DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH REPORTS FIRST HUMAN CASE OF WEST NILE VIRUS IN PENNSYLVANIA IN 2015

The Latest News from Pennsylvania’s West Nile Control Program The following news release has been added to the PA West Nile Control Program Website: 7/30/2015 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH REPORTS FIRST HUMAN CASE OF WEST NILE VIRUS IN PENNSYLVANIA IN 2015   Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania’s first probable human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) infection…

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***Rabies Alert*** Erie County Fox Tests Positive for Rabies

July 16, 2015                                                             ***Rabies Alert*** Erie County Fox Tests Positive for Rabies   Location – Turnpike Road, Corry, Erie County   Summary – A group of boys were fishing at a pond on Turnpike Road just northwest of the city of Corry.  Around 6:30 in the evening they noticed a fox walking up a…

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HUNTERS CAN HELP PROTECT AGAINST AVIAN INFLUENZA

HUNTERS CAN HELP PROTECT AGAINST AVIAN INFLUENZA Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Game Commission stress need for awareness.   While Pennsylvania has not yet been impacted by the high path avian influenza (HPAI), state officials continue emphasizing the need for vigilance against the deadly poultry disease. Officials from the state Department of Agriculture and the Game…

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NEWS RELEASE — HIGHLIGHTS FROM TODAY’S COMMISSIONERS MEETING

PENNSYLVANIA UPS PENALTY FOR KILLING EAGLES In addition to fines, replacement costs for killing eagles raised to $2,500.   Those who kill golden and bald eagles will face stiffer penalties under Pennsylvania law. The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today gave final approval to a measure that increases to $2,500 the replacement costs for killing…

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