Interesting Ways Of Preventing Mosquito Bites

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Mosquitoes are pesky insects that can easily ruin your day outdoors. You may be expecting some fun and exciting activity to do out in the sun. But the bothersome pests can make you think otherwise. There are many ways that you can prevent mosquito bites. Here are some unique and interesting ways that you might want to try out. Use dryer sheets from the laundry. If you do not have any mosquito repellant available, t

Interesting Things That Drive Away Mosquitoes

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It is mosquito season once again and people may be expecting the insects to have a go at biting them. The heat of summer is bringing out the mosquitoes in droves. Insect bites become more common during this time. But the problem is that mosquitoes also become carriers of certain diseases, which can be passed on to humans, one of which is the West Nile virus. Spraying insecticides indoors or use mosquito repellent l

12 Human West Nile Virus Cases Reported In Mississippi

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According to the updated report from the Mississippi State Department of Health, there have been 12 total human cases of the West Nile Virus reported in the state of Mississippi for 2013 so far. The highest number of human cases currently reported is in Forrest County with a total of three. The counties of Bolivar, Hinds, Leflore, Lincoln, Lowndes, Madison, Montgomery, Rankin, and Wayne each reported a single human

West Nile Virus Detected At Northampton, EEE Virus At Amherst

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It is the summer season once again. While everybody is excited spending time in the summer weather for a change, there are also some concerns brewing. Summer also brings in the mosquitoes so the bugs may be out more than usual. The worst thing is that they might also bring the West Nile virus threat back at the forefront. Some areas in the US have already been showing evidence that its back. According to the Depart

West Nile Virus Deaths in United States Increased by 19%

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the number of confirmed deaths due to West Nile virus this year rose to 19% this week to 219 in United States. The total number of cases, meanwhile, was up 4% to 4,725. According to Marc Fischer, medical epidemiologist working in CDC’s Fort Collins, Colorado, laboratory, the center may release the full report of cases and deaths as early as next yea

Alberta Reports First West Nile Death Since 2007

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The Canadian province of Alberta has confirmed that one of its residents died due to West Nile virus), the first since 2007. The Alberta Health Services did not reveal much about the victim, except that the casualty lives in the southern part of the province. As of this posting, there are 10 cases of West Nile reported this year, seven of which are located in the southern half of Alberta. “Sadly, as we’ve

Upcoming Cold Weather Seen To Slow Down West Nile Virus

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With the country already experiencing the worst West Nile virus epidemic since 2002, slowing it down seems to help provide some relief to many concerned individuals. With the cold weather slowly coming in, it is expected to slow down the virus from creating new cases. This will help ease down many worries over the seemingly increasing number of West Nile virus cases in many affected states. The first hard frost of

Chicago Fire Officer Succumbs to West Nile Virus

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A Chicago Fire Department lieutenant died Thursday (October 4) from West Nile virus, which he contracted from a mosquito bite two weeks prior. Lt. Thomas Flahive, 58, was bitten by mosquito during a family trip to Wisconsin, according to the city’s Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford. The firefighters of Engine Company 108 from the Milwaukee and Laramie firehouse said they never thought a large guy lik
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San Francisco Reports 1st West Nile Virus Case in 7 Years

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Public health officials in San Francisco has reported that one of its residents is infected with West Nile virus, the first human case of this potentially fatal disease in seven years. Not much details were revealed about the patient except that he is a man who got infected on September 14 and is now recovering at home. Health officials added that the patient did not travel extensively prior to the infection, maki
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Rhode Island Remains West Nile Virus-Free

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Latest tests in Rhode Island show that the state bears no signs of West Nile virus or Eastern equine encephalitis. The latest report from the state Department of Environmental Management released Monday indicates that 116 mosquito samples taken from traps set throughout the state during the week of September 10 yielded negative results. However, one sample of mosquitoes in the town of Westerly during the same perio