November 1, 1999 |
They've been found as far north as Oxnard--where an unsuspecting landfill worker couldn't lift a utility box lid because their hive was so large, and as far south as San Diego--the random catch by a net-wielding entomologist near an elementary school.
September 6, 1999 |
New York City officials have confirmed that a second elderly Queens resident has died from an outbreak of St. Louis encephalitis, a virus transmitted by mosquitoes. Officials had suspected that the infection caused the 87-year-old woman's death last week but did not know for sure until Saturday, said Sandra Mullin, spokeswoman for the city Department of Health. An 80-year-old man died last week from the virus, officials said. Five others believed to be infected were receiving medical attention.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 1999
An elderly man who was a longtime beekeeper was stung about 50 times by bees Tuesday and taken to a hospital, where he was unconscious and on a respirator, authorities said. Virgil Foster, 83, was attacked by some of the bees he kept in his backyard when he bumped their quarters while mowing the lawn at 4803 Autry Ave. about 2 p.m., said Long Beach Fire Department spokesman Wayne Chaney.
August 30, 1999 |
Few people get through life without the pain or discomfort of a sting by a bee, yellow jacket, hornet or wasp, and many of us are stung more than once. For those who are allergic to the insect venom, these seemingly minor encounters can cause serious, even life-threatening complications. Each of these types of insects can trigger an allergic reaction. Some people are allergic to the venom of several of these insects, others to only one or two.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 1999
With the discovery of fire ants in Orange County, here are some safety tips: * Fire ant sting reactions range from localized itching and swelling to severe, life-threatening anaphylaxis. * Almost all people stung by fire ants develop an itchy, localized hive at the sting site that usually subsides within 30 to 60 minutes. This is followed by a small blister at the sting within four hours. A sterile sore with pus forms in eight to 24 hours. It then ruptures and crusts in 48 to 72 hours.
June 13, 1998 |
Here's the rundown on guests and topics for the weekend's public-affairs programs: Today "Saturday Journal": Kim Parker of Pew Research Center, 5 a.m. C-SPAN. "Today": Insect bite protection; choosing a retirement date; day care for children; "Chicago" cast performs, 5 a.m. (4)(39). "Evans & Novak": Sen. Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), 2:30 p.m., repeats Sunday 7 a.m. CNN. "Reliable Sources": Frank Rich, New York Times; Jim Warren, Chicago Tribune, 3:30 p.m. CNN. "Capital Gang": Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.