study suggests only 13 percent of Americans are eating the recommended amount of fruit each day, while in Tennessee only 7.5 percent eat the recommended amount.

The findings come from a large, national survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says it inadvertently shipped live anthrax spores to laboratories in Tennessee and eight other states and is investigating how that happened.

The labs were supposed to receive dead — or inactivated — anthrax samples for research use.

Spokesman Col. Steve Warren says the Pentagon is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to retrieve the samples.

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