First human case of West Nile reported in Pine Belt

Manitoba's changes to mosquito larvicide fund leave rural residents at risk mayor says

West Nile virus can cause West Nile fever, a mild form of the illness, which can include fever, headache, body aches, swollen lymph glands or a rash.

"If you have concerns about the virus or develop symptoms, you should contact your health care provider", Bell said.

Some precautions include using mosquito repellant with an effective ingredient, draining all sources of standing water which may support mosquito-breeding habitats, assuring doors and window screens are fitted tightly to prevent mosquitoes from entering the home, avoiding the outdoors during dawn and dusk- when mosquitoes are most active- and dressing appropriately when outdoors by wearing long sleeves and trousers.

Apply insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or IR 3535 according to label instructions.

Wear clothing that reduces the risk of skin exposure. "We urge residents to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves in the early morning and evening hours, to prevent bites that could infect them with a serious illness". Avoid exposure during these times and in these areas.

Install or fix screens on windows and doors to keep mosquitoes out of the home.

Officials warned residents of the receding flood waters that are expected to create standing water pools, potentially attracting mosquitoes with West Nile virus.

Officials emphasize the public plays a vital role in controlling the spread of all mosquito-borne diseases.

Routine mosquito abatement operations will continue throughout Canyon County, however nighttime ultra-low volume fogging will take place in the affected area and will continue Friday at sundown, if weather permits.

For National Mosquito Awareness Week, Polster said they will be donating a portion of their sales to the American Red Cross next week. DHEC is now accepting submission of birds through November 30.

Related News:

  • Portuguese radio says 25 people killed in forest fires

    Spain sent four firefighting aircraft Sunday, France was sending three and Greece's prime minister also offered firefighting help. A dry thunderstorm is a storm with thunder and lightning, with most or all the rain evaporating before reaching the ground.
    Atari CEO Confirms New Game Console

    Atari CEO Confirms New Game Console

    The teaser video on Ataribox website shows a wood panel from various angles and that's pretty much all there is. The most obvious answer is that Atari is building its own version of Nintendo's popular NES Classic Edition .
    Is lead in the U.S.  food supply decreasing our IQ?

    Is lead in the U.S. food supply decreasing our IQ?

    In all, the EDF review surmised some 1 million children consume amounts of lead that are above the FDA's "safe" limit. A report found detectable levels of lead in 20 percent of baby food samples compared to other foods.
  • Dallas Zoo's breakdancing gorilla shows off his pool moves

    Dallas Zoo's breakdancing gorilla shows off his pool moves

    Zola's "dancing" is really just a "play behavior" which is a natural behavior present in a wide array of animals. Once a Calgary Zoo resident in 2011 when one of his videos went viral, Zola's 15 minutes of fame aren't up.
    White: McGregor positive that he will beat Mayweather

    White: McGregor positive that he will beat Mayweather

    Mayweather Promotions will be the lead promoter while the card will be shown via Showtime pay-per-view. McGregor, for his part, will earn his biggest payday as an MMA fighter.
    Wyoming Gasoline Prices Fall with the Price of Oil

    Wyoming Gasoline Prices Fall with the Price of Oil

    In addition, DeHaan says the increased demand for gasoline during the busy travel season will also cause gas prices to increase. Areas in California and their current gas price climate: Stockton- $2.90/g, down 9.3 cents per gallon from last week's $3.00/g.
  • Sensex hits new peak on Sebi measures, crosses 31500

    Sensex hits new peak on Sebi measures, crosses 31500

    The benchmark BSE Sensex hit a record high in early trade before paring gains to end the session up 7.10 points at 31,290.74. The wider Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) rose by 47.45 points, or 0.49 per cent, to trade at 9,681.05 points.
    Queen outlines UK government agenda in scaled-down speech

    Queen outlines UK government agenda in scaled-down speech

    Signaling the importance of Brexit , the queen will set out plans not for the usual one year, but for two years. Buckingham Palace said that Philip, 96, was admitted a hospital as a precaution for treatment of an infection.
    Spotify is experimenting with a new ad unit called Sponsored Songs

    Spotify is experimenting with a new ad unit called Sponsored Songs

    These can be targeted to appear to users with matching listening tastes so they fit alongside their other music. For a fee, the feature allows music labels to promote their songs by making them appear on users' playlists .
  • Buffalo one of 12 cities in new partnership to combat violent crime

    Buffalo one of 12 cities in new partnership to combat violent crime

    In addition to violent crime, reports for all types of crime were lower in 2015 than at any point in at least the last 25 years. Justice Department (DOJ) announced Birmingham is among the 12 cities that will receive federal aid to help fight violent crime.

