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West Nile in Martinez; fogging launched in multiple areas

Larvae of Culex Mosquitoes. As seen here, larvae make dense groups in standing water. (JAMES GATHANY, CDC / On File)

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – West Nile virus has been found in a group of mosquitoes north of Marina Vista near Fairmont Road, and in a sentinel chicken near Escobar and Pine streets in Martinez, said Deborah Bass, public affairs manager for the Contra Costa Mosquito ...

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There’s no excuse for these moms

The "No Excuse Moms" group at Martinez Athletic Club. (COURTESY / On File)

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Everyone knows that being a mom is tough. Finding time to balance kids, a household and work is difficult. Often times, moms end up making their health the lowest of their priorities. Some moms are too busy to eat healthy. Other moms struggle with finding a gym ...

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Take precautions to avoid ticks and Lyme disease

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MAYO CLINIC Q&A Tribune Content Agency DEAR MAYO CLINIC: In the summer, my kids play outdoors most of the day, and we’ve found ticks on their clothing. Is Lyme disease something I should be worried about? What are the early symptoms? Does bug spray keep ticks away? ANSWER: Lyme disease ...

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