West Nile Virus


Thu August 15, 2013

Fort Collins Continues Spraying Across City

A Culex mosquito.

Fort Collins and areas in unincorporated Larimer County will once again see trucks spraying insecticide Thursday night in an attempt to kill mosquitoes infected with the West Nile Virus. 

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Mon August 12, 2013

Increased West Nile Spraying In Northern Colorado

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The number of human cases of West Nile in Colorado has reached 17 so far this season, prompting more municipalities to spray for mosquitoes.

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Wed July 31, 2013

West Nile Virus Risk Escalates in Larimer County

With the risk of infection rising, city of Fort Collins staff distributed 2,000 door hangers like this one in southeast portions of the city Saturday.
Grace Hood KUNC


Sun July 28, 2013

Northern Colorado Has Highest Number of West Nile Infected Mosquitoes

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With over 50 pools of mosquitoes testing positive, Larimer County represents about 30 percent of the positive tests in the state.

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Wed July 17, 2013
Shots - Health News

A Warm Winter Helped Fuel West Nile Outbreak In Dallas

Originally published on Thu July 18, 2013 8:43 am

A sprayer truck blankets a neighborhood in North Dallas with insecticide to curb mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus in July 2012.
Tom Fox/Dallas Morning News Corbis

West Nile virus looked like it was waning as a health threat, with the number of cases dropping each year. Then last summer, it roared back.

The number of people infected with the mosquito-borne illness suddenly spiked in 2012. And Dallas was hit hardest of all.

People showed up in emergency rooms with encephalitis and paralysis, unable to breathe on their own.

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