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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...

2006-04-27 12:27:01

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Bug and health experts say there's no way to predict whether 2006 will be another bad year for the West Nile virus. But they do say new repellants could help people protect themselves from mosquitoes that carry the disease. The products are made from either of two ingredients approved for use last year, Picaridin and Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus. They're promoted as not having the same chemical smell and feel as DEET, which has been the most recommended insect repellant. "It's...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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