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September 26, 2008
Vol. 50 No. 4

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Mosquito found carrying virus

A mosquito carrying the West Nile virus was found near Kidsgrove and AYSO fields on Tuesday.

It was the eighth mosquito found in the valley to carry the virus this year.
Borough manager John Bickhart was informed of the discovery by the Snyder County West Nile program office.

In a statement, Bickhart ensured that more testing would be done.
Humans who contract the virus may suffer from an infection that results in inflammation of the brain.

October is the month when the mosquitoes are most active, especially during dawn and dusk.

According to Pennsylvania's West Nile Virus Surveillance program, this is the 497th mosquito found to carry West Nile in the state. Two were found in Snyder County.

Residents of Selinsgrove as well as Susquehanna students are advised to take precautions by wearing insect repellent, socks, pants, long-sleeved shirts and shoes when visiting Kidsgrove or the Sassafras Fields Complex.

Charlie's to show 'Indiana Jones'

Tonight, Charlie's Coffeehouse will show "Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull" at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

The movie will also be shown Wednesday night at 9 p.m.


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