| Aug 17, 2014
| 5:47 PM
"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...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 3:45 PM
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...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 10:15 PM
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...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 7:00 AM
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...
| 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...