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.
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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.
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.
October 13, 1995 |
To know Joe Ulate is to know perhaps the unluckiest high school football player in the region. The Littlerock High offensive lineman has been plagued with so many unusual ailments--causing him to miss more games than he has played--that Coach Jim Bauer says he is snake bitten. Actually, Ulate has been spider-bitten. The 6-foot-2, 260-pound senior was bitten in August by a poisonous brown recluse.
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December 25, 1994 |
In what his family says is nothing short of a miracle, little Anders Bjella came home from the hospital Saturday, just in time for his second Christmas. * The 13-month-old son of Ross and Diane Bjella of Costa Mesa was near death after being stung repeatedly by a scorpion at a Mexican resort Dec. 18. "It's a very happy Christmas," his mother said soon after arriving at the family's home, which friends had decked with balloons and a large Christmas tree. "He has his spirit back.