Thursday, 18 October, 2018

West Nile detected in Dresden

For the second time this summer West Nile Virus has made an appearance in Lambton County For the second time this summer West Nile Virus has made an appearance in Lambton County
Anna Jefferson | 08 August, 2018, 19:06

A mosquito trap in Drumbo tested positive for the virus during routine surveillance.

According to the Central Connecticut Health District, the mosquitoes that tested positive for the virus are in the Culex family. They can be infected when they feed on the blood of infected birds. Standing water can be treated with EPA-approved larvicides to kill mosquitoes before they become adults. Test results are reported once a week by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.

Dallas County reported its first West Nile Virus death of 2018 on Tuesday.

The treatment is meant to decrease the mosquito population and minimize the risk of transmission of West Nile Virus.

Perseid meteor shower best seen next weekend
The Perseid meteor shower will peak during the overnight hours between August 11 and August 12, according to Forbes . Earth passes through the path of Swift-Tuttle's debris from July 17 to August 24, with the peak coming August 11-13.

Tourist exodus from Lombok as quake death toll rises
It said it was not aware of any Irish casualties, but said there could be other Irish people who have not yet made contact. On Lombok, thousands fled from their homes to gather in emergency shelters in open spaces, the agency said.

Crusaders tame Lions to clinch back-to-back Super Rugby titles
The Lions' territorial dominance continued after the break, setting up powerhouse flanker Cyle Brink's try. Deprived of that platform, which is the bedrock of their game, the Lions had few other attacking ideas.

Wear long, loose and light-colored clothing.

Clean your gutters and flush birdbaths or fountains once a week.

A crow tested positive in Sarnia in late July. The department stressed that West Nile is a preventable disease and that wearing insect repellant outdoors is a must. However, the majority of people infected with the virus do not get sick.

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