The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) notified the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of one human illness, the CDC announced on Jun 20. The infection had already been found in birds, horses, and mosquitoes in 14 states this year. Authorities recommended that people limit mosquito exposure by using insect repellents and emptying any standing water where mosquitoes might lay eggs. About 1 out of 150 infected people experiences the most severe form, West Nile meningitis or encephalitis, which can sometimes be fatal. West Nile fever is less severe and doesn’t involve neurological signs. States are not required to report West Nile fever cases to the CDC. Jun 22, 2005 (CIDRAP News) West Nile virus has made its US debut in the heartland this year, with Kansas reporting the first human case. CDC’s West Nile virus sitehttp://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/index.htm To aid prevention, the CDC recently expanded its list of approved insect repellents by adding picaridin and oil of lemon eucalyptus to DEET and permethrin. People should use repellents consistently, because once WNV is endemic in an area, surges in infection rates are unpredictable, the CDC said. “This season’s first human case of West Nile virus reminds us of the importance of taking precautions to avoid becoming ill,” Dr. Lyle Petersen, director of the CDC’s Vectorborne Infectious Disease Division, said in a news release. “It’s impossible to predict what this year’s season will hold. So everyone who spends time outdoors should take steps to protect themselves from mosquito bites and West Nile virus.” See also: A 51-year-old from Douglas County, Kan., became ill in mid-May, the KDHE announced. The case was not neuroinvasive. The first human cases of WNV infection in 2004 occurred in New Mexico and Arizona in the last week of May. WNV is spread by bites from infected mosquitoes. It was first identified in the United States in 1999 in New York. Human cases have now been found in each of the 48 contiguous states except Washington. About 17,000 Americans have contracted West Nile virus to date, the CDC said. The disease varies in severity. Most healthy people who are infected experience no illness or only a mild illness. About 20% of those infected show symptoms, typically 3 to 15 days after the mosquito bite, according to the KDHE.
BACOLOD City – Gov. Eugenio Jose“Bong” Lacson will ask Provincial Board members to pass a resolution opposingthe proposed liberalization of the country’s sugar industry. He said their group is ready to meetand present their concerns to President Duterte./PN Lacson added he will request Vice Gov.Jeffrey Ferrer to lead the passage of the resolution. “We join them in calling out theDepartment of Agriculture and the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) fortheir deafening silence on this matter,” Tatak Kalamay added. He added: “Just like what is happeningin the sugar industry where the government is scrambling to help rice farmersbecause of the rice tarrification. I think we should learn from that.” He noted that in Negros Occidental, 85percent of sugar farmers are agrarian reform beneficiaries. Tatak Kalamay has asked localgovernment units to show support by passing resolution in their respectiveareas opposing the sugar import liberalization because of its detrimentaleffect to the sugar industry. Raymund Montinola, one of theconvenors, slammed SRA administrator Hermingildo Serafica for his seemingsilence and ‘washes his hands and does not seem to know his work.” “The unabated importation of sugarwill drastically affect the lives of these people,” the governor said. According to Lacson, the provincialgovernment is “in support of the move of Tatak Kalamay.” “The sugar industry is under siegeagain and we condemn in the strongest term what we preceived as a sell-off ofthe Philippine Agriculture in general,” the group said in a press conference onSunday. Notwithstanding what has beenhappening to our rice industry, the crisis we have in the livestock and otheragricultural sector, the economic managers have once again set their eyes onour industry with their proposed liberalization of sugar importation, theysaid. “I’m sure the incumbent board memberswill be ready to pass a resolution. The previous board members also opposed theshift to high fructose corn syrup way back when it was the issue,” he said. Earlier, Tatak Kalamay urged PresidentRodrigo Duterte to junk the proposed sugar import liberalization. Emilio Yulo, sugar farmersrepresentative to the sugar board, said the problems of the sugar industry is“an economic that needs a political solution.”
“Louise Galveston” not to be confused with you-know-who.Submitted to Sumner Newscow â€” The Wellington Public Library is hosting a book launch party for local author, Louise Galveston’s latest release “In Todd We Trust,” on March 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. Louise will be signing books and there will be book-themed games and refreshments as well as lots of giveaways.The book, for 8-12 year-olds, is the sequel to “By the Grace of Todd,” Â a 2015-2016 Young Hoosier Award Nominee. The hilarious misadventures of super messy Todd and his race of tiny humanoids continue as the Toddlians set out Noah’s ark style to find a more responsible god.It’s up to Todd to save them and prove that he is worthy of their trust and devotion. www.bythegraceoftodd.comPlease contact Louise, who is said to be closely related to Michelle Brown, at firstname.lastname@example.org for interviews or more information.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down Proud Of Our Town · 281 weeks ago Glad to see the local library and local authors teaming up! We have a great community with so many talented people. Let’s go show our support. Thanks for sharing! Report Reply 0 replies · active 281 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments