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Heath officials fight Covid and the rapid spread of misinformation

Area health officials not only must struggle to contain Covid but they also are forced to contend with misinformation. (The Enterprise/FILE).

ONTARIO - Health experts in Malheur County face a battle on two fronts: the highly contagious delta variant, and widely circulated misinformation.

During a Covid surge that has overrun hospitals throughout the state, five Oregonians were hospitalized for consuming ivermectin - a dewormer for horses and cattle - as an alternative to safe Covid treatment or vaccination.

Oregon Health & Science University announced the hospitalizations last week and . . .