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2011-08-30 16:23:00

WILKES-BARRE, Pa., Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Thursday, Sept. 1, in portions of Landingville Borough, Schuylkill County, to control adult mosquito populations. In the event of rain, the spraying will be rescheduled for Friday, Sept. 2. Mosquito samples taken by DEP officials in the area have been found to be infected with West Nile virus. The treatments will be administered with truck-mounted...

2011-08-08 15:09:00

NORRISTOWN, Pa., Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health will apply aerial larval mosquito treatments the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 10, at wastewater treatment plants near Penrose Ferry Road and the Betsy Ross Bridge, and in wetlands on the eastern side of the Philadelphia airport. The helicopter will be based out of the airport and spraying along both sides of I-95. In the event of rain, the...

2011-04-28 00:00:29

Tender Corp. Launches Second Annual Natrapel® 8 Hour "ËœDitch the DEET' Photo Contest Top Prizes Include Vacations to New Hampshire's White Mountains Region, Plus Outdoor Gear from Eastern Mountain Sports® & Adventure® Medical Kits Littleton, NH (PRWEB) April 27, 2011 Tender Corp., a leading developer of skincare and first aid products designed for active lifestyles, today announced the official launch of the second annual "ËœDitch the DEET' online...

2011-04-21 00:00:28

Bulwark Exterminating tested the effects of store-bought insect repellent on bed bugs to determine if such products are suitable measures of protection from transferring the tiny insects to a place of residence. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) April 20, 2011 Bulwark Exterminating, a pest control company, tested the effects of store-bought insect repellent on bed bugs to determine if such products are suitable measures of protection from transferring the tiny insects to a place of residence. With the...

2010-08-25 09:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Health today reported this year's first human case of West Nile virus in Pennsylvania. The individual is a 69-year-old man from Philadelphia County. West Nile virus is spread to people and animals by infected mosquitoes. Usually, the infection does not result in any illness. Older adults and persons with compromised immune systems are at greatest risk of becoming ill after a West Nile infection. A severe West Nile...

2010-06-23 09:51:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Weather permitting, the Department of Environmental Protection and the West Nile staff in Adams County will apply treatments the evening of Wednesday, June 23, in Butler and Mount Joy townships to control adult mosquito populations. High populations of adult mosquitoes capable of transmitting West Nile virus have been detected in these townships. The treatments will be administered during the evening hours with truck-mounted equipment to...

2010-05-25 05:00:00

Tips for protecting your skin this summer YONKERS, N.Y., May 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Memo to beach bums: get ready to pump it and spray it, and don't apply it in the wind. New tests of sunscreens by Consumer Reports Health reveal that four spray-on sunscreens provided the best protection from the sun's Ultraviolet A (UVA) and Ultraviolet B (UVB) rays. The ratings are available in the July issue of the magazine and online at www.ConsumerReportsHealth.org. The magazine also looks at...

2009-08-20 14:19:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger today reminded Pennsylvania's citizens that although the number of West Nile Virus cases has dropped, the threat still exists. "Residents must be vigilant and make every effort to control mosquitoes and reduce the threat of the virus," said Hanger. The number of West Nile cases has substantially decreased in recent years from 237 confirmed human cases in 2003 to just 14 last...

2009-08-11 14:40:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State Health Secretary Everette James today reported this year's first confirmed human case of West Nile virus in Pennsylvania. The individual is a 21-year-old woman from Luzerne County. "The number of cases of West Nile disease has declined significantly in the past five years but this season's first case is a reminder that the disease is still out there," Secretary James said. "You can take precautions to protect yourself from this...

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2008-07-22 15:30:00

State Health Secretary Dr. Calvin B. Johnson today reported this year's first confirmed human case of West Nile virus in Pennsylvania. The individual, a 27-year-old Montgomery County female, is recovering and has been discharged from the hospital. "Every case of human infection from West Nile is a reminder that we can take precautions to help reduce the risk of illness," Dr. Johnson said. "The chance of contracting West Nile virus from an infected mosquito is small, and your chances of...