| Aug 9, 2014
| 7:08 PM
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...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 2:30 PM
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...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 3:11 PM
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...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 7:29 PM
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...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 1:16 PM
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....
| Aug 22, 2014
| 8:39 PM
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...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 1:38 PM
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...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 9:21 PM
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...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 9:08 PM
The number of West Nile virus cases is continuing to explode throughout the state, with more than 350 people infected; more than a third are in Orange County.
Earlier this month, the California Department of Public Health said the proportion of...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:27 PM
While the presence of the West Nile virus appears relatively low in DuPage County, health officials said residents shouldn't get complacent.
A fairly cool and wet summer has helped keep away the type of mosquitoes that carry the virus. Typically, they...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 4:30 PM
State health officials are urging Marylanders to be wary of mosquito-borne diseases like West Nile virus and, now, the dengue-like virus chikungunya — raising concerns after it was reported in a Florida man Thursday.
The chikungunya case is...