Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
June 6, 2005
by Michelle Franzen
As summer nears, the centers for disease control and prevention are warning Americans to guard against west Nile virus by using repellents. It has been six years since the virus surfaced in the United States.
A new study released today suggests the mosquito-bourne disease may be spreading in new and faster ways.
Summer is almost here and that means mosquito bites and another season of west Nile virus. The disease is transmitted to humans and animals by mosquitoes that feed on birds infected with the virus. Symptoms can range from headaches and fever to severe complications that can lead to meningitis.
But now researchers at the University of Texas say a new study using mice showed mosquitoes were able to pass on the virus to each other in a much faster way through other animals, not just birds. Researchers called the findings a start in understanding this unpredictable disease.
West Nile virus first appeared in New York City in 1999. Since then, the disease has spread across the country at a rapid rate. The CDC has recorded more than 16,000 human cases nationwide. New York city and other communities around the country have stepped up aggressive programs that include spraying mosquito-breeding areas.
But researchers have yet to come up with a vaccine. The CDC said the best weapon against being infected with west Nile virus is to use repellents that contain DEET or oil of lemon eucalyptus.
Last year, California had the highest number of cases with more than 700 people infected. Health experts once thought the virus affected the elderly and frail, but doctors are starting to see more cases from people under 50 years old and warn younger people are also at risk of being infected.