CDC expands bug repellent roster to fight West Nile

first_img While they still affirm the safety of DEET, officials acknowledged that some people just don’t like the product. Alternatives have existed—picaridin was approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for US use years ago, a CDC official said—but there was little commercial interest. With the advent of WNV, mosquito repellents are getting more attention. In two recent studies, oil of lemon eucalyptus provided about the same protection as low concentrations of DEET against mosquitoes found in the United States, according to the CDC. The substance, also known as PMD, is available in several products in the United States. The product has not been tested against mosquitoes that spread malaria and some other diseases that occur internationally, the agency says. CDC WNV pageshttp://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/index.htm “These additional repellents will help prepare people to prevent mosquito bites this summer,” Petersen said. Apr 28 CDC news releasehttp://www.cdc.gov/media/pressrel/r050428.htm CDC’s “Updated information regarding insect repellents”http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/RepellentUpdates.htm Most people who contract WNV experience no symptoms, but about 20 percent can have symptoms such as fever, headache, nausea, and vomiting. About 1 in 150 people can suffer a severe illness, which may involve high fever, stupor, coma, tremors, convulsions, vision loss, and paralysis, the CDC said. In 2004, 2,470 Americans fell ill with WNV and 88 of them died. However, milder cases are believed to be underreported, Petersen said. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials held a teleconference to announce they have endorsed the repellents picaridin and oil of lemon eucalyptus as effective tools for fending off mosquitoes that can carry WNV and other pathogens. “There are a great many people who are unprotected against mosquito bites,” she said. “West Nile Virus can be a terrible disease. It’s worthwhile to take those few seconds to reduce your risk of becoming infected.” Dec 29, 2004, CIDRAP News report on WNV activity in 2004http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/other/wnv/news/dec2904wnv.html Zielinski-Gutierrez said only about 40% of people reported using mosquito repellent when surveyed late last year. Use in the Pacific Northwest and among Latinos is particularly low, she added. Both picaridin and the plant-based oil of lemon eucalyptus are EPA-approved for use as directed, said Dr. Emily Zielinski-Gutierrez, a behavioral scientist with the CDC’s VID division. Picaridin, also known as KBR 3023, will be sold as “Cutter Advanced.” The substance provides protection that is “often comparable with DEET products of similar concentration,” a CDC news release says. See also: Both chemicals have been used successfully in other countries, said Dr. Lyle Petersen, director of CDC’s division of Vectorborne Infectious Diseases (VID). They are comparable to varying levels of DEET, the chief repellent that has been used in the United States. And both have been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency. A CDC fact sheet on insect repellents says DEET and picaridin have shown a higher level of efficacy in peer-reviewed studies than other repellents the EPA has approved for safety and efficacy. CDC’s new advice reflects a concern that more people need to take precautions against WNV, a mosquito-borne disease that has spread to 47 of the 48 contiguous states since first appearing on US soil in New York City in 1999. Washington state is the holdout, but Petersen said he wouldn’t be surprised to see WNV appear there this year. April 28, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Just in time for mosquito season, federal health officials today heralded the addition of new defensive weapons against West Nile Virus (WNV): two non-DEET mosquito repellents. Today’s recommendation marks a policy shift for CDC, which has long recommended DEET-containing products to repel mosquitoes. In fact, the CDC’s WNV page still contained a graphic of DEET this afternoon with the words, “Remember to use repellent with DEET when spending time outdoors.” Petersen said localized outbreaks of WNV are hard to predict and may depend on weather and other factors. That’s one reason personal vigilance is the key to good protection. The CDC recommends that people use insect repellent anytime they go outside during mosquito season, especially at night, when mosquitoes are most active.last_img read more

Cricket News Aiden Markram Achieves Silver Pair, Gets Out For Two-Ball Duck Twice In Pune Test

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Getting out for a duck is embarrasing for a batsman. Getting out for a pair, meaning duck in both innings of a Test match is the ultimate insult. In cricket, there are terms for pairs in cricket. There is a platinum pair, meaning out without facing a ball twice. There is a golden pair of king pair, meaning out first ball in both innings. However, South Africa batsman Aiden Markram suffered a silver pair, in which he was out for a two-ball duck twice in the Pune Test against India at the MCA stadium.In the first innings, Markram and Dean Elgar opened the batting after India had notched up 601/5 declared thanks to Virat Kohli’s record-breaking, unbeaten 254. After Elgar negotiated Ishant Sharma in the first over, it was Markram’s turn to face the music. After leaving the first ball from Umesh Yadav comfortably, the bowler responded with a full, sharp inswinging delivery that trapped him plumb in front. Markram did not even bother taking the review as the Proteas suffered an early jolt.However, South Africa were boosted by a record ninth-wicket partnership between Keshav Maharaj and Vernon Philander as South Africa reached 275 but India still enforced the follow-on as they were armed with a huge 326-run lead. South Africa came out to bat in the second innings on day 4 and this time, Markram was facing the first over from Ishant.The bowler got a delivery to nip back in close to the off stump with extra bounce as the batsman left the ball uneasily. However, on the second ball, Ishant got the ball to curve back in on middle and leg stump line and Markram played down the wrong line. India appealed and the umpire gave it out. Markram thought about taking a review but time ran out and he was dismissed for a silver pair in Tests. Also Read | Ravindra Jadeja’s Falls Hilariously While Appealing In Pune Test, Gets WarnedTo his horror, Markram realised that had he taken the review, he would have survived as the ball was bouncing over the stumps. Elgar, his opening partner, realised the mistake and South Africa continued to flounder. Markram’s struggles were a symbol of South Africa’s batting woes as India came closer to sealing the series.last_img read more

