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12 hrs ago | WTMA-AM North Charleston

Dept. of Health Wants Public Assistance to Track West Nile Virus [From ABC News]

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is asking for the public's help in tracking the arrival of the West Nile virus this season.

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Related Topix: Health, South Carolina, South Carolina Government

13 hrs ago | NJ.com

Caught: 149,000 mosquitoes in Hunterdon last year, program underway for new bug season

It will be another busy year for the county Division of Public Health Services, especially its Mosquito & Vector Control Program.

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Related Topix: Health, Flemington, NJ, Hunterdon County, NJ

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Freshnews

DEP Awards 26 Counties Nearly $2.1 Million in West Nile Virus Grants

The Department of Environmental Protection today announced it is awarding nearly $2.1 million in West Nile Virus Control Program Grants to 26 counties.

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Related Topix: Health

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Advocate

Talks could lead to expansion of Tangipahoa mosquito abatement program

Discussions need to take place that could expand the Tangipahoa Mosquito Abatement District to include areas outside Tickfaw, Independence and some rural areas of the parish, the parish council decided Monday.

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Related Topix: Tangipahoa, LA, Tickfaw, LA, Independence, LA, Health

The Modesto Bee

Mosquitoes begin hatching despite a hot and dry spring

It's shaping up to be a hot and dry spring in the San Joaquin Valley, but the drought hasn't stopped mosquitoes from hatching.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Health, California, Stanislaus County, CA

WLTX-TV Columbia

DHEC Wants Help Tracking West Nile Virus

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control wants the public to help them track the West Nile Virus this year.

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Related Topix: Health, South Carolina, South Carolina Government

KSL-TV

DHEC wants public's help tracking West Nile in SC

Public health officials are seeing the public's help in tracking the arrival of the West Nile virus in South Carolina.

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Related Topix: Health, South Carolina, South Carolina Government

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Pest Control

Control Solutions Inc.: Vector-Flex 20:20

New Vector-Flex 20:20 contains 20% permethrin and 20% piperonyl butoxide , which allow the product to maximize its effectiveness against mosquito populations - including species that transmit West Nile Virus.

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Related Topix: Health

North Texas e-News

First 'Texas Mosquito Management' manual readies municipalities for spring mosquito onslaught

Professionals tasked with public health protection now have a new resource to help control disease-carrying mosquitoes thanks to a team of Texas entomologists.

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Related Topix: Texas, Entomology, Science, Texas A&M University, Health, Stephenville, TX

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Red Bluff Daily News

Public Health warns of measles, West Nile virus

While neither disease has been reported in Tehama County, the California Department of Public Health reports 52 confirmed cases of measles in California this year, while 2013 had only 4 cases.

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Related Topix: Health, Tehama County, CA, Shasta County, CA, Vaccinations, Mumps, Red Bluff, CA

The Fresno Bee

Drought doesn't stop mosquitoes from hatching

It's shaping up to be a hot and dry spring in the central San Joaquin Valley, but the drought hasn't stopped mosquitoes from hatching.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Clovis, CA, Health, Fresno County, CA

The Japan Times

Controlling the mosquito menace

Mosquito-borne diseases kill millions of people annually, and cause suffering for many more.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Malaria, Health, Entomology, Science, Genetics, Biology, Opinion

Thu Apr 10, 2014

KXII-TV Sherman

Gainesville man fights off most severe form of West Nile

As temperatures begin to rise in Texoma so does the threat of the West Nile Virus.

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Related Topix: Health

WVNY

UVM Tests West Nile Virus Vaccine

Researchers at the Vaccine Testing Center at the University of Vermont will be a testing a new West Nile Virus vaccine.

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Related Topix: Health, University of Vermont

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Tarrant County Public Health

Take Control Stop West Nile Virus

As the 2014/2015 West Nile Virus season gets underway, Tarrant County continues its year-round efforts to locate and identify areas of the county where pools of West Nile-positive mosquitoes may exist.

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Related Topix: Health

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Lucianne.com

Deadly new mosquito-borne viruscould make its way to Middle TN

Nashville, TN - Doctors are warning about a deadly new mosquito-borne virus that could make its way to Middle Tennessee this spring.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government, Tennessee, Health

Medical News Today

Half the population of the Americas is at risk of diseases carried by small insects

Roughly 50% of people living in the Western Hemisphere are at risk of one or more diseases carried by mosquitoes, ticks, flies and other vectors, including West Nile virus , dengue, malaria and most recently chikungunya.

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Related Topix: Entomology, Science, Medicine, Malaria, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Don't let the bugs bite; cover up when outside

The World Health Organization focused on vector-borne diseases as its theme for World Health Day on April 7. World Health Day marks the anniversary of the WHO being established in 1948.

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Related Topix: Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health, tick, Lyme Disease

Mon Apr 07, 2014

Canada.com

World Health Day: 5 ways to guard against vector-borne illness

Monday, April 7 is World Health Day , the annual event spearheaded by the World Health Organization that draws attention to a pressing global health concern.

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Related Topix: tick, Health, Malaria, Medicine, Lyme Disease

Sun Apr 06, 2014

Stars and Stripes

1950s: Army tests mosquitoes, fleas as biological weapons

A mosquito clings to the wall of an incubation jar; it was collected as part of the mosquito surveillance program at Fort Bliss, Texas, to prevent the spread of West Nile virus, Oct. 10, 2012.

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Related Topix: US Military, Fort Detrick, US Army, Health, Avon Park, FL, Avon Park Air Force Range, US Air Force

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