Navigation Links
Governor Rendell Proposes County Grants to Combat West Nile Virus, Protect Public Health
Date:3/31/2008

ajor method of mosquito control, the naturally-occurring bacteria Bti and Bsph are used. These bacteria attack the digestive system of the mosquito larvae, and have no effect on people, animals or plants.

Another larval control product is the insect juvenile hormone, methoprene, which prevents the mosquito larvae from developing into adults. The products used to kill adult mosquitoes, likewise, are selected based on their environmental sensitivity and are applied so they do not harm people, animals, or plants.

DEP will administer the West Nile Virus surveillance and control program for Forest County this year, with funding coming directly from the department's West Nile Virus budget. DEP has also contracted for a private firm to conduct the program in Lycoming County, at a cost of $54,600. Pike and Susquehanna counties' programs will be run in a combined $61,600 grant.

DEP Secretary Kathleen A. McGinty said citizens can play a major role in controlling the mosquito populations by helping to eliminate breeding grounds for the insects.

"We need people to help us in this fight by remembering the slogan, 'Dump it, drain it, treat it,'" said McGinty. "Dump it if it has water in it; drain it if it can be drained; and treat it if it has standing water. After just a few days, standing water can become a mosquito breeding ground."

McGinty also urged people to wear insect repellant containing DEET when outside in warm weather.

Governor Rendell's proposed fiscal year 2008-09 budget also includes more than $7 million for the West Nile Virus Control Program, which will allow DEP to continue its mission of protecting against threats to human health and safety. The proposed appropriation reflects the historical funding requests of the counties, and will save the state $571,000 in operational costs for the program, without impacting surveillance and control efforts.

For more information on West Nile Virus, visit '/>"/>

SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the Governor
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related medicine news :

