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West Nile Virus

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Top West Nile Virus Articles

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  • Bird in Kane County tests positive for West Nile

    Bird in Kane County tests positive for West Nile
    A crow in Campton Township has tested positive for West Nile virus, Kane County health officials said Thursday. The bird was found in the township on May 30, according to Dan Eder, spokesman for the Kane County Health Department. This is the county's...
  • West Nile virus reported in Northbrook

    West Nile virus reported in Northbrook
    The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District has detected the first West Nile virus infected mosquito pools in Northbrook this year. Officials recently announced that two pools inspected by the district's scientists on June 18 tested positive for West...
  • Disease On The Wings Of Climate Change

    Disease On The Wings Of Climate Change
    Asian tiger mosquitoes were identified for the first time in Fairfield County last summer. This should raise your eyebrows because the Asian tiger mosquito, one of the world's most invasive species, can spread a terribly debilitating disease,...
  • Mega Millions recipe: longer odds, bigger pots and fewer winners

    Mega Millions recipe: longer odds, bigger pots and fewer winners
    There's at least $400 million on the line in Friday night's Mega Millions lottery drawing, which has produced the usual heavy breathing over the prospect of big money. But Andre Evangelista's chances — and yours — of winning are worse than...
  • Don't panic over West Nile Virus

    http://www.kidsdr.com Watching the late news last week, I discovered that I live in the zip code with the highest number of cases of West Nile Virus in the country, and sadly, two deaths. At the same time, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...
  • Protect your family from West Nile Virus this summer

    http://www.kidsdr.com Summer has arrived and the bugs are already coming out in full force, including mosquitoes. In Texas, where temperatures are higher than in many areas, I'm already seeing lots of mosquito bites. Parents are more anxious than usual...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Protect your family from West Nile Virus this summer

    http://www.kidsdr.com Bugs are out in full force this summer, including lots of mosquitoes. In Texas, where temperatures are higher than in many areas, I'm seeing lots of mosquito bites. Parents are more anxious than usual due to the risk of West Nile...
  • Bugs are still biting, so take precautions

    http://www.kidsdr.com Despite temperatures above 100 degrees in some states during these final weeks of summer, biting insects are thriving. I see at least 2-3 patients a day who've been bitten by "some bug," mostly by mosquitoes. I have been...
  • Valentine's Day is for the birds

    Do your sweetheart a favor on Friday: Take the day off and spend some time cuddling up outside in the cold, or in the warmth of a kitchen with a nice cup of coffee while you check out your trees, shrubs, clotheslines, backyard bird feeder or all of the...
  • One Health Commission all about the human-animal bond

    Dr. Roger Mahr, then president of the American Veterinary Medical Association, and Dr. Ronald Davis, late president of the American Medical Association, launched the One Health Initiative in 2007. "We formalized and expanded upon what many in the medical...
  • Mysterious polio-like illnesses reported in some California children

    Mysterious polio-like illnesses reported in some California children
    A small number of children in California have come down with polio-like illnesses since 2012--suffering paralysis in one or more limbs and other symptoms--and physicians and public health officials do not yet know why. A virus may play a role, said Dr....