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Hundreds of teens at 'pong fest' party exposed to coronavirus, officials say

  • At the time of the party, several teens were waiting for their Covid-19 test results, and have since tested positive, according to Shelly Parks, a spokesperson with Austin Homeland Security & Emergency Management.
  • City and health officials are now urging all attendees to get tested and self-isolate.
  • In an email to CNN on Wednesday, Cox said it's still unclear whether the party led to a high number of cases in the area.
  • Authorities learned about the exposure because health workers are "asking that participation in gatherings be mentioned for contact tracing purposes when people are getting tested," Parks told CNN.
  • A pop-up testing site has been set up at the Baylor School & White Specialty Clinic-Lakeway to help partygoers and those they interacted with in the past week get tested, health officials said.

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Hundreds of Botswana elephants dead in mysterious mass die-off

  • A cluster of elephant deaths was first reported in the Okavango Delta in early May, with 169 individuals dead by the end of the month.
  • By mid June, the number had more than doubled, with 70% of the deaths clustered around waterholes, according to local sources who wish to remain anonymous.
  • The Botswana government has not yet tested samples so there is no information on what is causing the deaths or whether they could pose a risk to human health.
  • Elephants of all ages and both sexes have been dying, local reports found.
  • The true number of deaths is likely to be even higher because carcasses can be difficult to spot, say conservationists.
  • Cyanide poisoning – often used by poachers in Zimbabwe – remains a possibility, but scavenging animals do not seem to be dying at the carcasses.

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