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.
Egypt is working hard to attract Chinese tourists. Several conferences and events were organised to facilitate the procedures to send Chinese to Egypt. CCTV’s Yasser Hakim highlights Egypt’s efforts to increase its share of the chinese market
AMES, Iowa – The official decal company of IMCA rewards three national champions with complimentary wraps again in 2015.Chase Signs & Graphics of Ames company gives race car wraps to top drivers in final national standings for the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified, IMCA Late Model and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod divisions.Champions of the other four IMCA Modified regions receive certificates good for 50 percent off a new wrap.Chase provides presentation checks for a number of IMCA events, notably the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s, Deery Brothers Summer Series and Hawkeye Dirt Tour.Information about Chase vehicle and trailer wraps, decals, lettering and banners is available at the www.chasedecals.com website, by calling 515 292-6466 or on Facebook.“The team at Chase is excellent to work with and does some of the highest quality design and vinyl graphics work in the country.” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “We’re proud to partner with them once again in 2015 and wish our drivers the best of luck in their pursuit of a national championship.”
Dancehall artist and reality TV star, Spice, has made the day of one lucky high schooler. The VH1’s Love and Hip Hop Atlanta cast member recently launched the Grace Hamilton Women Empowerment Foundation and partnered with JLM couture, VaSeanBrielle Nail Boutique, Empire Beauty School and hair brand Lola’s Hair to provide a unique opportunity for young women at NYC’s John Dewey High School on a prom giveaway competition, according to The Source.Applicants were asked to submit a statement of why they should be considered for the prize, and from that pool, the winner was Leslie Peña.The win gave Pena her prom dress and shoes and well as hair, makeup and accessories to attend the prom. She and a guest were also treated to a complimentary pre-prom meal at a local restaurant.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisThanks to the search and rescue efforts of officials in Alpena and K-9 units from out of town an 84–year–old Alpena women has been found safe.According to the Alpena Police Department, Eloise Shubert who has dementia was found at a nearby residence home after being reported missing around 5:30 Saturday evening.Shubert was found around 10:30 pm after wandering around Tuttle Street entering the home of a neighbor while he was away.The Alpena Police Department, The Alpena County Sheriff’s Department/Search and Rescue Unit, Michigan State Police, and the Alpena Fire Department were all hands on deck in efforts to find Ms. Shubert.Local officials weren’t the only ones on duty. K–9 units from Southfield Police Department, Roscommon County Sheriff’s Department, and Brighton Police Department who happen to be here in training also assisted in the search.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious ‘I Love a Piano’ opens at Thunder Bay TheatreNext What’s Trending for October 1