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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...
  • West Nile virus found in Bolingbrook

    West Nile virus found in Bolingbrook
    Mosquitoes collected from a Will County Health Department monitoring site in Bolingbrook tested positive for West Nile virus on Aug. 6, according to officials. County environmental health workers collected the sample Aug. 5, and they it represents the...
  • 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...
  • West Nile cases still on rise in state; Orange County is hot spot

    West Nile cases still on rise in state; Orange County is hot spot
    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...
  • 2 Chicago women first West Nile deaths in Illinois this year

    2 Chicago women first West Nile deaths in Illinois this year
    Two women in Chicago have died after becoming infected with the West Nile virus, the first reported disease-related fatalities in Illinois this year, health officials said. One woman was in her 70s and the other in her 80s, according to the Chicago...
  • Naperville man contracts West Nile virus

    Naperville man contracts West Nile virus
    A Naperville man has contracted DuPage County's first reported human case of West Nile virus this year, authorities said Monday. The man, who is in his 50s, was treated as an outpatient and his condition has improved, according to a news release from...
  • Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile in Will County

    Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile in Will County
    West Nile virus was discovered last week in mosquitoes at two new Will County locations despite the cooler temperatures, the health department reported. Mosquito samples collected from monitoring sites in Homer Glen and Plainfield tested positive for...
  • Geneva man has West Nile virus; first in Kane Co. since 2012

    Geneva man has West Nile virus; first in Kane Co. since 2012
    A Geneva man has contracted West Nile virus in Kane County's first reported human case since 2012, county health officials said Wednesday. The 33-year-old man was treated as an outpatient and is recovering, said Tom Schlueter, spokesman for the Kane...