| Dec 12, 2013
| 5:56 PM
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...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 3:38 PM
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,...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 6:38 AM
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....
| Jun 25, 2013
| 9:40 AM
Stopping West Nile virus by killing baby mosquitoes, or saving Long Island Sound’s vanishing lobsters. It’s a debate that’s been going on for more than a decade and the pro-lobster brigade has finally won.
Sort of. Some say it’...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 6:25 PM
Cracked and potholed streets don't just damage your car and annoy you, they also kill — causing accidents, slowing emergency response times, endangering pedestrians, even increasing the risk of West Nile virus by allowing stagnant pools of water...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 8:38 PM
The state health department is reporting another death and 17 new West Nile Virus cases.
This year 13 people have died after getting the virus.
There are a total of 338 confirmed cases in Louisiana in 2012.
The Department of Health and Hospitals says...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 11:30 AM
The Franklin County Department of Emergency Services used a zombie apocalypse theme for an emergency preparedness drill Saturday.
"What we're doing is a pod exercise, which is appointing distribution. This would be used for any kind of major catastrophe....
| Oct 31, 2012
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...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 3:37 PM
LA JOLLA, Calif. -- A dead bird recently found in La Jolla was the first in San Diego County to test positive for West Nile Virus this year, the county Department of Environmental Health announced Tuesday.
The National Centers for Disease Control and...
| Dec 1, 2012
| 6:40 PM
Three Huntington Beach residents, a Newport Beach man and an Irvine woman were among 45 people who were reported to have tested positive for West Nile Virus in Orange County this year as of Nov. 20. None of those cases were fatal.
Of the 107 total...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 8:35 AM
A 78-year-old Carson man diagnosed by doctors with West Nile virus has died, the Long Beach Press-Telegram reported.
Albert Shipman died Tuesday night in San Pedro, two weeks after being hospitalized with stroke-like symptoms, including memory loss...