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West Nile Virus

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  • Bald eagle deaths in Utah alarm and mystify scientists

    SALT LAKE CITY — Buz Marthaler felt the once-proud aerial predator fall limp in his arms, and the veteran animal caretaker knew he was facing a mystery unlike any in his career. Bald eagles are dying in Utah — 20 in the last few weeks...
  • State weighs regulations for research labs

    State weighs regulations for research labs
    State health officials are weighing new safeguards for research laboratories and biotechnology companies that handle potentially deadly infectious pathogens, but whether they will impose any remains uncertain because they don't know how big a threat there...
  • San Gabriel Valley officials 'very concerned' about West Nile virus

    San Gabriel Valley officials 'very concerned' about West Nile virus
    San Gabriel Valley officials are sounding the alarm on the West Nile virus after the latest case was discovered last week in a chicken flock. The infected flock was located in Claremont, and it was the latest in a series of West Nile virus cases...
  • Cicero man dies of West Nile virus

    Cicero man dies of West Nile virus
    A 67-year-old Cicero man is the first person to die from the West Nile virus in the Chicago area this year, Cook County Department of Public Health officials said Monday. The county health department said the man recently died after contracting the...
  • Chicago Overnight Report

    Chicago Overnight Report
    A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk. • A 31-year-old man has died after being shot in the South Side's Avalon Park neighborhood Sunday night, authorities said. Read more • A 67-year-old Cicero man is the first person to...
  • Anne Arundel County health briefs

    National recovery month The Department of Health is joining with community groups and providers in a program to support a healthy lifestyle for people in long-term recovery from mental and substance use disorders. The department's recovery support...
  • 12 new West Nile virus cases reported in Kansas this week

    12 new West Nile virus cases reported in Kansas this week
    Twelve cases of the West Nile virus were reported this week, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, bringing the total number of cases this year to 32. Two patients have died due to West Nile, but the KDHE is not yet providing...
  • Officials warn Angelenos to guard against mosquitoes and West Nile

    Officials warn Angelenos to guard against mosquitoes and West Nile
    As throngs of Angelenos take to the outdoors this Labor Day weekend, officials are warning them to guard against mosquito bites. "This week, the district confirmed more West Nile virus activity within its jurisdiction," according to a news release...
  • West Nile: Labeled 'endemic' in Los Angeles County

    Officials have warned residents to protect themselves from mosquito bites after dozens of dead birds and mosquito samples -- including three reported in Burbank -- tested positive for West Nile virus in Los Angeles County last month, authorities said. A...
  • Fewer teens drink and drive, study shows

     Fewer teens drink and drive, study shows
    Although it was overshadowed by alerts about meningitis and West Nile virus, some good news emerged recently from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: The percentage of teens ages 16 to 19 who drink and drive has fallen by 54 percent since...
  • Local chef and farmer writes about the lingering effects of West Nile

    Local chef and farmer writes about the lingering effects of West Nile
    In northwest Indiana, where I have raised vegetables for 20-odd years, mosquitoes flourish when rain fills the swamp pools in the backwaters of the Kankakee River. In August 2004, those pools spawned a particularly righteous throng. One afternoon, they...