Hunter from INDIANA is fifth victim of BEAR attack in GREATER YELLOWSTONE this year ~ Videographer captures WOLF PACK attacking BLACK BEAR in WYOMING ~ FLORIDA now reporting 18 DENGUE cases ~ EEE & WNV reports from CA, CO, IL, ME, MA, MI, MT, NH, NJ, NY, NC, PA, TX, VT, & VAx2 ~ RABIES reports from GA, ID, IL, KS, TXx2, & VA.

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Wyoming 09/14/13 jhnewsandguide.com: by Emma Breysse – A grizzly bear mauled a hunter from Lafayette, Ind., on Thursday in the Teton Wilderness. David Goodrich, 50, suffered a broken femur and puncture wounds to the abdomen in the attack, said Teton County Undersheriff Bob Gilliam. Karen Connelly, spokeswoman for St. John’s Medical Center, said he nevertheless was listed in good condition. Goodrich’s companion and hunting guide called in the attack at about 9 a.m., and Teton County Search and Rescue team members flew into the area on the Teton Interagency helicopter to retrieve the two men, according to the Search and Rescue mission report.

335_Teton_Wild_lgSearch and Rescue reports give the following narrative. Goodrich and his guide were hunting in the Wolverine Creek area when a grizzly came out of the brush onto the trail. One or both of the men started running, and the bear gave chase, catching Goodrich, who broke his leg trying to escape. The abdominal punctures were attributed to bear bites. As the bear attacked Goodrich, the guide shot at it four times, causing it to run away. The bear was gone by the time rescuers arrived. Search and Rescue volunteers flew Goodrich to Flagg Ranch on the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway, where a national park ambulance took him to St. John’s Medical Center. The guide was not injured during the incident.

hope_lake_WYgame&fishRepresentatives of the U.S. Forest Service and Wyoming Game and Fish Department refused to release more details either of the incident or of the fate of the bear because the matter is “under investigation,” officials said. Both agencies did confirm a human injury due to grizzly attack. Thursday’s incident is the fifth bear attack reported in the Greater Yellowstone area this year. – For complete article see http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=10281

wolf & bear.sciencefield notebooks. wikispaces.Wyoming 09/13/13 outdoorlife.com: Though they certainly have been documented, instances of bear versus wolf encounters seem exceptional. To actually capture the face-off on video is rarer still. Although the videographer believes he is taping a grizzly/wolf pack attack in the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, it’s most certainly a black bear—a black bear that wants no part of these wolves. See video at http://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/newshound/2013/09/wolves-attack-black-bear-wyoming

Dengue Fever:

dengue-fever-reaches-floridaFlorida 09/12/13 FL Dept of Health: Officials today confirmed three additional cases of dengue fever, bringing the total to 18 locally acquired cases in the Rio and Jensen Beach area. Of the cases, 11 are Martin County residents, two non-Florida residents, one Palm Beach resident and four St. Lucie residents who visited Martin County. – See http://www.martincountyhealth.com/Documents/2013PressReleases/DengueSurvey9-12-2013Final.pdf

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) & West Nile Virus (WNV):

Tulare_County.CACalifornia 09/13/13 Tulare County: Officials have confirmed two human cases of WNV in the past ten days. Both patients were hospitalized. – See http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2013/09/13/3220232/2-hospitalized-with-west-nile.html

Adams_County.COColorado 09/12/13 Adams County: Tri-County Health officials have confirmed a 53-year-old county resident died on August 27th of WNV. This is the first WNV-related death in the metro-Denver area this year. – See http://www.ourcoloradonews.com/thornton/news/adams-county-resident-dies-of-west-nile-virus/article_dc9f80cb-5f7c-5aba-af79-141eed75e3c2.html

Logan_County.ILIllinois 09/14/13 Logan County: State public health officials have confirmed the first WNV-related fatality in the state this year is an elderly male resident of the county who died in mid-August. – See http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/09/13/4311368/1st-west-nile-virus-death-reported.html#.UjUniz_nC5c

OxfordCty.MEMaine 09/11/13 Oxford County: State officials have confirmed that a horse stabled in the county was euthanized last week after contracting EEE. – See http://www.sunjournal.com/news/oxford-hills/2013/09/12/oxford-county-horse-put-down-eee-virus/1421983

suffolk cty MAMassachusetts 09/13/13 Suffolk County: Officials have confirmed that a Boston-area woman is the third human case of WNV in the state this summer. Health officials said in August that a Norfolk County man in his 30s and a Plymouth County man in his 70s had the illness. – See http://www.sacbee.com/2013/09/13/5734212/3rd-case-of-west-nile-virus-case.html

Van_Buren_County.MIMichigan 09/13/13 Van Buren County: Officials have confirmed that a horse stabled in Paw Paw has died after contracting EEE. – See http://wwmt.com/template/cgi-bin/archived.pl?type=basic&file=/shared/news/features/top-stories/stories/archive/2013/08/6N5BQhCv.xml#.UjPTvj_nC5c

MT_dphhs_logoMontana 09/05/13 MT Dept of Health: A female resident of Yellowstone County has tested positive for WNV at a Billings hospital. This is the first human case of WNV in the state this year. – See http://www.dphhs.mt.gov/newsevents/newsreleases2013/september/westnile.shtml

