Navigation Links
Dallas, Fort Worth Brace for West Nile Spraying
Date:8/14/2012

By Amanda Gardner
HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, Aug. 14 (HealthDay News) -- The Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area -- the epicenter of the nation's worst outbreak of West Nile virus this year -- could see aerial spraying of insecticides as early as Thursday night to help control the potentially deadly mosquito-borne disease.

Dallas County has counted 120 cases so far while Texas overall has seen 351 cases, putting it "on track to be the worst year ever for West Nile virus," said Christine Mann, a spokeswoman for the Texas Department of State Health Services.

With nine deaths reported so far, Dallas County officials have declared an emergency. The north Texas region -- which includes Dallas and Fort Worth -- has reported 14 deaths and more than 460 cases.

On Monday, the county gave the go-ahead for aerial spraying of insecticide for the first time in 50 years, although local communities will have to approve the move before spraying begins, according to published reports.

Louisiana and Mississippi have also been hit hard by West Nile virus. Louisiana health officials have reported a total of 68 cases and six deaths, while authorities in Mississippi have reported 59 cases and one death.

The United States is experiencing the biggest spike in West Nile virus since 2004, health officials reported.

Dr. Marc Fischer, a medical epidemiologist with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Arboviral Diseases Branch in Fort Collins, Colo., said a "seasonal outbreak occurs every year but so far this year the activity seems to be greater and a little earlier than in recent years."

It's difficult to pinpoint why virus activity is higher this year and why it is higher in certain regions.

