mosquitoes http://wkms.org en Chikun-What? A New Mosquito-Borne Virus Lands In The U.S. http://wkms.org/post/chikun-what-new-mosquito-borne-virus-lands-us Pediatrician Jennifer Halverson will never forget her 36th birthday.<p>The St. Paul native was volunteering at a maternity clinic in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She felt great — she went to her job that day and then out to dinner with friends.<p>But when she got home and went to sleep that night in May, something didn't feel right.<p>"Then I woke up at 3 in the morning," she says, "and what struck me the most was that my shoulders were on fire. It was like I was being stabbed in both shoulders."<p>The pain quickly spread to all of Halverson's joints — her hips, her knees and elbows. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:35:24 +0000 Michaeleen Doucleff 41788 at http://wkms.org Chikun-What? A New Mosquito-Borne Virus Lands In The U.S. Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile in Southern IL http://wkms.org/post/mosquitoes-test-positive-west-nile-southern-il <p>Health officials in southern Illinois are on alert after a strain of the West Nile virus was detected in a mosquito trap sample in Massac County.</p><p>Southern Seven Environmental Health Director Brad Rendelman conducted the positive test earlier this month.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 19:10:40 +0000 Austin Ramsey 34363 at http://wkms.org Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile in Southern IL Ag Officials Say Mosquito Control Safe, But Farmers Still Concerned http://wkms.org/post/ag-officials-say-mosquito-control-safe-farmers-still-concerned <p></p><p>A means to control mosquito swarms this summer around Land Between the Lakes is a concern for an organic farmer that lives less that 10 miles from where the Department of Agriculture plans to spray.</p><p>Hillyard Farms owner Brad Lowe grows organic crops and raises cattle, hens and pigs in Murray. He says although the insecticide won’t have a direct effect on his farm, he is still concerned. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 21:52:11 +0000 Whitney Jones 32534 at http://wkms.org Ag Officials Say Mosquito Control Safe, But Farmers Still Concerned Agriculture Commissioner Plans Area Visit To Discuss Mosquito Problem http://wkms.org/post/agriculture-commissioner-plans-area-visit-discuss-mosquito-problem <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer will meet with local judge executives next Tuesday concerning this year’s increased</span><a href="http://wkms.org/post/tn-health-department-warns-mosquito-borne-illness" style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;mosquito levels</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Judge-executives from Calloway, Marshall, Lyon and&nbsp;Trigg&nbsp;counties sent a letter to the commissioner asking for aerial pesticide spraying. The commissioner responded by requesting an in-person meeting.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 16:42:08 +0000 Rob Canning 32472 at http://wkms.org Agriculture Commissioner Plans Area Visit To Discuss Mosquito Problem the morning cram [ribeye, bbq, and ham topped triple bacon burger edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-ribeye-bbq-and-ham-topped-triple-bacon-burger-edition <p><strong>NPR reports</strong> we have evolved to eat meat, but we might be <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/06/25/155588094/we-evolved-to-eat-meat-but-how-much-is-too-much">going overboard</a> with some dishes.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 14:24:32 +0000 Gary Pitts 18534 at http://wkms.org the morning cram [ribeye, bbq, and ham topped triple bacon burger edition] Mosquitoes Could Come Out in Force This Year http://wkms.org/post/mosquitoes-could-come-out-force-year <p>Some experts are predicting one of the worst summers in decades for mosquitoes, but one University of Kentucky professor is taking a wait-and-see approach.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 13:47:18 +0000 Associated Press 18530 at http://wkms.org Mosquitoes Could Come Out in Force This Year