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West Nile Virus

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  • Mega Millions recipe: longer odds, bigger pots and fewer winners

    Mega Millions recipe: longer odds, bigger pots and fewer winners
    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...
  • Disease On The Wings Of Climate Change

    Disease On The Wings Of Climate Change
    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,...
  • Mysterious polio-like illnesses reported in some California children

    Mysterious polio-like illnesses reported in some California children
    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....
  • Gov. Malloy Enacts a Partial Ban on Pesticides, But It May Be Too Late For Connecticut Lobsters

    Gov. Malloy Enacts a Partial Ban on Pesticides, But It May Be Too Late For Connecticut Lobsters
    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’...
  • Ron Kaye: L.A. has gone to potholes

    Ron Kaye: L.A. has gone to potholes
    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...
  • State Confirms Another Death and More West Nile Cases

    State Confirms Another Death and More West Nile Cases
    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...
  • Franklin Co Dept. of Emergency Services uses zombie theme for emergency preparedness drill

    Franklin Co Dept. of Emergency Services uses zombie theme for emergency preparedness drill
    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....
  • 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...
  • Dead bird tests positive for West Nile

    Dead bird tests positive for West Nile
    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...
  • N.B., H.B. residents positive for West Nile

    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...
  • Carson man, 78, diagnosed with West Nile virus dies

    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...