West Nile Cases in United States Spike from Last Week

The number of infections attributed to West Nile virus in the United States has jumped over 60 percent compared to last week in what is reported as the country’s biggest-ever outbreaks of the disease, according to federal officials. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that 1,118 cases and 41 deaths had […]

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Cases of West Nile Virus Reported in Five Provinces in Canada

Not only the West Nile Virus has infected residents in the United States, but also its neighbor to the north as several provinces in Canada have reported cases of infection due to the virus. Public health officials in Ontario have reported that 49 probable human cases of the disease have been spotted as of this […]

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Biologist Says West Nile Virus May Be Treated With Antibiotics

With the West Nile virus still emerging as a serious threat in any US states today, more and more people are getting concerned of when effective treatments may be made available to address the ongoing threat. Unfortunately, doctors currently have no way of treating the West Nile virus effectively. A biologist has recently suggested that […]

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How To Handle Dead Birds Suspected of West Nile Virus

It is a common misconception that all mosquitoes carry the West Nile Virus. Fact is that mosquitoes naturally do not carry the virus; they get it from sucking the blood of birds infected with West Nile. The presence of dead birds is a possible early warning sign that your area will have to deal with […]

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Hurricane Isaac May Contribute To Increasing Mosquito West Nile Virus Problem

People in the Gulf Coast states are now preparing for Hurricane Isaac as it makes landfall on several states in the area. Strong winds and heavy rains are pounding the affected states, notably Louisiana, Alabama, Florida and Mississippi. Other nearby states may not bear the havoc that the storm may bring but would still experience […]

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