iOS app Android app

West Nile

Zika, Vaccines and Climate Change: Convergence of Right and Left Extremism

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 01.27.2017 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Consider two people circumnavigating the globe at the equator from the same starting point but moving in opposite directions; the two points furthest apart converge at the end where the journey began; so too here with anti-science zealotry on left and right: They merge together in a bond of extremism. Nowhere can this circle of delusion be seen better than with the emergence of the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne disease that can cause devastating brain damage in newborns.

This 12-Year-Old Invented A Robot That Could Help End Malaria

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact

David Cohen understands that mosquitoes aren't just pesky annoyances -- they're global killers, too. That's why the 12-year-old from Dallas invent...

Mosquito Populations Are Booming This Year

Posted 07.25.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's John Platt: You're not imagining that high-pitched whine in your ear or the itch on your arm. Mosquito populations acr...

My Father Died From West Nile Virus in NYC

David Mager | Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living
David Mager

Last summer my father fell ill and fell down and hit his head, taking out much of one tiled wall in his bathroom. Although he was still conscious and ...

'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 Cases Still Growing, But At Slower Pace: CDC

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Marice Richter DALLAS, Oct 31 (Reuters) - The number of people infected with the mosquito-borne West Nile virus in the United State...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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.

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 Virus Detected In NYC Mosquitoes

The Huffington Post | Sarah Leon | Posted 07.10.2012 | New York

For the first time in 2012, West Nile virus has been found in New York City. The Health Department detected mosquitoes carrying the virus in State...

Robins Found Guilty In West Nile Virus Spread

| Posted 12.28.2011 | Health News

By Sophie Bushwick (Click here for the original article and podcast) West Nile virus first appeared in North America in 1999. And it quickly moved...

Chicago's Mosquito Boom: Rainy Weather Brings More Mosquitoes

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Excessive rain and a string of warm days over the past two weeks have contributed to a surge in the mosquito population across Chicagoland, health off...

West Nile Virus: Infected Mosquitoes Found On Chicago's Northwest Side

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Health officials are warning area residents of the danger of West Nile virus after infected mosquitoes were discovered on the Northwest Side, as well ...

The Deadliest Animals...Which Scares You Most? (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

We love to think of ourselves as kings and queens of the jungle, but there are many dangerous and deadly animals out there who kill humans -- intentio...

Mosquitoes Breeding In Swimming Pools Of Foreclosed Homes (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Mosquitoes lay their eggs in stagnant water and there's an abundance of it in eastern Riverside County, California. Mosquitoes there are breeding in t...