Afternoon News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on October 5, 2020
The Department of environmental conservation is asking hunters to watch for deer that may have EHD. Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease is effecting deer across New York state and at least 750 deer have been found dead from the disease. It is spread by bites from a small fly and humans cannot catch it. Symptoms include swelling of neck, tongue eyelids and head. Deer may appear lame or dehydrated and many deer with this disease will seek out water and die near water sources. If you see any deer that may have this disease call the DEC.
The border between Canada and the US remains closed but there may be some wiggle room for people wanting to cross. The Canadian minister of immigration Marco Mendicino tweeted Friday that a process will be created to allow extended family of Canadians to enter the country. This will “include people in an exclusive, long-term dating relationship and their dependent children; as well as adult children, grandchildren, siblings and grandparents,” said Mendicino. Canadian Authorities want families to be able to be together for Canadian thanksgiving on October.
The university of Rochester has a new Nobel Prize alumnus in Harvey Alter. Alter received the nobel prize for medicine for his work with 2 others on the discovery of Hepatitis c. Alter graduated from U of R in 56 with his bachelors degree and again in 60 with his MD.
Gas prices are holding steady in western NY with prices not changing from 2.21 a gallon since last week in Batavia. The national average price is the same as last week as well staying at 2.19. Last year the price was 2.66.