"That's impacted by a number of factors, environmental factors like weather, heat, precipitation, the birds that are around to amplify the virus and maintain it, the mosquitoes that spread the viru
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Dallas-Fort Worth Brace for West Nile Spraying
2. Self-worth needs to go beyond appearance
3. Routine Kidney Disease Screening Not Worthwhile, Experts Say
4. Urinary Incontinence Drugs May Be More Trouble Than Theyre Worth
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Dallas, Fort Worth Brace for West Nile Spraying
(Date:9/20/2014)... David Cooke presented two scientific posters ... looked at the clinical benefits of MPI gated studies ... function. In conjunction with colleagues at Emory University, Cooke ... LVEF by echo (>50%). Each patient had same-day 99mTc ... Emory Toolbox 4.0 was used to analyze ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... Baja, Mexico (PRWEB) September 20, 2014 ... announced the resort did not experience any damage in ... all amenities and activities available. , Hurricane Odile struck ... bringing intense wind, rain and powerful surf conditions. Located ... del Palmar Islands of Loreto experienced some heavy rain, ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... Ticket Down is a dependable ... This popular ticket exchange is offering their customer appreciation promo ... schedule of tours is beginning to fill up. Many of ... to hit the road, including 21-year-old pop superstar, Ariana Grande. ... Tour,” which will take her to 25 cities across the ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... 20, 2014 On Monday, September 22, ... pediatric cancer research grant from Hyundai Hope on Wheels ... Children’s Hospital located on 11234 Anderson St., in Loma ... Kimberley Payne, Associate Professor at Loma Linda University and ... leukemia in children. , Loma Linda University ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... The print component of “Work-Life ... the Calgary Herald, with a circulation of approximately ... The digital component is distributed nationally through a ... of top news sites and partner outlets. To ... http://www.worklifebalanceinfo.ca . , The publication features an ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Versatility of Emory Toolbox 4.0 Shown at ASNC in Scientific Posters 2Health News:Versatility of Emory Toolbox 4.0 Shown at ASNC in Scientific Posters 3Health News:Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto Fully Functioning After Hurricane 2Health News:Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto Fully Functioning After Hurricane 3Health News:Ariana Grande Tickets in Phoenix, Los Angeles, Anaheim, San Jose, Seattle, and Vancouver Go on Sale Today 2Health News:Ariana Grande Tickets in Phoenix, Los Angeles, Anaheim, San Jose, Seattle, and Vancouver Go on Sale Today 3Health News:Loma Linda University Medical Center Receives $250,000 Research Grant From Hyundai Hope On Wheels In Honor Of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 2Health News:Loma Linda University Medical Center Receives $250,000 Research Grant From Hyundai Hope On Wheels In Honor Of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 3Health News:Getting ‘Wellthy’: Mediaplanet’s “Work-Life Wellness” campaign puts stock in the personal and economic gains of healthy, vital workplace environments for Canadians 2
... go for the veggies , , WEDNESDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) ... decidedly the carnivores while women prefer leaner, greener fare, a ... play a role, but "more obvious are cultural influences, which ... manly," according to Dr. David L. Katz, director of the ...
... The eighth annual American,Transplant Congress 2008 (ATC) ... field of basic and clinical transplantation,science and medicine. ... Canadian transplant and fittingly, the meeting travels to ... Centre in Toronto,Ontario hosts ATC 2008 from Saturday, ...
... PHILADELPHIA Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School ... detailed look at the molecular pathways underlying sleep apnea, ... the National Institutes of Health. Sleep apnea is a ... which disruptions can occur dozens or even hundreds of ...
... of Surveyed Physicians Anticipate an Increase in the, Number of ... 19 Percent of Surveyed MCOs Will Not Add Novel ... According to a New Report ... Resources, one of the,world,s leading research and advisory firms for ...
... in Comprehensive Report Comparing SSO and ... Healthcare Industry, ANDOVER, Mass., March 19 ... Sign-On (SSO), announced today that it ranked ... comparing SSO and,context management vendors performance. The ...
... Eight out of 10,Americans are concerned about access ... cuts to physicians caring for Medicare patients,according to a ... (AMA). On July 1, Medicare payments to physicians will ... cuts will grow to about 40,percent while medical practice ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:The Gender Divide Starts Over Dinner 2Health News:The Gender Divide Starts Over Dinner 3Health News:American Transplant Congress 2008 - Critical New Data to be Revealed in Toronto 2Health News:Molecular biology of sleep apnea could lead to new treatments 2Health News:One-Third of U.S. Primary Care Physicians and Cardiologists Do Not Currently Prescribe Treatment to Meet HDL Cholesterol Targets as Recommended By National Guidelines 2Health News:One-Third of U.S. Primary Care Physicians and Cardiologists Do Not Currently Prescribe Treatment to Meet HDL Cholesterol Targets as Recommended By National Guidelines 3Health News:Sentillion Ranked #1 Vendor in KLAS' Single Sign-On & Context Management Report 2Health News:Sentillion Ranked #1 Vendor in KLAS' Single Sign-On & Context Management Report 3Health News:New Poll Shows Public Worried About Medicare Cuts Impact on Seniors, Boomers - Wants Congress To Act 2
(Date:9/19/2014)... 19, 2014 Today, iHealth Lab Inc. announced it ... Ltd. for its first institutional round of funding. The ... global reach, accelerate growth and innovation, and invest in ... investment, Xiaomi Ventures will join iHealth,s board of directors, ... and ecommerce. "We are very pleased to ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... Kiromic, LLC, a Lubbock bio-pharmaceutical company, ... former chancellor of Texas Tech University, to its board as ... after raising $1.2 billion for the university. "Kiromic ... most successful chancellor in the history of Texas Tech University, ... but also as our new vice chairman of the board. ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... , Sept. 19, 2014  For Cloud ... drug design and development, partnering is an integral ... is to design new drugs and identify early ... partners to further their development. The company also ... To support this business model, Cloud Pharmaceuticals will ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:iHealth Raises $25 Million to Fuel Growth and Global Market Share 2Former Texas Tech Chancellor Named New Vice Chairman of the Board of Kiromic, LLC 2Cloud Pharmaceuticals Announces Partnering Sessions and Presentation Schedule 2
... Knee Brace uses muscle power to place ... MA) directed force against the knee during ... mild to moderate symptomatic lateral or medial ... Bledsoe has engineered the Thruster 2.,Indications,Aligner LA ...
... The Bledsoe Sport & Sport Max patellofemoral ... meniscal and/or collateral injuries. Patients with minor ... damage can benefit from added support to ... brace designs to provide the right kind ...
... The Bledsoe Original Knee Brace gives ... For positive ROM control, this brace features ... extension and flexion from 0-120, and positively ... Designed with two eccentric cam slots, the ...
... Bledsoe Revolution Knee Brace ... fitting under post-op conditions. ... surgeon or authorized technician ... fitting and application that ...
Medicine Products: