• Worried you might catch the Zika virus? Scammers and bug spray companies are counting on it. Marketers know this is the time to pounce: The summer Olympics are about to start in Brazil, where the recent Zika epidemic started, and 14 mosquito-borne cases of Zika were identified…

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  • Removing standing water, staying inside and wearing long-sleeve shirts and pants are all good ways to prevent getting bitten by mosquitoes. But when it’s 100 degrees, and you have to go outside, bug spray is your next-best bet. So, which one should you use? Experts say the…

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  • City to Spray for Mosquitoes Tonight

    Posted on August 2, 2016

    The City of Greenville will spray for mosquitoes tonight, due to the fact more mosquitoes have tested positive for the West Nile Virus. The city announced Tuesday that trapped mosquitoes in the Old Mill Road area this week have tested positive for the virus. Spraying will…

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  • Reports show that the threat level in western Massachusetts, and most of the state, is still considered low. The Chicopee Health Department said 1 out of 1,700 mosquitoes collected in the area tested positive for West Nile Virus. They test mosquitoes every 10 days. The…

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  • A horse in Effingham County has tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis. EEE is a mosquito-borne virus that causes swelling of the brain and poses a significant risk to both horses and humans. EEE has also been detected in the mosquito population in Chatham County.

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  • With all the people that will coming out tonight to attend National Night Out events, San Joaquin County Public Health services wants to remind the public to take the necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites after confirming the first West Nile virus case in the county for…

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  • As tens of thousands of people arrive in Rio de Janeiro for the Summer Olympics this week, millions of mosquitoes, some perhaps carrying the Zika virus, await them. But what may be the best repellent around is also the hardest to get. It comes in a greenish-gray tube. It is a…

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  • The CDC is encouraging everyone living in areas where there are mosquitoes that can carry Zika to protect themselves by covering up and using repellent with DEET.

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