Tick Problems Continue (La Cronica, 10/20/12 by Luz Carmina Ortiz)

MEXICALI, BC – The problem of ticks in Los Santorales is not over. Ticks and fleas in the area of Los Santorales are on the rise and the Ministry of Health has not gone to fumigate in a whole year, said residents of that area.

A journey undertaken by a reporter for La Cronica noted that there is an increase in the amount of ticks, but the Ministry of Health says that it is because the houses are very dirty. They claim that they cleaned the houses, placed creolin and chlorine, but the ticks do not die.

Residents of the area claim that after deaths about three years ago this became a focus of concern for the health sector. The problem was not eliminated since the plague ticks continue to be a problem in the community. In the journey undertaken by La Cronica reporter in the colonies of Santa Isabel, San Carlos, La Estrella and Santa Lorraine, it was confirmed that the problem of plague ticks has never disappeared.

Some residents claim the problem even increased when health personnel stopped going to fumigate there. Camelia Andrade, a resident of the Santa Isabel colony, said that even not having pets is not a guarantee of not having tick problems in households. http://www.lacronica.com/EdicionEnLinea/Notas/Noticias/20102012/632244.aspx

American Pitcher Suffers Injury (La Cronica, 10/20/12 by Juan G. Girón Flores)

MEXICALI, BC - The American pitcher of the Águilas de Mexicali, Sergio Mitre, suffered an injury to his elbow Friday evening, causing him to miss the first game of the series against the Venados de Mazatlán.

The Californian felt discomfort days before the opening on Friday and left the game in the second inning to be replaced by Santiago Gutierrez. The team Manager, David Cardenas, told La Cronica that the former major leaguer will have a review medical to determine the severity of the injury and they will then make the decision to maintain him or not. "Hopefully we reach another game. On Monday we will go to check and see what the doctor decided; to stay with (Sergio Mitre) or not, but hopefully it can be okay", he commented.

At its first opening with the Águilas, Mitre threw five innings for an unstoppable, two bases and four strikeouts, which earned him the victory before Naranjeros de Hermosillo on the opening day of the season. On Friday, in the first inning of the series with Venados of Mazatlán, the former Yankees player just released a pitch before leaving the game for discomfort in his right elbow. According to the club Manager, Sergio Mitre will have a review next Monday with the medical staff, to learn the severity of the injury. http://www.lacronica.com/EdicionEnLinea/Notas/Noticias/20102012/632203.aspx

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