Archive | June 2015

New Book Available

The Wichita Indians: People of the Grass House
This is a new book by Susan Holland. There is a picture and dedication to Virgil Swift in the front of the book.

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), congenital CMV (cytomegalovirus) is the most common viral cause of birth defects and developmental disabilities in the US. Each year, 30,000 children (1 in 150) are
born with congenital CMV, causing 400 deaths and leaving 8,000 (1 in 750) children with permanent disabilities. In Oklahoma alone, 1 in 28 babies are born with a major birth defect.
Anyone can become infected with CMV. Most people don’t realize that they have been infected with CMV. One of the highest risk groups are pregnant women who have not yet contracted CMV prior to pregnancy, as they will
possibly pass the virus to their developing child, causing potential birth defects.
June is CMV Awareness Month and this family fun run and walk is designed to increase awareness within Comanche County. Throughout the course participants will be provided with facts about the virus, symptoms, and potential side effects as a result of infection.