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West Nile Virus

Quick Steps to Being Mosquito Free This Summer

Minh Chau | Posted 07.28.2013 | Travel
Minh Chau

In a couple of days I'll be kicking off 60-plus days of trekking through Central and South America. Unlike my trips through less tropical climates, I've placed more focus on decreasing the probability of coming back looking like a pin cushion for mosquitoes.

West Nile Deaths Hit Record High Last Year

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK — U.S. health officials say last year was the worst ever for West Nile virus deaths. The final tally reported Monday was 286 deaths &n...

'Survivor' Star Lisa Whelchel Announces Diagnosis With West Nile Virus: What Is It?

Posted 11.15.2012 | Healthy Living

Lisa Whelchel, the "Facts of Life" actress who is now a contestant on "Survivor: Philippines," has been diagnosed with West Nile virus, according to n...

West Nile Outbreak Likely To Be Second-Worst On Record: CDC

Reuters | Posted 12.03.2012 | Healthy Living

Oct 3 (Reuters) - The outbreak of West Nile virus that has hit Texas and other states remains on pace to make 2012 the second-worst year on record f...

Another 400 West Nile Cases Reported In The Last Week: CDC

Reuters | Posted 11.26.2012 | Healthy Living

(Adds details) Sept 26 (Reuters) - More than 400 new U.S. cases of West Nile virus emerged in the last week, in an outbreak that remai...

Television's Assault on Medical Research

Doug Peddicord | Posted 11.25.2012 | Media
Doug Peddicord

Patients who participate in clinical trials should be applauded for their willingness to contribute to medical science. They don't need to be exploited, made fun of or otherwise degraded.

West Nile Virus Kills 5 In The Balkans, Dozens Hospitalized

Reuters | Posted 11.20.2012 | Healthy Living

(Revises death toll) PRISTINA, Sept 20 (Reuters) - At least five people in the Balkans have died from West Nile virus and several doze...

Lynne Peeples

Fog Of War: Critics Question Success Claims Of Aerial Pesticide Spraying Against West Nile

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 09.18.2012 | Green

Massachusetts boasted a 60 percent kill rate. Vermont claimed up to 69 percent. And, in Texas, a preliminary report suggested that aerial spraying of ...

West Nile Virus Cases Continue To Climb

Reuters | Posted 11.12.2012 | Healthy Living

* Dallas-Fort Worth area is epicenter of the outbreak * Some 53 percent of cases are severe neuroinvasive form (Adds comments from ...

Worst Year Ever For West Nile In Texas; 43 Dead

AP | JAMIE STENGLE | Posted 09.06.2012 | Healthy Living

DALLAS -- It's the worst year ever for West Nile virus in Texas, which has seen about half of the country's deaths from the illness this year, health ...

West Nile Virus Cases Are Rising Even Higher

Reuters | Posted 11.05.2012 | Healthy Living

Sept 5 (Reuters) - The number of cases of West Nile virus reported in the United States rose 25 percent in the latest week, while the number of deat...

Protect Yourself! The States WIth The Most West Nile Cases

Posted 08.31.2012 | Healthy Living

Earlier this week, health officials reported that there are now 1,590 cases of West Nile virus confirmed in humans across the United States, and 66 de...

Mosquito-Borne Disease Has Michigan Health Officials Worried

Posted 08.30.2012 | Detroit

West Nile virus has reached epidemic levels in Michigan this year, according to state health officials. They're urging people to take preventative mea...

West Nile Virus Cases Set Record, Deaths Soar: CDC

Reuters | Posted 10.29.2012 | Healthy Living

* So far this year there are 1,590 cases, 66 deaths * Virus has reached every state except Alaska, Hawaii * Climate fact...

Breaking It Down: The West Nile Virus

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 10.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Due to this sudden increase in reported West Nile virus infections, major media outlets have been quick to broadcast stories covering this seasonal epidemic, but are lax on explaining how the virus actually works.

'Green News Report' - August 23, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.23.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'...

West Nile Virus: Alarming Increase In Cases This Summer

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 10.22.2012 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA — The current West Nile outbreak is one of the largest in the U.S., with four times the usual number of cases for this time of year, fed...

'Green News Report' - August 21, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.21.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY...

West Nile Virus Detected In Brooklyn

Patch | Posted 08.20.2012 | New York

The West Nile Virus has been detected in zip codes covering Prospect Heights, Prospect Park and Park Slope. According to the NYC Department of Heal...

'Green News Report' - August 16, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.16.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama stu...

Dallas Launches Aerial Assault Against West Nile Virus

AP | By SARAH KUTA | Posted 10.17.2012 | Green

DALLAS (AP) — The last time Dallas used aerial spraying to curb the mosquito population, Texas' Lyndon Johnson was in the White House, Mission Contr...

What Are The Symptoms Of West Nile Virus?

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 08.07.2012 | Healthy Living

West Nile virus has been popping up across the country over the last few days, from New York's Long Island, to Dallas, Texas, to the Phoenix-metro are...

West Nile: What You Should Know

Ilya Bernstein, R.N. | Posted 10.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Ilya Bernstein, R.N.

The New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) reported Monday that the city's first West Nile viral infection of 2012 has been confirmed in a Staten Island man.

West Nile Season Off To An Early Start: CDC

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 10.01.2012 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA — More serious illnesses from West Nile virus have been reported so far this year than any since 2004, health officials said Wednesday. ...

Lynne Peeples

The Mosquito Wars: As West Nile Risks Rise, So Do Pesticide Attacks

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 07.31.2012 | Green

It's raining from the skies above Sacramento, Calif., and Miami. It's blasting out the back of trucks in Chicago and shooting from backpack-mounted gu...