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West Nile Virus

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  • Prevent mosquito bites to avoid West Nile virus

    The mosquito-borne West Nile virus has made its usual seasonal appearance across the United States. Mosquitoes in Virginia have tested positive for the disease, and the state Health Department reported two cases in adults in northwestern and...
  • Second case of West Nile diagnosed in Maryland

    Second case of West Nile diagnosed in Maryland
    A second person in Maryland has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus this year, according to state health officials. The state doesn't identify victims of the disease, but said the diagnosis was in the Washington suburbs, according to the Department of...
  • Swine flu cases found in Maryland

    Swine flu cases found in Maryland
    Six Queen Anne's County residents have been diagnosed with a strain of swine flu that has been infecting people across the country, including many who have been attending state and local agricultural fairs, according to state health officials. There have...
  • Exclusive: No cases of West Nile virus in Hampton Roads

    <span style=color:#ff0000><b>Exclusive: </b></span>No cases of West Nile virus in Hampton Roads
    While Virginia reported its first two cases of West Nile virus late this week, and infected mosquitoes have been detected in the region, Hampton Roads has not recorded a case affecting people in several years. Larry Hill, public information officer for...
  • West Nile blamed in death of Lombard village president

    West Nile blamed in death of Lombard village president
    William J. “Bill” Mueller, Lombard’s village president, died Saturday of complications from West Nile Virus, leaving a vacuum in the post he’d held in the west suburban town for nearly two decades. Mueller, 76, previously had been...
  • Drought brings 'banner year' for West Nile, fears of widespread outbreak

    Drought brings 'banner year' for West Nile, fears of widespread outbreak
    The mosquito responsible for the West Nile virus flourished during the summer's record heat and drought. Now, officials are concerned about emerging signs that a widespread outbreak may be on the horizon in Illinois. Updated figures from the state...
  • Mosquitoes!

    Mosquitoes!
    When you go into a story about supposedly bog-loving bugs like mosquitoes during a summer marked by drought, you'd expect the risk of bug-born virus to be low, right? Well, that wasn't what the numbers were saying. The mosquitoes may appear mild this...
  • San Fernando Valley roundup: North Hollywood girls found, Second Studio City resident has West Nile

    San Fernando Valley roundup: North Hollywood girls found, Second Studio City resident has West Nile
    Good morning, readers. Today is Saturday, August 25 and here are some of the latest stories from around the Web. Two North Hollywood girls reported missing Thursday were found Friday, reports the L.A. Times. They were unharmed and apparently ran away...
  • Mosquitoes: To reduce pesky biters, keep containers empty of water and use Mosquito Dunks

    Mosquitoes: To reduce pesky biters, keep containers empty of water and use Mosquito Dunks
    The increase in West Nile virus cases this summer has everyone talking about mosquito control. Some of the most effective ways to reduce mosquito populations involve taking simple actions that prevent mosquitoes from breeding. “Mosquitoes can breed...
  • Maryland reports first West Nile virus death

    Maryland reports first West Nile virus death
    Maryland health officials are reporting the state's first death from the West Nile virus. State health department spokeswoman Dori Henry said Thursday that the department is not releasing any details on the death. Maryland has had 13 cases of West...
  • Maryland keeps eye on West Nile Virus

    Maryland keeps eye on West Nile Virus
    Baltimore, Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties are getting sprayed for mosquitoes and health officials are warning residents to take precautions as the nation copes with the worst season of West Nile Virus since the disease was discovered in the...