Mildura Weekly : Friday January 13 Vol 11 No 10
6 NEWS MILDURA WEEKLY FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2017 Be vigilant about Ross River: GP A MILDURA doctor, who has had Ross River virus, says it’s impor- tant people stay vigilant and protect themselves from mosquitos this summer. Ontario Medical Clinic general practi- tioner Dr Phillip Web- ster said it had taken a three-month regime of taking anti-inflam- matories to relieve the symptoms of Ross River fever. “Patients can present with flu-like symptoms, mus- cle and body aches, fatigue, fever, and a rash can also develop on the body, and painful and swelling joints is also common,” he said. With one confirmed case reported in Mildura in the first week of January, Dr Webster said the virus can be most present in February. “This year especially with the wet winter and spring and floods makes it the perfect breeding conditions for mosquitoes,” he said. With no cure or vaccine to the virus, Dr Webster said it is important for people to be smart when out- doors, particularly at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most present. “There’s no specific therapy to target the virus which is why prevention is all the more important, be aware of mosquitoes particularly at dawn and dusk, cover up and wear repellent,” he said. “The older you are the more it could affect you, it’s not a trivial disease and can be serious so we need to treat it seriously.” WORKS have now commenced on Mil- dura Rural City Council’s $1.4million Mildura Recreation Reserve Redevelop- ment. The sight of heavy machinery and ripped-up turf has greeted locals driv- ing past Number One and Number Two ovals this week. Currently taking place is the level- ling of the playing surface and the relo- cation of the cricket pitch table for oval Number Two. Also pencilled in for the redevelop- ment is the construction of three new netball courts and associated lighting, upgrades to the reserve’s irrigation sys- tem and a new car park. These projects follow the recent de- molition of the youth centre building, which will make way for the new net- ball court. The redevelopments were set to be- gin in late 2016, but had been pushed back. Sporting clubs that call City Oval home have been affected by the works – none more so than Mildura East Cricket Club. No matches were scheduled at City Oval for the 2016/17 Sunraysia Cricket Association season. Club captain and coach, Brad Thomas, expressed his frustration at the delays, while also saying he was looking forward to the new surface be- ing completed. “We were training away before Christmas and the works hadn’t start- ed, and we wondered what was hap- pening,” Mr Thomas said. “Possibly we could have played all home games before Christmas and all away games afterwards to make it even, but really it’s just how it all falls. “Obviously the club has missed out financially not being able to have the bar open during afternoons and eve- nings, but there isn’t much we can do about it. “It will be great though to have the playing surface up and running for cricket and football. The new irrigation should keep it in great shape for the fu- ture.” Redevelopments are scheduled to be completed before the commence- ment of the 2017 Sunraysia Football and Netball League season, starting Easter. City Oval is set to host Mildura and Merbein on Easter Saturday (April 15). Surface works under way By Mitch Rodd firstname.lastname@example.org @MilduraWeekly @MilduraWeekly 46-48 Lemon Avenue, Mildura PO Box 5050, Mildura 3502 Ph (03) 5022 8719 James: 0474 970 794 www.absgroundworks.com email@example.com Go for bitumen... all weather surface! ARE YOU FED UP WITH LOSING YOUR DRIVEWAY? All types of earthworks and roadworks undertaken Groundworks Sub Base Road Base Stablising Asphalt 2 Coat Seal Road Dressing Patching Dry Chipping Works undertaken Factories Acreage Commercial and Private Properties Roads Carparks Farms ABN 72 168 345 640 CONTACT JAMES NOW ON 0474 970 794 firstname.lastname@example.org for a FREE no obligation quote. ELIMINATE PROBLEMS WITH YOUR DRIVEWAY Rutting Washouts Bogging Pot holes Dust Go for bitumen... all weather surface! ARE YOU FED UP WITH LOSING YOUR DRIVEWAY?
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