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12A Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010 " Feather River Bulletin O O I| Caring for the of Plumas County Senior Meals & Transportation • Environmental Health Immunizations • TB Testing • WIC Evaluations Blood Pressure Checks • AIDS/HIV Testing & Services Tobacco Use Reduction • Pregnancy & Child Health Information Plumas County Public Health Agency 283-8337 or 800-801-6330 270 County Hospital Rd. • Quincy Outreach Clinics in Greenville, Chester and Portela Troy C. Van Pelt, D.D.S. Family Dentistry Providing gentle care to people of all ages Traci Rick, R.D.H. Elisabeth Bostrom, R.D.H. Reserve your appointment now! 283-9988 279 Mare St., Qumcy "~i~"f .wE -E~,'$ ",,: /'~ ~Ik Fri 8:30am-2pm :/~.! I I If you would like to advertise on this page, contact your advertising representative today! Portola Alesha or Michael Quincy Karen, Kay or Sherri If you advertise on this page and would like to submit a story, contact Sherri at 283-0800. QUINCY DRUG STORE PORTOLA VILLAGE PtIARMACY • Computer-linked to better provide customers prescription needs • Two convenient locations to pick up your medications. • Both stores are HSA/FSA card compliant and accept most insurance plans Our friendly staff looks forward to taking care of you! 283-0480 493 W. Main St,. Quincy Hours: M-F: 9-6 • Sat. 9-1 Family Dentistry Periodontics Oral Implantology Periodontal Prosthesis Michael W. Herndon, D.D.S Amsterdam Fellow 431 W. Main Street • Quincy CA 95971 530-283-1119 FAX: 530-283-2319 800 Declaration Drive, Suite 102 • Chico CA 95973 530-893-8327 PLUMAS PHYSICAL THERAPY Kory Felker, M.P,T. Orthopedic Manual Therapy Sports & Aquatic Therapy Home Health. Cardiac Rehabilitation Most Insurances Accepted 530-283-2202 530,283-2204 (FAX) What is West Nile Virus? West Nile virus is a virus carried by mosquitoes. West Nile virus can cause serious illness in humans. Where did it come from? The virus has been found in the Middle East, Africa, and West Asia since the 19320s. West Nile virus was first found in the United States in 1999. West Nile first appeared in California in 2003, and is here to stay. It is a seasonal disease that flares up in the summer and continues into the fall. In some parts of California, people can be infected with West Nile virus year-round. How does infection occur? You can get West Nile virus if an infected mosquito bites you. People over age 50 are more likely to become very sick or die if they get infected by West Nile virus. In 2004, over 70 percent of the West Nile virus fatalities were in people over the age of 50. Most people are bitten doing everyday activities around their own home like gardening, sitting outside, and bar- bequing. Keeping mosquitoes from biting you reduces your risk of getting the virus. Symptoms of West Nile Virus The symptoms of the virus usually will appear 3 to 14 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito. Most people with West Nile virus will not have any symptoms. However, older people or the immune- compromised, such as those on cancer chemotherapy, are more likely to get the virus. Common symptoms of West Nile virus include fever, headache, body aches, and sometimes skin rashes or swollen lymph nodes. These symptoms may last a few days, but there are reports of prolonged fatigue'and muscle weakness. Serious symptoms include headache, high fever, neck stiffness, disorientation, coma, tremors, muscle weakness, loss of vision, convulsions, numbness, and paralysis. These symptoms may last several weeks and can cause permanent nervous system damage. Seek medical attention right away if you have any of these symptoms. West Nile virus infection can sometimes be fatal. There is no specific treatment for the virus infection and there is no human vaccine. Do not take a chance. While the risk of getting the virus from a mosquito bite is small, it is easy to protect yourself from infection. Practice the Three "Ds" To help protect yourself and others from West Nile virus, use repellents that contain DEET, Picaridin, or oil of lemon eucalyptus before going outdoors. Fix or replace missing or torn DOOR 'and window screens to keep mosquitoes out of your home. Offer to help neighbors fix their screens. DRAIN standing water in and around your yard so mosquitoes will not have a place to lay their eggs. Change water in pet dishes, birdbaths, plants, and flower containers weekly. Keep gutters free from leaves and debris. Help others in your neighborhood to "mosquito proof" their yards, too! Help Your Community! You can help your communi fight West Nile virus. Report dead birds by calling the California West Nile Virus Dead Bird Hotline at 1-877-WNV-BIRD or report online at www.westnile.ca.gov. Michael W• Bm ox L, D•I)•S, General Dentistry Route 89 • Graeagle FAMILY DENTAL CARE 5ruce H. Lee, D.D.S. Family Dentistry All phasesof General Dentistry including Orthodontics • Crowns & Bridges • Partials/Dentures Extractions • Cosmetic Dentistry • Bleaching Periodontics • Root Canals • Dental implants to anchor loose dentures or replace missing teeth Now Accepting New Patients 181 S. Gulling St., Portola 530-832-4461 • Fax 530-832-4409 "Providing personalized care since 1990" * Manual Therapy . Sports Medicine * Neck/Back Care • Cardiac Rehabilitation • Orthopedics Most insurances accepted - including Blue Cross and Blue Shield Portola 832-1701 Quincy 283-0311 296 West Sierra Ave., Portola General and Family Dentistry • Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry • Crowns and Bridges • Emergencies (please call) • Nitrous Oxide $99 New Patient Special (,293 value) Routine cleaning, necessary x-rays, complete diagnosis/exam Most insurance accepted Care Credit Plan (call for details) • Derry L. Hildebrand, DDS * Over 30 years of experience Gregory Sawyer, DDS Family Dentistry, Orthodontics & Certified invisalign Provider (530) 283-2811 2034 East Main Street Quincy, CA 95971 (across from Polka Dot, East Quincy) OPEN MON - FRI 8:30am - 4;30pm Evening appointments available 0% financing available - O.A,C. SIERRA FAMILY DENTISTRY, INC. pat&nts welcomed "-'. i.. ..' . STEWART A. GATELY, D.D.S. FAMILY, GENERAL COSMETIC DENTISTRY * TMJ TREATMENT ADULT & CHILD ORTHODONTICS • TEETH WHITENING ORTHOPEDIC APPLIANCES TO CORRECT BITE PROBLEMS IMPLANTS TO STABILIZE LOOSE DENTURES & PARTIALS PREVENTATIVE TREATMENT PROMOTING HEALTHY GUMS ORAL SURGERY • CONSCIOUS SEDATION Most major insurance plans accepted • Payment plans available 352 Lawrence Street Phone: (530) 283-3947 Quincy, CA 95971 Fax: (530) 283-2126 Serving Plumas Co. for 19+ years