STAFF BLOG CITY STREET BEAT West Nile prevention comes with cost
Preventing the spread of the West Nile virus has come at a cost during this intense mosquito season.
According to Grand Forks Mosquito Control Supervisor Todd Hanson, in 2013, mosquito control has ... Posted on 8/1/13 at 8:45 AM
HEALTHBEAT When worlds collide: human, critter and virus
Two of the more intriguing health stories this past summer didn't involve rogue sharks, swine flu or any of the other usual suspects. The stars of this particular show were the hantavirus and the West... Posted on 9/26/12 at 8:47 AM
HOME IMPROVEMENT WITH ANDY LINDUS Mosquitoes Are Using Your Clogged Gutters as a Vacation Home
Mosquitoes love gutters clogged with water, wet leaves and other debris. In fact, a significant percentage of mosquitoes in your neighborhood are bred right at home, in your own wet gutters. From a ... Posted on 9/3/12 at 1:00 AM
Connie Whittier gave little thought to the dead blackbirds that began littering her backyard and neighborhood. But she was given a painful reminder that dead birds can be a warning sign of the presence of West Nile virus, which can cause serious and even life-threatening infections in people.
Grand Forks health officials are warning the public to protect themselves against mosquito bites after the first North Dakota case of West Nile virus was found Tuesday and the number of mosquitoes that can transmit the disease has risen.
Since West Nile virus claimed the life of farmer-rancher Kim Rath in February, his family has been spreading the word about the deadly mosquito-borne disease, which sickened 89 North Dakotans in 2012 alone.
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