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Trump Health Dept. Dismisses Obama Appointed Surgeon General

Health department spokeswoman Alleigh Marre says Dr. Vivek Murthy will remain a member of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps

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    In this July 25, 2016, file photo, Dr. Vivek Murthy speaks during a news conference at Orange County Mosquito Control, in Orlando, Fla.

    The Trump administration has relieved Dr. Vivek Murthy of his duties as U.S. Surgeon General.

    A spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Human Services says Murthy was asked to resign after "assisting in a smooth transition" under President Donald Trump.

    Murthy was a holdover from the Obama administration.

    Murthy's deputy, Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, is serving as acting surgeon general and leader the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps until the Senate confirms a replacement. Her previous positions include being a nurse officer in the U.S. Army.

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    Health department spokeswoman Alleigh Marre says Murthy will remain a member of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.

    Murthy says on Facebook that he was humbled and honored to serve. He says serving was the "privilege of a lifetime."