Rockingham_County_NHNew Hampshire 09/12/13 NH Dept of Health: Officials have confirmed a horse stabled in Derry, a town in Rockingham County, has tested positive for EEE. – See http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/media/pr/2013/09-sept/09122013eee.htm

19New Jersey 09/03/13 NJ Dept of Health: Officials have confirmed that two New Jersey residents have died of complications related to WNV. A 78-year-old Gloucester County woman developed fever, blurred vision, weakness and diarrhea in mid-August, was hospitalized and died on August 24. A 92-year-old man from Morris County developed fever and muscle weakness in mid-August, was admitted to the hospital with encephalitis (swelling of the brain) and died on August 31. Six New Jersey residents have tested positive for WNV: One each in Bergen, Burlington, Gloucester and Morris counties and two in Camden County. All counties except Cumberland and Salem have detected WNV activity in mosquitoes. – See http://www.state.nj.us/health/news/2013/approved/20130903b.html

ChautauquaCty_NYNew York 09/13/13 Chautauqua County: Officials have confirmed the first state and county case ever of EEE in a privately owned horse in the town of Kiantone. – See http://post-journal.com/page/content.detail/id/628160/Horse-Succumbs-To-EEE-In-Kiantone.html?nav=5192

penderCty.NCNorth Carolina 09/13/13 Pender County: Officials have confirmed three horses stabled  in the county have died from EEE. – See http://www.wwaytv3.com/2013/09/13/three-horses-dead-from-eee-pender-county

bucks cty PAPennsylvania 09/13/13 Bucks County: Officials have confirmed the first WNV-related fatality in the state this year. The death of a male resident of Bucks County was reported today. There are six other human cases of WNV reported in the state including Delaware (2), York (2) and Montgomery (1) counties, and Philadelphia (1). – See http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/state/pennsylvania-reports-frist-west-nile-virus-death-of-2013-703235/

dallas cty TXTexas 09/10/13 Dallas County: Health officials have confirmed that an Oak Cliff resident with WNV has died. The patient lived in ZIP code 75224 and was diagnosed with the neuro-invasive form of the virus. This is the first WNV-related fatality in the county this year. – See http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/health/Dallas-County-Reports-First-West-Nile-Virus-Death-223193051.html

Franklin_County.VTVermont 09/09/13 VT Agency of Agriculture: Officials have confirmed that a second horse stabled in Franklin County has tested positive for EEE. The earlier incident was at a separate property. – See http://agriculture.vermont.gov/news/pr_franklin_county_horses_test_positive_eastern_equine_encephalitis

Russell_County.VAVirginia 09/12/13 VA Dept of Agriculture: Officials have confirmed a horse stabled in Russell County has tested positive for WNV. The horse was vaccinated for the virus just two weeks prior to becoming ill, but it had recently moved from another state and may have been exposed to the virus prior to arriving in Virginia. – See http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/news/releases-b/091213wnv.shtml

prince_george_county_virginiaVirginia 09/09/13 VA Dept of Agriculture: Officials have confirmed a seven-year-old Paint gelding stabled in Disputanta in Prince George County tested positive for EEE and has been euthanized. The horse moved from Mississippi three months ago but the virus was contracted in Virginia. – See http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/news/releases-b/090913eee.shtml

Rabies:

bats8773400gGeorgia 09/13/13 Chattahoochee County: A bat allegedly being played with by a little girl when it was found at Fort Benning has tested positive for rabies. – See http://www.wtvm.com/story/23417585/community-concerned-after-rabid-bat-found-at-ft-benning

batnewscientist884909Idaho 09/12/13 ID North Central District Public Health: Officials have confirmed another bat found in Idaho County has tested positive for rabies. This is the 4th rabid bat in the district, the 3rd in the county, and the 21st in the state reported this year. – See http://www.idahopublichealth.com/files/media-releases/2013/2013-09-12-Rabid-Bats-Idaho-County.pdf

bat49948567fIllinois 09/12/13 Cook County: A bat found near 123rd and Fox Lane in Palos Park has tested positive for rabies. – See http://palos.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/rabid-bat-found-in-palos-park

puppy.rabiesKansas 09/13/13 Butler County: A puppy owned by a family living near El Dorado has tested positive for rabies. The family said the blue heeler puppy came from another area and they were told the litter was sprayed by a skunk but had not been in contact with it. – See http://www.kwch.com/news/news-adk-kwch-rabid-puppy-discovered-in-butler-county-20130912,0,137940.story

batTexas 09/12/13 Smith County: A bat found near the 7100 block of Cherryhill Drive in Tyler has tested positive for rabies. – See http://www.tylerpaper.com/TP-News+Local/185770/bat-tested-positive-for-rabies-is-first-case-this-year#.UjFgAj_nC5c

Texas 09/11/13 Taylor and Jones counties: A skunk found off Hartford Street in the Elm Creek area on the southwest side of Abilene has tested positive for rabies. This is the fourth rabid skunk found in the city this year. – See http://www.reporternews.com/news/2013/sep/11/fourth-rabies-case-confirmed-on-abilene-side/

Skunk99868d89Virginia 09/13/13 Williamsburg: A skunk found in the vicinity of Eaglescliffe Drive of the Ford’s Colony subdivision has tested positive for rabies. See http://www.wavy.com/news/local/skunk-tests-positive-for-rabies

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