West Nile Virus

3:55pm

Wed August 13, 2014
Environment

Larimer County To Spray For Mosquitoes In Southeast Fort Collins

Credit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Insecticide spraying for West Nile infected mosquitoes will begin Friday, August 15 in the highest risk portion of Larimer County, an area that overlaps with part of southeast Fort Collins.

It will be the county spraying, not the city of Fort Collins.

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1:54pm

Fri August 8, 2014

5:00am

Mon July 28, 2014
Health

Emerging Virus Chikungunya Under Scrutiny By Fort Collins CDC Lab

A CDC scientist examines mosquitoes using a stereoscopic microscope to identify the species while working in a BSL-3 lab in Fort Collins, Colorado
Centers for Disease Control Division of Vector Borne Diseases

While most Americans probably haven't heard of Chikungunya, Ann Powers, a research microbiologist at the Centers for Disease Control, has been studying the virus for 15 years.

The mosquito-carried virus made the news recently when the first locally-transmitted case of it appeared in Florida, July 17. Now, the public and medical researchers are wondering if it may spread further into the United States, and how serious it might be.

The research that Powers does at the CDC's Division of Vector Borne Diseases in Fort Collins may help answer some of those questions.

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Tue June 17, 2014

8:25am

Wed February 12, 2014
Shots - Health News

The High Cost Of Treating People Hospitalized With West Nile Virus

Originally published on Wed February 12, 2014 3:11 pm

Small but costly: Dozens of mosquito species carry West Nile virus in the U.S.
Darren McCollester Getty Images

Fifteen years ago an unwelcome viral visitor entered the U.S., and we've been paying for it ever since.

The U.S recorded its first case of West Nile virus back in 1999. Since then, the disease has spread across the lower 48 states and cost the country around $800 million, scientists reported this week in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

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