Alert: Mosquito-borne virus detected in Chatham County

Mosquito-borne virus detected in Chatham County



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According to the National Weather Service… 55 people have died in rapids since the beginning of the year. – *18 this month alone. Thankfully, none of them have ever been to our area. The closest… have been around Jacksonville, Florida… and Myrtle Beach. Remember…it’s going to be *really* hot this weekend too…so staying hydrated is extremely important. …so staying hydrated is extremely important. Beware of water hazards… I would now like to bring in meteorologist Catherine Liberta. Catherine…can you tell us how to spot rip currents…and the dangers people face? As a fast and narrow waterway… rip currents are hard to spot in water at sea level. It is always wise to swim near a lifeguard as the lifeguard has a higher view of the water and can better spot currents. However, you need to be aware of the darker, narrower gaps in the water between waves. Now, if you do get caught in a rapid, the most important thing is not to panic. Rip currents are surface currents that don’t pull you underwater farther offshore. Do not attempt to swim directly back to shore against the current. You should try to swim parallel to the beach, and once out of the current, swim back to the beach at an angle. If you can’t swim, the channels are narrow and disappear when you get off shore, tread the water and call for help. Now, with this holiday weekend underway, beaches will be very crowded and swimmers need to make sure they follow advice and heed lifeguards’ warnings. Well…Katherine…Emma…Tybee Island is empty right now…but come later today…until Tuesday…the place will be-* packed. Emma… back to you. I rescued him from South 20th. I found him! Watch this wildest body camera video of a Georgia State Trooper rescuing a man from a burning car. The incident took place in South Fulton, just outside Atlanta. Give me your hand! Give me your hand! Give me your hand! hurry up! hurry up! hurry up! 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Mosquito-borne virus detected in Chatham County

On video: Headlines Friday The Coastal Health District issued an alert to residents of Chatham, Effingham and Blaine counties after a chicken tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis. EEE is a mosquito-borne virus that causes swelling in equine encephalitis, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. The virus can be transmitted to humans through mosquito bites. DHP said the Mosquito Control Center was notified on June 30, 2023, that a chicken had tested positive. The hit story Rebel Wilson action-comedy film will shoot in Savannah. Want to get involved? Here’s what the Tyler Perry Studios crew is doing near Savannah filming the new movie. As far as we know, Dr. Savannah is back in prison and has now been charged with child molestation, and the Georgia Department of Public Health said the chicken was located in the Bloomingdale area of ​​Chatham County. Mosquito killers are being sprayed in the area. In a statement released by the DHP, “You can reduce your risk of contracting the EEE virus by following the 5D’s of mosquito bite prevention: Dusk/Dawn – Avoid dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are infested in summer. Clothing – Wear loose, long sleeves Shirts and pants to reduce exposed skin. DEET – Cover exposed skin with DEET-containing repellent, which is the most effective repellent for preventing mosquito bites. Empty all containers of standing water – Buckets, barrels, flower pots, tarps – as these are breeding grounds for mosquitoes that carry viruses. Doors – make sure windows and doors are well maintained and fitted tightly, and repair torn or damaged screens to keep mosquitoes out. Get out of the house. ”

Video above: Headlines Friday

The Coastal Health District issued an alert to residents of Chatham, Effingham and Blaine counties after a chicken tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis.

EEE is a mosquito-borne virus that causes brain swelling, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health.

The virus can be transmitted to humans through mosquito bites.

DHP said the Mosquito Control Center was notified on June 30, 2023, that a chicken had tested positive.

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The Georgia Department of Public Health said the chicken was located in the Bloomingdale area of ​​Chatham County. Mosquito killers are being sprayed in the area.

In a statement issued by the DHP,

“You can reduce your risk of contracting the EEE virus by following the 5D principles of mosquito bite prevention:

  • Dusk/Dawn – Avoid dusk and dawn activity when mosquitos are most active in summer.
  • Dress – Wear loose-fitting, long-sleeved shirts and pants to minimize exposed skin.
  • DEET – Cover exposed skin with a repellent that contains DEET, the most effective repellant against mosquito bites.
  • Drainage – Empty all containers of standing water – buckets, barrels, flower pots, tarps – as they are breeding grounds for virus-carrying mosquitoes.
  • Doors – Make sure windows and doors are well maintained and fitted tightly, and repair torn or damaged screens to keep mosquitos out of the house. “

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