Navigation Links
PA's First West Nile Positive Sample of 2009 Discovered in York County
Date:5/14/2009

ile virus, a small percentage of those exposed will experience a fever, rash, headache, meningitis (inflammation of the tissue surrounding the brain), encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) or even death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Everyone is at risk, but older adults and people with compromised immune systems have the highest risk of developing severe illness because their bodies have a harder time fighting off disease.

While DEP and county West Nile coordinators will again be conducting statewide monitoring and spraying programs this year, DEP Secretary John Hanger reminded all Pennsylvanians that they can help in the battle against mosquitoes that carry the disease by remembering the phrase, "Dump it. Drain it. Treat it."

"Standing water can quickly become a breeding ground for mosquitoes," Hanger said. "So dump it if it has water in it; drain it if it can be drained; and treat it if it has standing water. By taking these simple actions in your own backyard, you can eliminate those breeding areas and reduce your chances of contracting the virus."

Tips to eliminate standing water include:

  • Throw away tin cans, plastic containers, ceramic pots or similar water--holding containers that have accumulated on property.
  • Pay special attention to discarded tires, which can hold stagnant water.
  • Maintain drainage holes that are located on the sides of gardening containers that might allow enough water to collect for mosquitoes to develop.
  • Clean clogged roof gutters as needed.
  • Turn over plastic wadding pools, wheelbarrows and birdbaths when not in use.
  • Aerate ornamental pools or stick them with fish.
  • Clean and chlorinate swimming pools that are not being used.
  • Use landscaping to eliminate standing water that collects on your property.
    '/>"/>

