FDA recalls blood pressure, heart meds over cancer concerns
Giant hogweed plant burns unsuspecting teen landscaper
Scientists have unveiled the world’s first color 3D-imaging
Mosquitoes in Marion County test positive for West Nile virus
US accuses North Korea of breaching UN sanctions…
First Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported for 2018
14 July 2018, 01:01 | Silvia Roy
The virus was detected in a pool of mosquitoes collected June 18 in Easton.
Mosquito populations around Huron have been significantly reduced through citywide spraying, but people are reminded to remain vigilant because Culex tarsalis, the carrier of West Nile virus, is now present in higher numbers.
The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports its first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) in 2018.
- Consider staying indoors at dawn and dusk, when mosquitoes are most active.
Mosquitoes become infected with West Nile virus when they feed on infected birds. This is also called West Nile encephalitis or meningitis.
Some people who contract West Nile develop neurological syndrome, which can be deadly.
Old tires are a ideal breeding site for mosquitoes and should be discarded.
"Weather permitting, the Health District's Residential Services Unit will fog in the area north to Condit Road, south to Hartford Road, west to Centerburg Road, and east to Meredith Road", a DGHD press release states.
Johnson & Johnson told to pay $4.7bn in powder case
The jury reached a unanimous verdict yesterday to award compensatory damages for 22 plaintiffs that averaged US$25 million apiece. Johnson & Johnson has been sued by more than 9,000 women who claim its talcum powder contributed to their ovarian cancer.
Chris becomes second hurricane of Atlantic season
Chris is located about 245 miles southeast of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and about 470 miles southwest of Cape Race, Newfoundland. On the forecast track, the center of Chris will pass over or near southeastern Newfoundland Thursday afternoon or evening.
Israel To Launch First Moon Mission This Year
Private donations mostly paid for the project, including from the American businessman and Jewish philanthropist Sheldon Adelson. Instead, it will be sent up as a secondary payload atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on a yet to be determined date in December.
Parents of Thai cave rescue boy give thanks to God
Adisak Wongsukchan told Al Jazeera he gave his 14-year-old son Nong Bew a big thumbs up when he first saw him in hospital. The Wild Boars football team which were stuck in Tham Luang Nang Non cave for 18 days after monsoon floods.
Twitter CEO loses 200,000 followers in fake account purge
He lost just 326,118 followers on Thursday, the day before most accounts saw a drop, and on Friday he regained 5,339 followers. The social-media company warned on Wednesday that its crackdown on fake accounts means users will have fewer followers.