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West Nile Virus

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  • Natural Perspectives: The saga of the condor

    At the end of the last Ice Age, California condors ranged eastward from the California coast all the way to Texas, Florida and even New York. But by 1800, the range of the condor population had shrunk considerably. The birds lived along the Pacific...
  • First reports this summer of West Nile in humans

    First reports this summer of West Nile in humans
    Two women in Cook County have been infected with the West Nile virus, the first such reports this year, according to health agencies. The two woman are both in their 60s and both are still hospitalized, according to Amy Poore, a spokesperson for the...
  • Dallas County sees 5th death from West Nile Virus; leads the nation in WNV cases

    Dallas County sees 5th death from West Nile Virus; leads the nation in WNV cases
    Dallas County now leads the nation when it comes to West Nile Virus cases and the number of deaths. Five deaths now reported is a record. The last time the county saw a number close to that was in 2006 when there were four deaths. "We anticipate more...
  • The Mysterious Plum Island Might Soon Be Up For Sale

    The Mysterious Plum Island Might Soon Be Up For Sale
    The very name "Plum Island" sends shivers down the spines of conspiracy theorists. Some insist federal researchers on this small slab of land in Long Island Sound are hiding alien bodies; that Nazi scientists helped develop biological weapons there;...
  • City takes precautions against West Nile Virus

    City takes precautions against West Nile Virus
    As temperatures continue to blaze on and mosquitoes become more prevalent, the Chicago Department of Public Health is continuing to take action against West Nile Virus with a spraying to kill adult mosquitoes in several communities throughout the city and...
  • State Reports First West Nile Virus Death of 2012

    An elderly woman in Kern County is the first person to die from West Nile Virus this year in California. She was 88 years old, but her name is not being released at this time. So far in 2012, ten human cases in five counties, including one in San Joaquin...
  • Skokie woman hospitalized with West Nile

    Skokie woman hospitalized with West Nile
    A 76-year-old Skokie woman has been hospitalized in what village officials are calling the first confirmed human case of West Nile Virus in the village this year.   Village officials were cautious to protect the woman’s privacy, but the village&...
  • Six cases of West Nile confirmed in Cook County

    Six cases of West Nile confirmed in Cook County
    The number of reported cases of humans with West Nile Virus in Illinois increased over the past week from two to six, and all instances were found in Cook County, officials said today. The Illinois Department of Public Health updates its records of human...
  • Yolo County Sees Increase in West Nile Activity

    Yolo County Sees Increase in West Nile Activity
    The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District says West Nile virus activity has increased in the last week. Woodland, Davis, Knights Landing and Dunnigan have seen an increase, with 29 mosquito samples testing positive for the virus. Vector...
  • Family Says West Nile Virus Killed 70-Year-Old Man

    Family Says West Nile Virus Killed 70-Year-Old Man
    A man in Central, Louisiana died after contracting the West Nile Virus. The family of 70-year-old Riley Gremillion Jr. says they've started asking for more mosquito spraying in their neighborhood. Gremillion's son says he doesn't want people to panic...
  • FAQ On West Nile Virus And Mosquitoes

    FAQ On West Nile Virus And Mosquitoes
    What You May Not Know About the West Nile Virus and Mosquitoes What is West Nile virus and where did it come from? West Nile virus was discovered in 1937 on the West Nile River in Uganda. Mosquitoes can carry the virus after they bite birds infected...