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

Secret behind Plateau United’s dominance – Maikaba

first_img Maikaba told brila.net that the players and staff have all their entitlement at the proper time without delay. “When you talk of a club that pays as at when due, It is Plateau United, we always get our salaries as at when due not only that, even the match bonuses are also paid immediately every game is played and that alone makes us special,” he said.Maikaba: I’m not bothered by pre-season results read also: Plateau united has had consistent form in the league and is rewarded with a spot at the apex of the NPFL table before the coronavirus outbreak. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Coach Abdul Maikaba has revealed the secret behind his side’s consistent run in the Nigerian Professional Football League in the current campaign before the COVID19 induced break. Maikaba told brila.net that the management of Plateau United are always consistent with the payment of players’ salaries, and match bonuses, As such, it is the reason why the players are doing well in the domestic league of the NPFL.Advertisement Loading… Promoted Content8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise You2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Waylast_img read more

Iona looks to extend streak vs Siena

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditIona (9-12, 7-7) vs. Siena (13-10, 9-5)Times Union Center, Albany, New York; Wednesday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Iona looks for its fifth straight conference win against Siena. Iona’s last MAAC loss came against the Manhattan Jaspers 72-49 on Feb. 2. Siena is coming off a 65-52 win over Manhattan in its most recent game. February 18, 2020 Associated Press SAVVY SENIORS: Siena’s Jalen Pickett, Manny Camper and Elijah Burns have combined to account for 58 percent of the team’s scoring this season and have scored 56 percent of all Saints points over the last five games.FUELING THE OFFENSE: Pickett has directly created 56 percent of all Siena field goals over the last three games. The sophomore guard has 21 field goals and 23 assists in those games.SLIPPING AT 72: Iona is 0-10 when it allows at least 72 points and 9-2 when it holds opponents to less than 72.UNDEFEATED WHEN: The Saints are 6-0 when holding opponents to 40 percent or worse from the field, and 7-10 when opponents shoot better than that. The Gaels are 8-0 when they hold opponents to 66 points or fewer and 1-12 when opponents exceed 66 points.DID YOU KNOW: Siena is ranked first among MAAC teams with an average of 73 points per game.center_img Iona looks to extend streak vs Siena ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

Kindred challenges Spelinspektionen penalty on player incentives

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Submit Soft2Bet continues new market drive with Irokobet launch August 26, 2020 Share Share Stockholm-listed Kindred Group Plc has become the latest to fall foul of Swedish gambling inspectorate Spelinspektionen’s rules on customer bonusing and incentives.Spelinspektionen has confirmed that it has issued Kindred a fine totalling SEK 100 million (€9m) following an inspection undertaken across its Swedish brand portfolio.The regulator stated that Kindred’s flagship Unibet brand, as well as subsidiaries Maria Casino, bingo.com, Storspelare and iGame, had sanctioned a number of ‘unauthorised bonuses’. Current Swedish Gambling Act provisions limit online incumbents to offer just one bonus incentive per customer on sign-up.The Spelinspektionen penalty relates to Kindred brands breaching its incentive codes by offering bonus rewards through in-game mechanics, poker/casino tournament rewards, prize draws and loyalty programmes.During 2019, Kindred subsidiaries had been previously warned about breaching Spelinspektionen rules related to player incentives. Following its warnings, Kindred management moved to eliminate a number of in-game features such as free spins and free plays across its online bingo and casino portfolio.The operator maintained that the incentives offered to customers could not be recognised as a like-for-like player bonuses, as the rewards held no direct cash value. Kindred also stated that the company had undertaken a wholesale review of its Swedish player rewards programme, assessing its approach to player promotions.Despite Kindred’s pleas, Spelinspektionen has moved to sanction the hefty SEK 100 million fine, enforcing its penalty clause of 10% of a licensee turnover. Kindred governance has issued a response, stating that it will challenge Spelinspektionen’s actions and how Gambling Act provisions have been interpreted.The online group said that its Swedish loyalty programmes and reward mechanism have been independently tested by consumer agencies, who have not flagged any issues.  A statement read: “Kindred will appeal the SGA’s decision to obtain judicial guidance on how the new legislation should be interpreted. Until recently issued warnings and fines issued to other licence holders are tried in court and enforced, Kindred will continue to adopt a strict interpretation.“Kindred is of the opinion that the Swedish Gambling Act adopted on 1 January 2019 has been vague in areas related to commercial activities and thereby creating unnecessary ambiguity. Kindred welcomes more clarity in these areas and continues to improve its operations to ensure full compliance.” Global Gaming adds sportsbook extension to Ninja property August 25, 2020last_img read more