Mead resident hosptilized with most serious form of West Nile virus

05 August, 2018, 00:01 | Author: Angelica Greene
  • Mead resident hosptilized with most serious form of West Nile virus

The first case of West Nile virus was confirmed in Virginia, Fairfax County health representatives said Thursday.

State health experts say the wet summer that's been responsible for numerous flash floods statewide has a new effect, an explosion in the West Nile virus.

"We advise everyone to take the appropriate precautions no matter what ZIP Code you live in", she said, in a statement. About one in five will develop flu-like symptoms that can include fever, headache, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea or rash.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, when people are infected with the West Nile virus, they may not exhibit any symptoms.

The Intercept: Google plans censored search in China; Baidu -7
Google is said to have developed an Android app to launch the search engine in China again. Google has not offered search services in China since it exited the country in 2010.

The most vulnerable to the virus are people age 50 and older and those who have weakened immune systems because of diseases such as diabetes and cancer. "By eliminating places for mosquitoes to lay eggs, using insect repellent and other protective measures, and targeted use of pesticides, we can all make sure Pennsylvanians are protected".

DEET is an effective ingredient to look for in insect repellents. Always follow label instructions carefully.

Wear shoes, socks, long trousers, and a long-sleeved shirt when outdoors for long periods, or when mosquitoes are most active.

The first case of West Nile virus infection in Virginia this year has been reported in Fairfax County, coming on the heels of a confirmed case in Maryland.

Maurizio Sarri Seeking Crunch Talks with Willian Over Delayed Arrival
Callum debuted in Premier League with Chelsea last season and goes on to play once more for the team past year . Sarri is also set to meet up with Chelsea star players Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois for the first time .

More information on the state's mosquito testing can be found here. There has only been one case of death associated with the virus since 2015.

In addition to preventing mosquito bites, the public should take steps to reduce breeding of mosquitoes on their property and in their community, said Pieter Sheehan, the Fairfax County government's director of environmental health.

Past year there was one non-deadly human case in the Louisville area.

Also, be sure door and window screens are tight fitting and in good fix to avoid mosquito bites when indoors.

Hunt for cathedral raiders who seized Sweden's crown jewels
On July 31, 2018, robbers stole two crowns worn by King Charles IX and his wife Queen Christina from a Swedish cathedral. It sparked a police search of the lake involving boats and helicopters, but they were unable to locate the thieves.

Recommended:

  • Evacuations begin in Lynchburg, Virginia, over fears of dam break

    Evacuations begin in Lynchburg, Virginia, over fears of dam break

    Local fire and police sent boats to rescue people to area shelters, including E.C.Glass High School and Sandusky Middle School. If you are in low lying areas below the College Lake Dam, you should move to higher ground immediately .

    Trump team wants to roll back Obama-era mileage standards

    The administration said the proposed rollback would mean billions of dollars in regulatory savings for vehicle manufacturers. The 2020 standard would be around 32 miles per gallon.
    Tesla shares jump after cash burn worries abate, Musk apologizes to Street

    Tesla shares jump after cash burn worries abate, Musk apologizes to Street

    But Musk said numerous trade-ins it received were mass-market vehicles, including the Toyota Prius and Honda Accords and Civics. The shares surged as much as 9.2 per cent as of 6:25 am NY time Thursday, before the start of regular trading.
  • China Plans Tariffs on $60 Billion of Imports to Counter Trump

    China Plans Tariffs on $60 Billion of Imports to Counter Trump

    In July, Washington fired the first salvo in the escalating trade war with Beijing by introducing 25 percent tariffs on Chinese imports worth $34 billion.
    Wisconsin's 5-day sales tax holiday begins

    Wisconsin's 5-day sales tax holiday begins

    Georgia repealed a tax holiday last year, and the Massachusetts Legislature this year defeated a proposed holiday , Anklam said. According to the Texas Comptroller's Officer, the average shopper will save about $8 for every $100 spent.
    Virat Kohli Says Edgbaston Century Still Not His Best In Test Cricket

    Virat Kohli Says Edgbaston Century Still Not His Best In Test Cricket

    First to go was Vijay (20 ), plumb LBW to a late inswinger, then KL Rahul (4 ) played on to leave the tourists on 54 for two. It was nearly an easy-going partnership for the opening duo as they brought up 50 off just 70 balls before the drama began.
  • 'Heartbreaking': Police in Denver kill resident who shot intruder

