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West Nile Virus

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Top West Nile Virus Articles

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  • DuPage confirms 4th West Nile death of the year

    DuPage confirms 4th West Nile death of the year
    A fourth death attributed to the West Nile virus  has been confirmed in DuPage County, state and local officials said Thursday. Citing privacy laws, the DuPage County Health department refused to release any details on the latest death, which happened...
  • Elgin man dies of West Nile virus

    Elgin man dies of West Nile virus
    Kane County health officials announced today that a 64-year-old Elgin man with the West Nile virus died last week. The man was the only human case reported in Kane County this year, according to Kane County Health Department officials. His is the...
  • West Nile virus found in Lake County mosquitoes

    West Nile virus found in Lake County mosquitoes
    The first mosquitoes to test positive for West Nile virus in Lake County in 2012 were found recently in Mundelein, according to county health officials. Workers sampled the Mundelein mosquito pool July 6, according to a Lake County Health Department...
  • Trying to protect a rare bird on Santa Cruz Island

     
    The island scrub jay is not officially endangered but could be in peril: Biologists working in Channel Islands National Park worry that it's easy pickings for the West Nile virus, which could swiftly wipe out the species once infected mosquitoes......
  • 3 new cases of West Nile virus reported in San Bernardino County

     
    Three men in San Bernardino County have tested positive recently for West Nile virus, the county’s Department of Public Health said Wednesday. A 71-year-old in Colton, a 57-year-old in Fontana and a 65-year-old in Redlands have contracted the virus,...
  • Man who wore ninja outfit convicted of killing filmmaker's son

     
    A man accused of dressing in a black ninja outfit and killing the son of a Japanese filmmaker in a Beverly Hills carport in 2010 was convicted of murder Tuesday. In closing arguments Monday, prosecutors portrayed Scott Barker as a......
  • Two dead from West Nile virus in L.A. County this year

     
    Two people have died in Los Angeles County this year of West Nile virus, and 54 cases of the illness have been reported locally, public health officials say....
  • State's first West Nile virus case of the year reported in Santa Barbara County

     
    The California Department of Public Health on Friday confirmed the first West Nile virus infection of the year, this time in Santa Barbara County....
  • 2 new West Nile virus cases confirmed in L.A. County

     
    West Nile Virus: Two new cases of West Nile virus have been confirmed in Los Angeles County and officials are warning of an active season for mosquitoes that might carry the infection....
  • FBI-LAPD anti-gang task force closes 11 more murder investigations

     
    Gang-related killings A joint FBI-LAPD operation tasked with slashing the backlog of unsolved gang-related killings in the city's south end now totals 43 homicide arrests in nearly three months....
  • When that mosquito carries West Nile virus

     
    We've been writing about the mosquito-borne West Nile virus since 1999, when it first turned up in New York City and began sickening and killing people. It was the first West Nile outbreak ever in the U.S., and it was......