West Nile virus

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LA County confirms 3 more deaths due to West Nile Virus

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles County health officials today confirmed the county’s seventh death due to West Nile Virus, with three fatalities confirmed in the past week. The three latest victims were men — […]

10/21/2013

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West Nile death reported in San Bernardino County

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) – San Bernardino County health officials say a person has died after being infected with the West Nile virus. The Riverside Press Enterprise says the death was reported Friday. The person’s […]

10/05/2013

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West Nile virus confirmed in Long Beach

LONG BEACH (CNS) – Long Beach health officials today confirmed the city’s first case of West Nile virus and urged residents to take precautions to avoid infection. The resident who contracted the virus was briefly […]

09/11/2013

This photo provided by the Agriculture Department shows a female yellowfever mosquito probing a piece of Limburger cheese, one of few known mosquito attractants. (AP Photo/Peggy Greb, USDA)

Mosquitoes are worse this summer in parts of US

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The tiny mosquito all too often has man on the run. And this summer, it seems even worse than usual. “You can’t get from the car to inside our house without […]

08/20/2013

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LA County man died from West Nile virus

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County health officials say an elderly man who lived in the South Bay area has died after being infected with the West Nile virus. Dr. Jonathan Fielding said Thursday […]

08/01/2013

Actress Lisa Whelchel has West Nile Virus

FLOWER MOUND, Texas (AP) – One of the contestants still playing on “Survivor: Philippines” has been diagnosed with West Nile virus. Lisa Whelchel of “The Facts of Life” says she’s “fine, just tired.” Her doctors […]

11/15/2012

West Nile virus death in San Bernardino County

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) – An 86-year-old man is the first to die from West Nile virus in San Bernardino County. Fifteen Californians have died from the mosquito-borne virus so far this year. County spokesman […]

10/24/2012

CDC: Nation on track for deadliest West Nile year

NEW YORK (AP) – Health officials say they’re convinced this will be the worst year for West Nile virus deaths and severe illnesses since the disease hit America’s shores in 1999. So far, 1,405 serious […]

09/12/2012

CDC: West Nile cases rise 40 percent in 1 week

(AP) — Federal health officials say that West Nile virus cases are up 40 percent since last week and are on pace to rival the record years of 2002 and 2003. The Centers for Disease […]

08/29/2012

CDC: West Nile outbreak one of largest in US

ATLANTA (AP) – The current West Nile outbreak is one of the largest in the U.S., with four times the usual number of cases for this time of year, federal health officials said Wednesday. It’s […]

08/22/2012

West Nile virus kills woman in Fresno County

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – Fresno County reports that an elderly woman has died of West Nile virus, the county’s first virus-related death this year. The county Department of Public Health says the woman had been […]

08/21/2012

Dallas approves aerial spraying to fight West Nile

(AP) – Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings on Wednesday declared the city’s recent West Nile virus outbreak to be a state of emergency and authorized the first aerial spraying of insecticide in the city in more […]

08/15/2012