A tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico is intensifying and is expected to be named as Hurricane Isaac some time today, almost exactly 7 years after Katrina devastated New Orleans. Forecasters are warning Isaac, a categ
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Washington Travel warnings
According to a comprehensive study of crime, homicide, gun possession, incarceration rates and police numbers – the US is more ‘peaceful’ now than at any time in the past 20 years. The US Peace Index conducted by
Hard to believe, but failing to tip properly in the USA could be a safety issue. Arguments over bad tips have been known to come to blows, especially New York’s taxi drivers. Many Americans work for next-to-nothing a
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#TSA says Washington passenger didn't know about sword http://t.co/3ay5C419u5 #ttotover 3 years ago
USA: wildfire in Washington state destroys 20 homes. http://bit.ly/fWjVJQover 5 years ago
#USA: Washington state residents flee flooding http://ow.ly/3oBIGover 5 years ago
USA: man gored to death by goat while hiking in Washington wilderness park. Goats in area have grown used to hikers and become aggressive.almost 6 years ago
Recommended vaccinations for Washington
Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.
Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.
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