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CITY OF POTH is currently accepting applications for the position of Utility Worker through May 6, 2016. Must be able to stand and walk for most of the day, operate heavy equipment. Outdoor work required all year-round, High School Diploma or equivalent, Valid Texas Driver’s License, Class D Waste Water/Water a plus. Pre-employment physical and drug test is required if a tentative offer of employment is made. Applications available at Poth City Hall, 200 N. Carroll St. Poth, TX and at cityofpoth.org, benefit package, EOE.
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Tips to reduce exposure to West Nile virus




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The Texas Department of State Health Services is urging people to take precautions to reduce the risk of contracting West Nile virus, a mosquito-borne illness. People should use insect repellent when outdoors and avoid going outside at dusk and dawn.

There has been a higher-than-usual number of human West Nile cases in Texas this year due to the warm winter and recent rains, particularly in the North Texas region. Statewide, there have been 111 human West Nile virus cases and one death reported to the Department of State Health Services as of July 27. Of those, 71 were West Nile neuroinvasive disease cases, and 40 were West Nile fever cases. Approximately 80 percent of the cases reside in Dallas, Collin, Tarrant, and Denton counties.

Humans can contract West Nile virus from a mosquito bite. Infected mosquitoes get the virus from feeding on infected birds and mammals. The virus can cause serious illness or death. West Nile neuroinvasive disease symptoms include stiff neck, visual problems, body tremors, mental confusion, memory loss, and seizures. The milder form of the illness is West Nile fever. Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle and bone aches, nausea, and drowsiness.

People with the milder form of illness typically recover on their own, although symptoms may last for several weeks. Up to 80 percent of people infected with West Nile virus will have no symptoms and will recover on their own.

There are no medications to treat or vaccines to prevent West Nile virus infection. People over 50 years old and those with compromised immune systems are at a higher risk of becoming seriously ill when they become infected with the virus. If people have symptoms that cause them concern, they should contact their health-care provider.

To reduce exposure to West Nile virus:

•Use an approved insect repellent every time you go outside and follow the instructions on the label. Approved repellents are those that contain DEET, picaridin, or oil of lemon eucalyptus.

•Regularly drain standing water, including water that collects in empty cans, tires, buckets, clogged rain gutters, and saucers under potted plants. Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water.

•Wear long sleeves and pants at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active.

•Use air conditioning or make sure there are screens on all doors and windows to keep mosquitoes from entering the home.
 

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