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[pct-l] Alert! pt II Creatures Great/Small
- Subject: [pct-l] Alert! pt II Creatures Great/Small
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Birgitte Jensen)
- Date: Sun, 13 Sep 1998 17:23:42 -0700
A population explosion of tussock moths in Sequoia and Kings Canyon
national parks has prompted the National Park Service to warn visitors
that the caterpillars of these moths can cause an itchy rash on some
people and respiratory problems in others.
Three or four visitors a day have been going to ranger stations
complaining of a contact dermatitis, says ____, parks spokeswoman. "We're
advising people to wear long sleeves", she added.
There is also a risk of respiratory problems caused by inhaling
airborn caterpillar hairs, according to the Forest Service. Park visitors
who notice respiratory problems should seek medical help immediately.
the TIMES, Sept. 13, 1998
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