CDC: Diseases From Mosquitoes, Fleas, Ticks Triple Posted: May 08, 2018 2:45 PM EDT Updated: May 08, 2018 7:46 PM EDT
POWELL COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials have released new information saying the United States is not fully prepared for the increase seen in diseases spread by insects.
As the weather gets warmer, more people will be hiking the Red River Gorge. Twins Joan and Jean Cooper from North Carolina frequent the Gorge, saying that the people there treat them like family.
Despite the new information from the CDC, the twins will continue to hike and spend a lot of time outdoors. Officials said that the number of disease cases from Mosquito, Tick, and Flea bites have more than tripled in recent years and nine new germs spread by those bugs have been discovered since 2004.
"We have not had a tick on us here at Natural Bridge since probably 2006," said Joan. "We be sure to wear our bug bracelets here and here, and then we also have in our pocket to keep bees away, a Bounce sheet."
They suggest you do the same if you want to avoid joining the CDC statistics. Always use bug spray and try to leave as little skin exposed as possible. If you're hiking, the Coopers said it is important to stay on the trail.
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jameskay: im new to this ...I love the gorge ... I have heard of a place called leukeegee (spelling maybe wrong )has anyone heard of it and if so how to get to it ...
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Garmin mapping GPS map of RRG: The link on the Home Page to the Garmin GPS map file is broken. Does anyone have this file? Please contact Rich at RRRRLEWIS@GMAIL.COM Many thanks!
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Red River Darth: Anyone know how to get to Sky View Arch? seems to have little to no info
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jamiekaj: I'm new to climbing (been in the gym for about a month now) and am looking for partners to get me to the gorge and back (from Lexington) / teach me a few things. I have gear (minus a rope) and could provide pizza, gas, and beer.
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