Tag Archives: DEET

Northwest Iowa West Nile death raises concern, but not panic

The Daily Reporter – October 29, 2016 After the death of an elderly northwest Iowa resident was linked to West Nile virus, state and local health officials are urging people to protect themselves from the mosquito bites that can spread the … more

Test confirms traveler infected with Zika virus

The Missouri Times – October 28, 2016 The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services confirmed a case of Zika virus found in a non-pregnant woman who traveled to the British Virgin Islands. This case brings the total number of travel-related … more

Hurricane aftermath makes for mosquitoes, lots and lots of them – October 25, 2016 Hurricane Matthew didn’t just bring down trees and power lines as it blew through coastal Georgia. The storm that hit Liberty County on Oct. 7 also led to what County Officials termed “a huge onslaught of … more

Mosquitoes swarm Low country after Matthew – October 18, 2016 Hurricane Matthew left behind more than uprooted trees, flooded homes and muddy properties. The storm’s heavy rainfall in the Lowcountry unleashed mosquitoes, whose increased presence has not gone unnoticed. That’s why Dorchester County is using two … more

New Mexico reports three more West Nile virus cases

Officials advise residents to use an approved insect repellent every time they go outside to protect yourself, and follow the instructions on the label. Among the Environmental Protection Agency-approved repellents are those that contain DEET, picaridin, IR3535 and oil of … more

La Crosse encephalitis in Western NC hospitalizes a patient

The Mountaineer – Encephalitis case confirmed in Haywood September 29, 2016 Sarah Henderson, the Health Department’s communicable disease nurse, said the diagnosed strain, La Crosse Encephalitis Virus (LACV), is spread by mosquitoes and has been reported in the county in … more

Ohio officials concerned about WNV

WCMH-NBC  TV    Columbus, OH (31)  NBC 4 at 11 Sep 21 2016 11:00PM ET Officials remind people to avoid catching the West Nile Virus, you should wear insect repellent with DEET, limit your time outside at dusk and dawn, eliminate standing water around your home. Read Full … more

Tennesee officials concerned about WNV

WLMT-CW  TV  Memphis, TN (50)  Eyewitness News at 9PM Sep 21 2016 09:00PM CT Shelby County Vector Control say the best ways to protect yourself against the West Nile Virus is to wear mosquito repellant containing DEET. Avoid being outdoors during peak mosquito hours, that’s thirty minutes … more

West Nile virus circulating in Nebraska

KSNB-NBC  TV    Lincoln-Hastings-Kearney, NE (105)  NBC Nebraska  Sep 21 2016 06:00AM CT When you are outdoors use insect repellent containing DEET especially around dawn and dusk. Also get rid of mosquito breeding sites by emptying standing water. Read Full Story

Mississippi man dies from WNV

WJTV-CBS  TV    Jackson, MS (95) WJTV News at 4PM Sep 19 2016 04:00PM CT One case has resulted in death for a man in Hinds County. In 2015, Mississippi had 38 West Nile cases and also one death. The Department recommends removing standing water … more