    'Heartbreaking': Police in Denver kill resident who shot intruder

    KDVR reports police were called to a home early Monday morning after receiving a call about an intruder. "He's very friendly. The man, later determined to be the homeowner, was transported to the hospital, where he died from his wounds.
    Rand Paul backs Trump's pick for the Supreme Court

    Rand Paul backs Trump's pick for the Supreme Court

    The American people demand and deserve to have the most comprehensive and transparent view of Brett Kavanaugh's record. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., alleged at the time that Kavanaugh may have misled Congress.
    Newly-legal 3D printed gun blueprints are a looming catastrophe

    Newly-legal 3D printed gun blueprints are a looming catastrophe

    District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, to block the company from distributing its 3D gun designs in Pennsylvania. That in theory could have been the end of it, and the federal government moved to dismiss the lawsuit in April.
  • At least 3 killed in Zimbabwe post-election violence

    At least 3 killed in Zimbabwe post-election violence

    The Zimbabwean Electoral Commission (ZEC) says it will start announcing presidential results from 10 pm on Thursday. It has pitted his successor Mnangagwa - a one-time Mugabe ally - against Chamisa, a 40 year-old lawyer and pastor.
    Apple is first public company worth $1 trillion

    Apple is first public company worth $1 trillion

    Amazon's market cap stands at around $877 million, while Alphabet's is $851 million and Microsoft is worth about $822 million. We'll be monitoring Apple's stock price closely to see if it's able to really become the first trillion-dollar company.
    Polar bear attacks cruise ship employee on Arctic island

    Polar bear attacks cruise ship employee on Arctic island

    The probe will include an examination of the polar bear. "We are extremely sorry that this incident has happened". The injured person was immediately provided with medical care and flown to a hospital with a rescue helicopter.


Popular

Klopp Wants New Players To Fraternize With Anfield
Meanwhile, Liverpool have confirmed that Ben Woodburn has joined Championship side Sheffield United on a season-long loan. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is renown for giving opportunities to youngsters to breakthrough into his first team.

Mollie Tibbetts 'Sighting': Was She Seen in Missouri?
An employee at a truck stop in the area says she came face-to-face with a young girl who appeared to be Tibbetts. Mollie was dog sitting alone at a home in Brooklyn, Iowa, when she disappeared .

Here’s What You Get When a Whale and a Dolphin Mate
That's because a melon-headed whale is one of the various species that's called a whale but is technically a dolphin . The hybrid, named Kekaimalu, still lives at the marine mammal park, where she helps teach children about genetics.

Trump blasts Koch brothers as 'a total joke'
The group says it still plans to focus its resources on helping Republican Senate candidates in Tennessee, Florida and Wisconsin. But the president and most of his loyalists never warmed to the Kochs, even as their interests at times have aligned.

Mnangagwa reaches out to Chamisa
Three people died from confrontation between the army and MDC Alliance supporters demanding their candidate be declared victor . The ruling ZANU-PF won 109 seats while the main opposition MDC party had 41 in the country's 210-seat House of Assembly.

Even Chrissy Teigen Has Had Enough of Thomas Markle
One Royal commentator claims the situation with Thomas Markle has spiralled so out of control that HRH might get involved. But as a self-proclaimed foodie, some of the biggest sacrifices relate to what she's allowed to put on her plate.

Zimbabwe soldiers clash with opposition supporters as ruling party wins majority
The party now has an unassailable majority at 109 seats, while MDC-Alliance has 41, NPF has one seat and one independent. The police deployed 71‚000 officers countrywide ahead of the high stakes elections held on Monday.

WhatsApp rolls out group video call feature
Also, the calling has been created to work reliably around the world in different network conditions, according to the company. It's unclear which version of the app is required for group calls, but updating to the latest version is always recommended.

Rudy Giuliani keeps moving the bar on the Mueller investigation
Trump and his lawyers are right that the term "collusion" isn't a precise one when it comes to US law. "Collusion is not a crime". In an interview on CNN, the former New York City mayor suggested that Trump would have had to pay Russian operatives to collude.

Urabeños cartel puts $70,000 price on dog's head
In addition to the coach, the animal is accompanied by additional officers to enhance security during the move. Several pooches have been killed while helping officers eradicate coca crops.