West Nile

Chicken and egg

California chickens used to fight West Nile virus

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Health officials in San Bernardino County are enlisting chickens to provide an early warning for West Nile virus, which is commonly spread by mosquitoes. The San Bernardino Sun reported Monday […]

08/13/2014

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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

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

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

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