| Aug 27, 2013
| 12:48 PM
San Gabriel Valley residents are being urged to take precautions while outdoors after tests confirmed West Nile virus activity in three cities in the region, authorities said Tuesday.
Positive tests were confirmed in samples taken from mosquitoes in the...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 12:15 PM
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...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:08 PM
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.
| Sep 16, 2013
| 7:48 AM
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...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 5:18 AM
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...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 2:36 PM
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...
| 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...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 8:38 AM
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...
| Jul 10, 2013
The warmer weather brings out the bugs and flying insects — and some of them bite and sting. But how do you know if you need to take a Benadryl, rush to the emergency room or just put some ice on the sting or bite? We talked to Dr. David Zich, a...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 11:39 AM
A mosquito sample collected in Glendale tested positive for West Nile virus, making it the first sign of the disease in the city this year.
The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District confirmed Friday the infected mosquito sample was collected...