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Womens Digital Imaging of Ridgewood First Private Medical Practice in New York Area to Screen With Breast Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI)
2. First 100 Patients Treated in Europe with the MitraClip(R) System for Percutaneous Mitral Repair
3. BMP Sunstone To Report First Quarter 2009 Financial Results
4. Sinobiopharma Announces 350% Increase in Production of Its Flagship Drug in the First Quarter of 2009 Over the Same Period in 2008
5. Nile Therapeutics Reports 2009 First Quarter Financial Results
6. China Sky One Medical, Inc. Announces Record First Quarter 2009 Results
7. Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results
8. Cardiogenesis Reports First Quarter 2009 Results
9. Video: Novartis Receives Approval From FDA to Market Prevacid(R) 24HR as First and Only OTC Proton Pump Inhibitor in Original Prescription Formulation
10. New Cancer Treatment Achieves First Mesothelioma Success
11. First-Time National Poll Confirms Neuropathy Hits Millions in Their Prime
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/7/2015)... ... July 07, 2015 , ... Owners of Green Ladies Cleaning are very pleased ... service category. This honor can only be gained by votes from Madison Magazine readership. ... the products and methods they use daily. Having a home cleaned with all-natural products ...
(Date:7/7/2015)... ... , ... Ticket Down is a reputable source of authentic tickets for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold ... at the Toyota Stadium. , The 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup is now upon ... being held on American soil, will kick off in Frisco, CA from the Toyota Stadium ...
(Date:7/7/2015)... ... 2015 , ... The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have ... Multicultural AIDS Coalition $3.78 million for a five-year HIV prevention partnership that ... and transgender women, the groups at highest risk of HIV infection in the ...
(Date:7/7/2015)... ... July 07, 2015 , ... ... whose board is limited to permit holders. The Medical Cannabis Alliance of Illinois’ ... the industry forward and are committed to making sure patients have access to ...
(Date:7/7/2015)... ... July 07, 2015 , ... Safe Catch is setting revolutionary purity limits ... Albertsons, Gelson’s Markets, New Leaf Community Markets, Sprouts Farmers Market and Wegmans are some ... technology to test every fish for mercury,” said Safe Catch co-founder Sean Wittenberg. “We ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Environmentally-Friendly House Cleaning Company Wins Best of Madison Magazine Award 2Health News:Panama vs Haiti & USA vs Honduras CONCACAF Group A Tickets at Toyota Stadium: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Haiti vs Panama & USA vs Honduras in Frisco/Dallas 2Health News:Panama vs Haiti & USA vs Honduras CONCACAF Group A Tickets at Toyota Stadium: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Haiti vs Panama & USA vs Honduras in Frisco/Dallas 3Health News:CDC Awards Fenway Health, AIDS Action, Multicultural AIDS Coalition $3.78m For ‘Getting To Zero’ HIV Prevention Partnership 2Health News:CDC Awards Fenway Health, AIDS Action, Multicultural AIDS Coalition $3.78m For ‘Getting To Zero’ HIV Prevention Partnership 3Health News:Cannabis Growers and Dispensaries Form Medical Cannabis Alliance of Illinois 2Health News:Safe Catch Launches Tuna with Lowest Mercury Limit of Any Brand 2
... suggests , , FRIDAY, Nov. 21 (HealthDay News) -- The season ... asthma, new research suggests. , Babies born in autumn -- about ... almost a 30 percent increased risk of asthma compared to babies ... the first December issue of the American Journal of Respiratory ...
... not given adequate drug therapy. This is the result of ... rzteblatt International ( Dtsch Arztebl Int 2008; 105[45]: ... this prospective, one-year survey. , 512 doctors in Germany took ... of whom 89.2% suffered from one or more cardiovascular diseases ...
... HUN ) today announced that its Founder and Chairman, ... American Cancer Society to,receive this year,s Medal of Honor, its ... who have made outstanding contributions to the,fight against cancer. , ... and his wife Karen Huntsman have "raised or,personally contributed over ...
... Nov. 21 Massachusetts Mutual Life,Insurance Company (MassMutual) ... Officers. , ... Vice President,and Chief Investment Officer, will assume the ... who remains Chairman and Chief Executive,Officer. Additionally, Mr. ...
... STOUGHTON, Mass., Nov. 21 Cardiosolutions, Inc.,( http://www.cardiosolutionsinc.com ... M.D., Ph.D. to the position of Chief Surgical ... Center for Aortic Surgery and Director of the,Marfan ... Department of,Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at Cleveland Clinic. ...
... located in,Pittsburgh PA, and a subsidiary of Draeger, ... it believes are unsubstantiated allegations from,Sperian Respiratory Protection ... the popular Draeger PSS7000 SCBA (Self-Contained Breathing,Apparatus) used ... Draeger has a strong respect for intellectual ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Autumn Babies More Prone to Asthma 2Health News:Autumn Babies More Prone to Asthma 3Health News:Jon M. Huntsman Receives American Cancer Society Medal of Honor 2Health News:MassMutual Announces Promotions for Two Co-Chief Operating Officers 2Health News:MassMutual Announces Promotions for Two Co-Chief Operating Officers 3Health News:MassMutual Announces Promotions for Two Co-Chief Operating Officers 4Health News:MassMutual Announces Promotions for Two Co-Chief Operating Officers 5Health News:Cardiosolutions Names Dr. Lars Svensson Chief Surgical Officer 2Health News:Draeger Counters What It Believes Are Unsubstantiated Allegations of Patent Infringement by Sperian 2
(Date:7/7/2015)... , July 7, 2015   ICD-10 Charts ... months of development, it has officially launched its ... Charts Training Academy and the new 4 Step ... well as all other ICD-10 Charts resources and ... in America, completely free-of-charge.  With the release of ...
(Date:7/7/2015)... 2015 Research and ... the "Elemental Analysis Market by Type (Organic, ... Application (Life Sciences, Food and Beverage Testing, Environment ... report to their offering. The ... types, technologies, and applications. By type, the market ...
(Date:7/7/2015)... and FREMONT, Calif. , July 7, ... South Korea and Velos, Inc. have entered into ... eResearch for cancer research nationally throughout South Korea ... The recent agreement signing was accompanied by a two day ... , South Korea.  National Cancer Center President ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ICD-10 Charts Releases Revolutionary Free Solution for Complete ICD-10 Preparation 2ICD-10 Charts Releases Revolutionary Free Solution for Complete ICD-10 Preparation 3ICD-10 Charts Releases Revolutionary Free Solution for Complete ICD-10 Preparation 4Elemental Analysis (Organic, Inorganic) Market 2015 - Analysis & Global Forecasts to 2020 2National Cancer Center of South Korea and Velos Sign Long-Term Velos eResearch Agreement 2National Cancer Center of South Korea and Velos Sign Long-Term Velos eResearch Agreement 3
... Oct. 6 According to Millennium Research Group ... intelligence, growth in the $2 billion US cardiac ... the expanded approval of Boston Scientific,s chronic resynchronization ... I and II patients. The New ...
... Oct. 6 e-MDs, an industry leader in ... (EHRs) and practice management (PM) solutions,  congratulates  the ... Family Medicine of Fort Collins, CO, for their ... of Excellence recipients.  The Healthcare Information and Management ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Positive Results From the MADIT-CRT Trial Support the Expanding Approval of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Defibrillators 2Positive Results From the MADIT-CRT Trial Support the Expanding Approval of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Defibrillators 3e-MDs Clients Win HIMSS Davies Awards of Excellence 2e-MDs Clients Win HIMSS Davies Awards of Excellence 3e-MDs Clients Win HIMSS Davies Awards of Excellence 4
The 920M PLUS handheld pulseoximeter provides on-the-spot bloodoximetry and heart rate readings....
Rad-5 signal extraction pulse oximeter™...
... 3100 is a small, lightweight ... worn comfortably on the patients ... activities and for overnight studies, ... WristOx is intended to give ...
The pocket-size Invacare Digit finger pulse oximeter is a convenient and economical solution to fast, reliable SpO2, pulse rate and pulse strength measurements. Its compact size is ideal for home use...
Medicine Products: