West Nile Virus Deaths in United States Increased by 19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the number of confirmed deaths due to West Nile virus this year rose to 19% this week to 219 in United States. The total number of cases, meanwhile, was up 4% to 4,725. According to Marc Fischer, medical epidemiologist working in CDC’s Fort Collins, Colorado, laboratory, […]

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Chicago Fire Officer Succumbs to West Nile Virus

A Chicago Fire Department lieutenant died Thursday (October 4) from West Nile virus, which he contracted from a mosquito bite two weeks prior. Lt. Thomas Flahive, 58, was bitten by mosquito during a family trip to Wisconsin, according to the city’s Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford. The firefighters of Engine Company 108 from the […]

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Upcoming Cold Weather Seen To Slow Down West Nile Virus

With the country already experiencing the worst West Nile virus epidemic since 2002, slowing it down seems to help provide some relief to many concerned individuals. With the cold weather slowly coming in, it is expected to slow down the virus from creating new cases. This will help ease down many worries over the seemingly […]

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Alberta Reports First West Nile Death Since 2007

The Canadian province of Alberta has confirmed that one of its residents died due to West Nile virus), the first since 2007. The Alberta Health Services did not reveal much about the victim, except that the casualty lives in the southern part of the province. As of this posting, there are 10 cases of West […]

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West Nile Virus Deaths in United States Increased by 19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the number of confirmed deaths due to West Nile virus this year rose to 19% this week to 219 in United States. The total number of cases, meanwhile, was up 4% to 4,725. According to Marc Fischer, medical epidemiologist working in CDC’s Fort Collins, Colorado, laboratory, […]

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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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