Former CONCACAF boss allowed to travel freely within U.S.

first_imgEMBATTLED former CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb will be allowed to travel freely within the United States following a successful appeal to a U.S. district court.Webb, who is facing seven counts of criminal conduct, has been under house arrest at his home in Loganville, Georgia since September 2015.Initially the former CONCACAF boss was not allowed to be more than 20 miles from his home, but saw those restrictions eased in May of last year when he was allowed to travel 50 miles between 08:00hrs. and 17:00hrs. seven days a week “for the purpose of running errands and to facilitate care of his infant son”.Webb, who was granted a fifth delay of sentence last week and is now scheduled to face the court in January 2018, has been granted further leniency and will be allowed to travel during the period, subject to the approval of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation.The former CONCACAF boss was also granted leave to travel to relatives’ homes within the state of Georgia during the period, again with the permission of federal authorities.The 52-year-old is also expected to relocate within the state after putting his Loganville mansion up for sale, with proceeds expected to go the United States Federal Government as part of a plea deal.last_img read more

C-NS girls basketball rips Liverpool; Cook reaches 1,000 points

first_img Tags: C-NSgirls basketballliverpool Both Jessica Cook and her Cicero-North Syracuse girls basketball teammates had absorbed plenty of punishment at the expense of elite competition both inside and outside New York State in December.But as the calendar turned to 2020, the Northstars, well-rested and quite eager to apply all the lessons learned along the way, reminded everyone what it could still do – and at the expense of one of its main rivals.Liverpool would meet up with C-NS last Friday at Onondaga Community College’s Allyn Hall, and it turned into a showcase on many levels for Cook as her Northstars handled the Warriors 64-32.From the opening tip, the main story was how Cook could find herself open in the pain and convert, and she didn’t let up until she had set a new career mark with 38 points, which included 18 field goals and two free throws.Along the way, Cook earned her 1,000th career point, joining luminaries like Breanna Stewart and Amani Free as she continues to climb the school’s all-time scoring list.As this went on, C-NS’s defense smothered Liverpool, with only Victoria Morgan producing on a consistent basis as she finished with 10 points. A Carey-Santangelo had seven points and A Kulakowski six points for the Northstars.C-NS needed the boost, havingdropped three consecutive games from Dec. 19 to 21 in the Nike Tournament of Champions in Arizona and seeing its overall record dip to 3-5 (it had lost to Shenendehowa and Averill Park earlier in the month).Liverpool, meanwhile, had gone to the Colonie Tournament and, in the Dec. 26 opening round against the host Garnet Raiders, played three tremendous quarters before it all fell apart late in a 57-52 defeat.All went well early, the Warriors playing strong defense and steadily building a 30-16 halftime advantage, and then adding to that margin in the third quarter, leading by 21 at one point.Entering the fourth quarter, it was still 46-28, but a series of turnovers, forced by pressure, and red-hot shooting by Colonie erased most of that deficit.With two minutes left, It was 50-46, but led by Ahnalese Pearson, who scored the last nine points of the game and 18 overall, the Garnet Raiders closed with an 11-2 push.Morgan, in defeat, had 18 points, with Michelle Lonczak and Julia Wike each getting eight points as Sarah Miles gained seven points.Now Liverpool had to try and recover in the Dec. 27 consolation game against Catholic Central, who had lost to state Class A no. 1-ranked Averill Park 64-20 the day before.Showing some admirable resolve, the Warriors defeated Catholic 59-46, and this time it was the Warriors making the late comeback, overcoming a 28-24 halftime deficit with steady second-half production.Wingate led the way, amassing 20 points and 16 rebounds, both of them career marks. Morgan got 14 points, five rebounds and three assists, while Miles had nine points and nine rebounds. Wike again had eight points.Following the defeat to C-NS, Liverpool faces undefeated Baldwinsville next Tuesday and Nottingham next Friday at OCC, while the Northstars visit Fayetteville-Manlius and host Corcoran those same nights.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

Tottenham make enquiry for France Under-21 international

first_img 1 Tottenham have made enquiries to FC Utrecht over the availability of striker Sebastien Haller, according to reports in Holland.The French striker, 21, has been in fine form this season, netting 21 goals in 31 games for the Dutch side.And now, according to Voetbal International, Spurs have made contact with the Eredivisie side about the possibility of luring Haller to north London this summer.However, Mauricio Pochettino’s side face competition from Ajax for the £8m-rated forward, while Inter Milan are understood to be among a number of Serie A clubs in the race to land the player.Norwich and Sunderland both tried to sign Haller in January but failed to match Utrecht’s valuation of the former Auxerre man. getty center_img Sebastien Haller celebrates scoring for France Under-21s last_img read more