Granite Staters urged to take precautions against mosquitoes

September 13, 2019 posted by


AWARE ABOUT THE DISEASES THEY
CAN TRANSMIT AS WELL. FOR ED ALDORISIO ESCAPING A
SWARM OF MOSQUITOES IS ALL ABOUT
TIMING.>>IF YOU NOTICE ON A WINDY DAY
THERE’S NOT MANY AROUND BECAUSE
THEY CAN’T DEAL WITH THAT. BUT ONCE THE SUN GOES DOWN THE
MOSQUITOES COME OUT, AND WITH
THEM A POTENTIAL HOST OF
INFECTIOUS DISEASES.>>HISTORICALLY WE’VE TALKED
ABOUT WEST NILE VIRUS AND
TRIPLE-E, AND THOSE HAVE BEEN
AROUND AND CIRCULATING I
MOSQUITOES. MIKE C.: BUT THERE’S ANOTHER
RELATIVELY NEW THREAT IN THE
STATE THE JAMESTOWN CANYON
VIRUS. THE FIRST CASE FOUND IN NEW
HAMPSHIRE WAS IN 2013 AND SINCE
THEN 5 GRANITE STATERS HAVE
TESTED POSITIVE. THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT IS
CURRENTLY LOOKING CLOSELY AT THE
DEATH OF ONE NEW HAMPSHIRE MAN
WHO WOULD BE THE FIRST TO DIE
FROM THE VIRUS.>>WE ARE AWARE OF SOME REPORTS
OF FOLKS WHO ARE INFECTED. THESE ARE CASES THAT WE AR
INVESTIGATING. MIKE C.: ITS EXISISTENCE CAN BE
TOUGH TO DETECT IN HUMANS
BECAUSE IT CAN LAY DORMANT.>>PEOPLE CAN DEVELOP
NON-SPECIFIC FEVER ILLNESS LIKE
A FLU-LIKE ILLNESS. AND PEOPLE CAN ALSO DEVELOP
SEVERE NEUROLOGICAL DISEASE
INCLUDING MENINGITIS AND
ENCEPHALITIS, WHICH IS
INFECTION OF THE BRAIN. MIKE C.: WHAT DO YOU DO TO
PROTECT YOURSELF FROM
MOSQUITOES? I’LL SPRAY MY AREA WITH
>>LISTERENE AND THAT WILL HELP
KEEP THEM AWAY.>>IF WE ARE IN THE WOODS
WALKING, WE JUST PUT SOME BUG
SPRAY ON. MIKE C.: THAT’S THE PRACTICAL
SOLUTION THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT
RECOMMENDS. THEY ALSO SUGGEST APPROVED
PRODUCTS CONTAINING DEET OR
EUCALYPTUS OIL. THE HEAL DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDS
PEOPLE HAVE THEIR PROPERTY SPRAY
IS WITH MOSQUI

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