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The West Nile Virus is Here


Last updated 10/9/2017 at 8:23am | View PDF

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced that in late April the first confirmed illness in California this season due to West Nile virus occurred in Kings County. An illness caused by the virus was reported in Visalia in May.

“We are anticipating a significant increase in the number of WNV cases because of all the rain this year,” said Dr. Milton Teske, health officer for Kings County. “It’s a perfect combination of a lot of water and warm weather.”

He advises that it is especially important to eliminate any standing water – no matter how small an amount – where mosquitoes can breed.

Alzheimer’s Walk Invites You to Participate

The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Visalia and Tulare and Kings County residents to join the fight to End Alzheimer’s by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, October 14 at Mooney Grove Park in Visalia.

In addition to the two-mile walk, participants will learn about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment and support programs, and services from the Alzheimer’s Association. To sign up as a Team Captain, join a team or register to walk as an individual, visit act.alz.org/visalia2017.

Belle of the Ballpark Rescheduled

The Visalia Rawhide have rescheduled this annual event from Mother’s Day to Sunday, July 9. For more information or tickets call (559) 732-4433 or visit http://www.Rawhidebaseball.com


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