Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
July 20, 2007
Lowndes County - A horse in Lowndes County has died after testing positive for the mosquito-borne illness, Eastern Equine Encephalitis or EEE. This is the first confirmed case the South Health District noted in their region this year.
They say the horse in northern Lowndes County got sick and died this week. He tested positive for sleeping sickness, Eastern Equine Encephalitis. "Its a mosquito borne disease that causes swelling of the brain," says Courtney Sheeley of the South Health District.
Though rare in humans, E.E.E. kills 30% of people who get it. That's why protecting yourself from mosquitoes is so important. "Now that we are finally getting some rain, standing rain puddles, still water and carriers we are of course seeing more mosquitoes," she adds.
Use precautions like bug repellant's with DEET. Avoid being outside at dawn or dusk, when mosquitoes are most active. .
Wear long sleeve and pants. Empty any containers around your home that may collect water. And make sure your screens don't have holes to help keep mosquitoes from entering your home.
These steps will help reduce your risk of illness as the mosquito season continues. "The west nile virus season isn't until September and October so we've got a ways to go on fighting mosquitoes," Sheeley says.
Until then, they'll continue monitoring mosquito activity in the area.
The mosquitoes are monitored through a collection program at Valdosta State University. Their finding help the city and county know where to spray and identify areas where a mosquito borne illness may be problem.