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California and parts of the Bay Area are expecting the current West Nile virus season to be the worst in at least five years, with almost twice as many cases of the viral infection in humans so far compared with last year. Contra Costa County
September 13, 2012 A field sample of mosquitoes that could carry West Nile virus. One researcher hypothesizes that the mosquito-borne virus may have mutated. (David McNew/Getty Images) This year may be the worst-ever West Nile outbreak in U.S.
This group was found in Harrison Township in the area of the Harrison County Fairgrounds in Corydon. Danny Schroeder, senior environmental health specialist with the Harrison County Health Dept., stresses the importance of taking appropriate
The citys public health chief says there is no need for canceling outdoor evening activities in the city, as is happening in some neighboring towns, because of mosquito threats. In a report to the City Council Tuesday night, Dr. Michael P. Hirsh,
Howard Stolz, a prominent community volunteer, died Saturday after being hospitalized for 10 days with encephalitis, a severe neuroinvasive condition brought on by the virus. At 74, Stolz fit the profile of those most likely to succumb to the disease,
EDT, Wed September 12, 2012 Health officials believe the worst of the West Nile epidemic is over for this year. (CNN) -- Despite a 35% jump in West Nile virus cases since last week, federal health officials said Wednesday that they believe the worst
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. Officials on Wednesday said so far 1,405 serious illnesses and 118 deaths have been
Work to add an interchange here may be a bit hard on the ears of locals the next few weeks, but officials say it will be worth it for drivers. The contractor for a project to add on- and offramps at Highway 4 and Sand Creek Road will be pile driving
The Athol-Royalton School District said yesterday it was under a mandate from both state and local health departments to ban all school activities between 6:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m., when mosquitoes are most likely to be active, after the Eastern equine
The Tarrant County medical examiner's office is awaiting toxicology test results and police reports before ruling on the cause and manner of death of a Dallas police officer fatally shot at his Fort Worth home Monday afternoon, an official said.