West Nile Virus

10:59am

Sun July 28, 2013
Environment

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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9:07am

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.
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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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12:45pm

Wed July 10, 2013
Environment

Little known Facts About West Nile Virus

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With the West Nile Virus season upon us, here are some facts that you may not have known about the seasonal blight.

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4:37pm

Wed November 7, 2012
Shots - Health News

West Nile Cases Still Climbing As Temperatures Drop

Mosquitoes are sorted at the Dallas County mosquito lab in Dallas, Texas on Aug. 16, 2012. Dallas County has seen the highest number of cases of West Nile virus of any county in Texas: 379 this year, as of Oct. 25.
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Summer may be long gone, but cases of West Nile virus are still popping up – making this year's outbreak the worst so far in the U.S. since 2003.

New tallies released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention bring the total case count for the year to 5,054, and the death toll to 228 — more than the past four years combined.

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3:30pm

Wed September 12, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Worst Of West Nile Epidemic Appears To Be Over

Technicians with the Contra Costa County Mosquito and Vector Control District spray insecticide in Brentwood, Calif., last month. Workers fogged areas of the county that had an increase in the numbers of mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus.
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The numbers for West Nile virus cases continue to rise, up 35 percent in the last week. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is confident the nation has turned the corner on its worst-ever epidemic of West Nile virus disease.

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