    Rep. Steve Scalise's Condition Upgraded To 'Fair' After Baseball Field Shooting

    When he first arrived at the hospital following the shooting in Virginia, Scalise was said to be at "imminent risk of death". Last week's shooting at a GOP baseball practice, which injured five people, united Capitol Hill at least for a few days.
    Jury questions posed during Bill Cosby's sex assault trial

    Jury questions posed during Bill Cosby's sex assault trial

    From the moment she revealed what had happened to her, Andrea sought to have this matter addressed in the criminal justice system. But that wasn't what made the biggest news in the aftermath of the mistrial - the story centered on Bill Cosby's wife Camille .


Most liked

Kia Motors tops JD Power quality study
Mini was the most improved brand in the survey, with owners reporting 94 problems per vehicle, down from 127 problems in 2016. In third this year was Porsche with 78 points, followed by Ford and Ram , which each received 86 points to place in fourth.

Wisconsin AG asks court to review Dassey ruling
A three-judge panel from the Chicago-based 7th Circuit on Thursday upheld the magistrate's decision to overturn his conviction. A federal appeals court has affirmed a judge's ruling that overturned the murder conviction of Brendan Dassey .

Camden homes evacuated after Grenfell fire
Gould says the fix work is expected to take two to three weeks. "We need to do everything we can to keep residents safe". They will be moved to temporary housing, which includes hotels and homes of friends and family.

UK acquires apartments for tenants displaced by tower fire
Police Commander Stuart Cundy gave the new figure during a statement outside Scotland Yard on Monday. Flames engulfed the building in less than an hour early on June 14, trapping many residents.

Former Calcutta High Court judge CS Karnan arrested from Coimbatore
Coimbatore: Almost six weeks after the Supreme Court ordered his arrest for Contempt of Court, former High Court Judge C.S. Karnan's lawyer had earlier a filed a writ petition seeking recall of the order awarding him six-month jail term.

Killing by Seattle police raises questions on use of force
All Seattle officers now receive training on how to better handle those with mental illness or abusing drugs. She was released from jail Wednesday on certain conditions, according to King County jail records.

The Bat-Signal Will Be Lit In Tribute To Adam West
Last Saturday (10.06.17) West's family shared a touching tribute to their "Bright Knight" and said he'll always be their "hero". I can't tell you how jealous I am of all the lucky L.A. residents who will get to see the symbol shine in the sky.

Crosby scores, Malkin shoots yet Penguins lose 4-1 to Preds
On the ensuing face-off, Filip Forsberg scored from the opposite goal line, almost 200 feet away, making it 4-1 and game over. But, just as he did during a year ago playoffs, he's been leading the team, in general. "That was a huge game", Rinne said.

Lalu Prasad Yadav's wife, son and daughter charged under Benami Act
Lalu Yadav and controversies go hand in hand it seems as he is yet again in trouble and this time it was for Benami Property. Tax department officials had said Lalu Prasad Yadav's kin held some of the properties under their scanner in a "benami" way.

AG Rosenstein sees no reason to fire Mueller
The revelation came after Ruddy was at the White House on Monday for a meeting with Chief Strategist Steve Bannon. It's hard to say how much credibility should be attached to Christopher Ruddy's remark on PBS and later on CNN .

Russian Federation says 180 IS fighters killed in Syria strikes
When a Syrian army SU-22 jet later dropped bombs near the USA backed forces, it was immediately shot by a U.S. A Syrian army statement released on Syrian state television said the plane crashed and the pilot was missing.

Singer Adele joins vigil for victims of London tower block inferno
The singer was pictured visibly upset by the situation, as eyewitnesses claim she was "asking if anyone needs help". She took to social media to write: "My prayers are with everybody involved my heart is beating so fast".

Samsung Having Brightness Issues With Displays With Embedded Fingerprint Scanner
This special handset is tipped to go on sale alongside more traditional and incremental iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus handsets. S8 and S8 Plus owners can use limited Bixby features like Bixby Vision augmented reality, Bixby Home, and Reminders.

Scarlett Johansson met her doppelgänger, and they had a blast
As Johansson mention, a while back Dodd's grandson posted an old photo of her from when she was about 22 years old . I called her and she said, 'Oh sh*t, that picture? Rough Night , written by Broad City's Lucia Aniello and Paul W.

Amazon swallows Whole Foods, and supermarkets blanch
Whole Foods Market , which has more than 420 stores in more than 40 states in the USA, soared more than 29.1 percent to $42.68. Hetu said Amazon could make pertinent offers to attract shoppers of one but not the other or get shoppers of both to buy more.