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West Nile Virus

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  • California saw record number of West Nile deaths in 2014

    California saw a record number of deaths from the West Nile virus last year, and the state's drought may have contributed to the spike in infections, according to health officials.
  • California drought leads to increase in West Nile virus cases

    California drought leads to increase in West Nile virus cases
    The California drought could be responsible for another frightening trend: increased West Nile virus activity. California public health officials said there were 801 cases of reported West Nile virus last year. The drought may be to blame, due to...

    Are viruses on the rise or does it just seem that way? Yes and yes

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. The man wasn't any sicker at first than many of the other patients who arrive at University of Kansas Hospital, infectious disease specialist Dana Hawkinson recalls. But he went downhill fast. Fever spiking, kidneys failing, breath so...

    Huntington Beach's top stories of 2014: asbestos, coyotes and changes at City Hall

    Huntington Beach's top stories of 2014: asbestos, coyotes and changes at City Hall
    From the Ocean View School District's asbestos problems to the groundbreaking of a long-awaited senior center, the past year has been a busy one for Huntington Beach. Here are the Independent's top 10 news stories from the Huntington area in 2014: *...

    San Diego County records its first West Nile virus death since 2007

    San Diego County records its first West Nile virus death since 2007
    A 78-year-old man in La Mesa has died of West Nile virus as the state continues to suffer its worst outbreak of the mosquito-spread brain infection in nearly a decade. The death was the first in San Diego County from West Nile virus since 2007, health...