1. Governor Rendell Offers adultBasic Coverage to 35,000 Uninsured Pennsylvanians
2. New Poll Shows Public Distrusts Flawed Healthcare Approach Favored by Governor and Speaker in AB 8
3. Governor Rendell Announces $2.1 Million Investment in Small Transit Vehicles
4. Governor Rendell Proclaims Sept. 9-15 as Senior Community Center Week
5. Michigan Hospitals Receive Governors Award
6. Governor Rendell Appoints Members of Chronic Care Commission as Part of Prescription for PA
7. Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Endorses Governor Schwarzeneggers Health Care Proposal
8. Governor Rendell Announces CHIP Enrollment Clinics at Several Rite Aid Stores
9. $8,000 Winning Bids at Governors Livestock Auction to Benefit College-Bound Youth and Homeless
10. Blue Cross of California and the California Governors Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Launch Live Like a Champion Tour
11. AARP Calls on Governor Schwarzenegger to Discourage Veto of SCHIP Expansion Bill
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/21/2014)... many people, finding motivation to exercise is a challenge. Thankfully, ... approach of Zombies, Run!one of more than 31,000 health and ... growing number of apps that use games to increase physical ... fitness app makers looking to cash in to help people ... exercise remains to be seen. , "It,s just been assumed ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center today announced ... specialized breast screening at a network of community breast ... in late November, MD Anderson will become the exclusive ... Memorial Hermann,s 10 breast care centers, located in Memorial ... Over time, the network will expand to Memorial Hermann,s ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... News) -- Black mothers are less likely than white ... reason why: Hospitals in neighborhoods with many black residents ... with more white residents, a U.S. government study finds. ... common in medical centers where the black population is ... Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. These practices ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter ... A combination of therapy and antidepressants appears to best ... study reports. Four out of five people suffering ... full recovery when treated with cognitive therapy plus antidepressant ... combination didn,t work much better than drugs alone in ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Seattle, WA chiropractors Dr. Lincoln ... Chiropractic and Massage Center have recently welcomed two ... Rina Lang, LMP and Mike Larios, LMP have specialized ... techniques, and have developed their expertise working in a ... important in a clinical environment where massage is used ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Playing hunger games: Are gamified health apps putting odds in your favor? 2Health News:MD Anderson and Memorial Hermann to operate breast screening network across Houston area 2Health News:Racial Disparities in Breast-Feeding May Start With Hospitals, Study Suggests 2Health News:Talk Therapy Plus Meds May Be Best for Severe Depression 2Health News:Talk Therapy Plus Meds May Be Best for Severe Depression 3Health News:Seattle’s Eastlake Chiropractic and Massage Center Is Pleased to Introduce Rina Lang and Mike Larios as New Members of Its Massage Therapy Team 2Health News:Seattle’s Eastlake Chiropractic and Massage Center Is Pleased to Introduce Rina Lang and Mike Larios as New Members of Its Massage Therapy Team 3
... , , STEWARTVILLE, Minn., July ... results for its third quarter ended June 30, 2009. , , ... $8,241,000 for the third quarter of last year. The Company also reported ... to net income of $312,000 or $.02 per diluted share for the same ...
... July 30 An estimated 700,100 residents in Nebraska could lose ... bill, according to state-specific analysis of The American Affordable ... The Heritage Foundation . , , ... a highly respected health care policy and management consulting firm, to ...
... , WASHINGTON, JULY 30 An estimated 4.1 million residents ... House health reform bill, according to state-specific analysis of The ... by The Heritage Foundation . , , ... highly respected health care policy and management consulting firm, to examine the ...
... , , UNION CITY, Calif., ... company manufacturing point-of-care blood analysis systems, today reported financial results for the first ... Record quarterly highlights include: , , Revenues of $29.6 ... Veterinary market sales of $21.8 million, up 31% over last year,s comparable quarter. ...
... Study shows they,re at increased risk of psychological distress ... Cancer survivors are more likely than their healthy peers ... depression, even a decade after treatment ends, new research ... time of diagnosis, unmarried, had less than a high ...
... State Influentials Gather to Discuss the Rising Cost ... , PHILADELPHIA, July 30 Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, the ... series of roundtable discussions focused on increasing access to healthcare and ... The event was held as a part of the company,s ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Rochester Medical Reports Third Quarter Results 2Health News:Rochester Medical Reports Third Quarter Results 3Health News:Rochester Medical Reports Third Quarter Results 4Health News:Rochester Medical Reports Third Quarter Results 5Health News:Rochester Medical Reports Third Quarter Results 6Health News:Rochester Medical Reports Third Quarter Results 7Health News:Rochester Medical Reports Third Quarter Results 8Health News:Rochester Medical Reports Third Quarter Results 9Health News:Rochester Medical Reports Third Quarter Results 10Health News:Rochester Medical Reports Third Quarter Results 11Health News:Thousands of Nebraskans Could Lose Private Insurance, Study Shows 2Health News:Millions of Pennsylvanians Could Lose Private Insurance, Study Shows 2Health News:Abaxis Reports Record Financial Performance for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2010 2Health News:Abaxis Reports Record Financial Performance for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2010 3Health News:Abaxis Reports Record Financial Performance for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2010 4Health News:Abaxis Reports Record Financial Performance for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2010 5Health News:Abaxis Reports Record Financial Performance for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2010 6Health News:Abaxis Reports Record Financial Performance for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2010 7Health News:Abaxis Reports Record Financial Performance for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2010 8Health News:Abaxis Reports Record Financial Performance for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2010 9Health News:Abaxis Reports Record Financial Performance for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2010 10Health News:Cancer Survivors Face Tough Road Long After Treatment Ends 2Health News:Cancer Survivors Face Tough Road Long After Treatment Ends 3Health News:Teva's Forum Draws Key Pennsylvania Healthcare Leaders 2
(Date:8/21/2014)... MELVILLE, N.Y. , Aug. 21, 2014  Henry Schein, ... of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal ... present at two investor conferences in September: , ... New York , NY at 12:50 p.m. ET ... Healthcare Conference in New York , NY at ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS ) ... consideration payable in connection with its previously announced cash tender ... (1) any and all of its 6.250% Senior Notes due ... a maximum amount of its 6.125% Senior Notes due 2039, ... 2017 (collectively, the "Maximum Tender Offer Notes" and together with ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... 2014   Royal Philips (NYSE: ... has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food ... application for Transcatheter Aortic-Valve Implantation (TAVI) treatments. Through ... with pre-procedural, high-precision positioning to treat aortic stenosis ... is available as part of Philips IntelliSpace ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Henry Schein To Present At Two Investor Conferences In September 2CVS Caremark Corporation Announces Early Results of Tender Offers, Pricing, Election of Early Settlement and Increase in the Maximum Tender Offer Amount 2CVS Caremark Corporation Announces Early Results of Tender Offers, Pricing, Election of Early Settlement and Increase in the Maximum Tender Offer Amount 3CVS Caremark Corporation Announces Early Results of Tender Offers, Pricing, Election of Early Settlement and Increase in the Maximum Tender Offer Amount 4CVS Caremark Corporation Announces Early Results of Tender Offers, Pricing, Election of Early Settlement and Increase in the Maximum Tender Offer Amount 5CVS Caremark Corporation Announces Early Results of Tender Offers, Pricing, Election of Early Settlement and Increase in the Maximum Tender Offer Amount 6Philips receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for TAVI Precision Treatment Planning Application 2Philips receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for TAVI Precision Treatment Planning Application 3
... leading health care supply contracting company, announced today the ... its portfolio of agreements for Cardiac Rhythm Management products. ... provider of medical devices which treat cardiac, neurological and ... of arrhythmia management products, including pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators ...
... Inc. (NASDAQ: PCRX ), an emerging specialty pharmaceutical ... to present at the BioCentury Future Leaders in the Biotech ... EDT being held at the Millennium Broadway Hotel & Conference ... present an overview of the company. A ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Novation Announces the Addition of St. Jude Medical to the Cardiac Rhythm Management Products Portfolio 2Pacira Pharmaceuticals to Present at BioCentury Future Leaders in the Biotech Industry Conference 2
Tongs...
Bipolar forceps...
... Noise Reduction (ANR)technology, internal to the ... of distracting room,noise, greatly enhancing overall ... different from electronic filtering, which may ... body sounds clinicians need to hear.,Because ...
... INFORM HPV allows the pathologist to visualize ... HPV allows testing on a choice of sample ... ,INFORM HPV cocktails utilize proprietary probe formulations. The ... HPV genotypes 16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 39, ...
Medicine Products: