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West Nile Virus

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Top West Nile Virus Articles

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  • Record Number of Mosquitoes Have West Nile

    Record Number of Mosquitoes Have West Nile
    Usually this time of year when it comes to the West Nile Virus the number of cases are declining, however that’s not the case this season. "Every week we continue to see positive mosquito samples and birds infected with the virus," said Luz Maria...
  • Bugs be gone: Mosquito spraying continues

    Bugs be gone: Mosquito spraying continues
    The cargo jet’s interior looks like a pasteurization plant, but this plane doesn’t carry milk. It’s one of a handful the U.S. Air Force uses to drop chemicals — everything from oil dispersants to insect killers — from the...
  • Amador County Confirms Year's First Human West Nile Case

    Amador County Public Health confirmed the county’s first human case of the West Nile virus Thursday. The patient was admitted to Sutter Amador Hospital and diagnosed with neuroinvasive West Nile. The person was later discharged and is recovering at...
  • Mosquitoes, bird test positive for West Nile

    Eleven mosquito samples in Burbank have tested positive for the West Nile virus, and an infected dead bird was found in Glendale, prompting local officials to renew calls for eliminating standing pools of water where the insects prefer to breed. “...
  • Mosquito counts triple in parts of Baltimore County

    Mosquito counts triple in parts of Baltimore County
    State inspectors say mosquito counts have tripled in parts of Baltimore County since heavy rains from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee hit the area. "The mosquitoes on the wing now are quite annoying," said Mike Cantwell, chief of mosquito...
  • Elderly Queens Man Recovering From West Nile

    Elderly Queens Man Recovering From West Nile
    Giuseppe Totino, 86, who is slowly recovering from the potentially deadly West Nile virus, blames his sickness on the abandoned property next to his home in Whitestone. His flu-like symptoms in August were enough for his daughter to bring him to St....
  • 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...