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West Nile Virus

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Top West Nile Virus Articles

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  • 'Sentinel chickens' form a front line of defense against West Nile

    "Hi, girlfriend," Susanne Kluh said as she lifted a white leghorn chicken officially numbered "1406" out of her shaded coop. The chicken, one of eight kept in a semi-secret location in Long Beach's nearly 400-acre El Dorado Park, squirmed as Kluh...
  • Year's 1st human case of West Nile reported in Illinois

    Year's 1st human case of West Nile reported in Illinois
    The first person to be diagnosed with West Nile virus in Illinois this year has been identified as a woman in her 70s in Chicago, health officials announced today. The woman’s condition was not disclosed, but there have been no fatal cases in...
  • L.A. County's first West Nile virus cases of year reported

    L.A. County's first West Nile virus cases of year reported
    The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Thursday confirmed that two people were infected by West Nile virus in July, the county's first cases of the year. A woman in her 60s from the San Fernando Valley was hospitalized in mid-July and...
  • Hawk is second dead bird in San Diego County with West Nile virus

    Hawk is second dead bird in San Diego County with West Nile virus
    A dead hawk has become the second bird in San Diego County to test positive for West Nile virus this year, public health officials said Thursday. The announcement comes just two weeks after a 43-year-old Santee man was diagnosed as the first person in...
  • New virus spreads to Lehigh Valley

    New virus spreads to Lehigh Valley
    When the Pennsylvania Department of Health issued its first warning a little more than a month ago about a new virus with a strange name, it may not have seemed like cause for much concern. The sometimes-disabling virus, called chikungunya (pronounced...
  • Summer skin care: Could be the season of the itch

    Summer skin care: Could be the season of the itch
    As appealing as the long afternoons, soaring temperatures and time outside can be, they also signal a harsh environment that can assault the skin. This elastic, tough covering keeps our internal organs moist while keeping out microbes, insects and UV...
  • Two deaths from West Nile virus reported in Northern California

    Two deaths from West Nile virus reported in Northern California
    Two people have died of West Nile virus in Northern California -- the first reported deaths linked to the illness in the state in 2014. The deaths were reported Wednesday in Sacramento and Shasta counties, which have had multiple cases of West Nile...
  • 2 dead as O.C. West Nile outbreak grows

    2 dead as O.C. West Nile outbreak grows
    Two Orange County residents have died of West Nile virus in the past week as the county's number of human infections has grown fivefold this month and appears to be "spiraling out of control," health officials said Thursday. The county Health Care...
  • L.A. County health department confirms first West Nile death of 2014

    L.A. County health department confirms first West Nile death of 2014
    Health officials have confirmed Los Angeles County's first death from West Nile virus in 2014. On Friday, the county's Department of Public Health announced that a San Fernando Valley man had died as a result of infection with the mosquito-borne virus....
  • Communities turn green for mosquito control

    Communities turn green for mosquito control
    On a quiet residential street near downtown Hinsdale earlier this week, a white Toyota Prius pulled over and two men in khaki shorts, crisp polo shirts and black helmets climbed out. The pair unfastened hybrid mountain bikes from a rack on the car, then...
  • Mosquitoes with West Nile found in Orland Park

    Mosquitoes with West Nile found in Orland Park
    West Nile virus has been found in Orland Park, and although it's been a relatively slow year for the virus, health department officials said residents still need to take precautions. Orland Park was one of 33 communities with mosquitoes that tested...