Imperial Valley News
Outbreak Identified in Southern California, Vaccines Urged for At-Risk Adult Gay and Bisexual Men, and all People with HIV
Sacramento, California - California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith today issued a health advisory related to an outbreak of invasive meningococcal disease occurring in Southern California, primarily among adult gay and bisexual men. Meningococcal disease is caused by the bacteria Neisseria meningitidis and can cause meningitis and bloodstream infections (sepsis). Although rare, meningococcal disease is serious and potentially fatal.
Washington, DC - U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced 29 tentative selections for new reimbursable services agreements through Section 559 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 to promote economic growth in cross-border trade and travel across the country.
Washington, DC - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has passed another ACE transition with the mandatory filing of data for the Food and Drug Administration in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). This transition went smoothly, with no significant issues reported. The number of transactions filed in ACE continues to increase. As of June 17, more than 95 percent of all cargo imported into the United States was processed electronically in ACE.
Calexico, California - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico station arrested a previously deported sex offender 18 miles east of the Calexico Port of Entry.
Washington, DC - Thomas Davanzo, of Estero, Florida, and Robert Fedyna, of Naples, Florida, pleaded guilty today for their participation in a multi-state scheme to defraud biodiesel buyers and U.S. taxpayers by fraudulently selling biodiesel credits and fraudulently claiming tax credits, announced Assistant Attorney General John C. Cruden of the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division and U.S. Attorney A. Lee Bentley III of the Middle District of Florida.
Washington, DC - Forty-five foreign fugitives – all subjects of active Interpol notices for individuals wanted in connection with criminal activity – were arrested across the United States this week by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) and the U.S. Marshals Service. Arrests occurred nationwide during the three-day enforcement operation June 21 to 23.