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State confirms three "presumptive" cases of West Nile virus in Baker County residents


The Oregon Health Authority and Baker County Health Department report three "presumptive" cases of West Nile virus in Baker County residents, and one such case in Malheur County.

Those are the only two counties in Oregon where people have been infected with the mosquito-borne virus this year.

The Health Authority first confirmed the virus in mosquitoes in Baker County in late July. Those mosquitoes were trapped in Keating Valley.

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Kids Keep Their Cool

Daughter’s Phone Call Helps Mom Who Had Allergic Reaction To Sting

 


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Submitted photo Elishah Thomas with her daughter, Izabella, 8, left, and her son, Ezra, 6.

By Lisa Britton

For the Baker City Herald

Elishah Thomas has been stung before, so she didn’t give it much thought when a yellow jacket nabbed her on the morning of Aug. 18.

She and her company were picking apricots at her place, about 12 miles outside of Baker City, when a wasp stung her middle finger.

“I’ve never had a problem with stings — even this summer,” she said.

To alleviate her throbbing finger, she dabbed on some Benadryl cream and then returned to picking apricots.

Not long after, she came down with a throbbing headache.

She and took some ibuprofen and went back outside to feed the horses and get her truck for a trip to town.

 

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