West Nile Virus News

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11/7/2017
11/2/2017
10/9/2017
Some U.S. Olympians Got West Nile in Brazil, But Not Zika

Less-feared infections were overlooked, researchers say

2/8/2017
Drought May Beckon Bigger West Nile Outbreaks

Dry environment might alter how easily mosquito-borne virus is transmitted, researchers say

11/22/2016
U.S. Death Toll From Infectious Diseases Unchanged: Study

Although new threats have emerged, the number of people dying from infections has stayed relatively stable

11/14/2016
West Nile's Long-Term Death Toll May Be Higher Than Thought

Texas study estimates mortality rate from the mosquito-borne disease at 13 percent

9/27/2016
Common Culex Mosquitoes Don't Transmit Zika Virus: Study

These widespread insects do spread West Nile virus and Japanese encephalitis though, researchers say

8/9/2016
When It Comes to West Nile, Robins Do It, Cardinals Don't

Researchers identify birds likely to spread, suppress the virus

9/3/2015
West Nile Virus Most Common Mosquito-Borne Illness in U.S.

Cases aren't increasing, but persistent, infectious-disease expert says

2/10/2014
West Nile Virus Has Cost U.S. Nearly $800 Million: CDC

Researchers tallied costs in health care, lost productivity over 14 years

12/5/2013
Scientists Seek to Take Bite Out of Mosquito Problem

Knowing how they detect skin odor might lead to better repellants, researcher says

8/9/2013
Asian Tiger Mosquito Could Spread U.S. Disease

Present in more than half of states, the bloodthirsty parasite transmits a host of viruses

7/16/2013
2012 Texas West Nile Outbreak Linked to Mild Winter

Lessons learned in deadly resurgence may point the way to prevention, expert says

7/12/2013
West Nile Spraying Safe in Short Term: Study

California researchers found Sacramento County residents had no immediate health problems after pesticide was applied

5/13/2013
Unusual Heat May Have Boosted West Nile Virus Last Year: CDC

More illnesses, deaths from mosquito-borne disease reported in 2012 than in recent years, agency says

1/1/2013
Survival of 'Obamacare' Tops List of Biggest Health News in 2012

Other headlines included steroid/meningitis outbreak, demise of the routine PSA test

12/14/2012
Immune System May Not Weaken With Age: Study

Seniors' infection-fighting T cells found as strong as those of younger adults

11/28/2012
Latest West Nile Tally: 5,245 Cases, 236 Deaths

Texas still the hardest hit state with 1,714 cases, 76 deaths, CDC says

11/7/2012
CDC: West Nile Toll Now 5,054 Cases, 228 Deaths

Texas the hardest hit state with 1,684 cases and 76 deaths

10/25/2012
West Nile Cases Pass 4,700 Mark Nationwide: CDC

Number of deaths now stands at 219, up from 183 last week

10/17/2012
West Nile Cases Pass 4,500 Mark Nationwide: CDC

Number of deaths now stands at 183, up from 168 last week

10/10/2012
West Nile Cases Continue to Climb, CDC Says

Number of deaths now stands at 168, up from 163 last week

10/3/2012
West Nile Cases Continue to Climb, CDC Says

Number of deaths now stands at 163, up from 147 last week

9/26/2012
West Nile Cases Rise by 400 Since Last Week: CDC

Number of deaths now stands at 147, and Texas continues to be the hardest-hit state

9/19/2012
West Nile Cases Still Rising; Death Toll Now at 134, CDC Says

Texas continues to be epicenter of outbreak, with nearly 40 percent of all mosquito-borne infections

9/12/2012
West Nile Cases Keep Climbing; 118 Deaths So Far, CDC Says

Texas remains the hardest hit state with 40 percent of mosquito-borne infections

9/7/2012
Health Tip: Protect Kids From Mosquito Bites

And reduce their risk of West Nile virus

8/29/2012
West Nile Cases Jump 40% in a Week; 66 Deaths Reported, CDC Says

Texas bears the brunt of the outbreak, which has yet to peak, experts say

8/22/2012
West Nile Outbreak Could Be Biggest Ever: CDC

Thirty-eight states have reported infections, almost half of 1,118 cases in Texas

8/17/2012
Dallas Launches Insecticide Spraying Against West Nile Virus

The north Texas area has been hit hard by the potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease this summer

8/16/2012
North Texas Cities to Start West Nile Spraying Thursday

Dallas, Fort Worth area has been hit hard by the potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease

8/14/2012
Dallas, Fort Worth Area Braces for West Nile Spraying

The Texas cities have been hit hard by the potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease

8/13/2012
Dallas-Fort Worth Brace for West Nile Spraying

The Texas cities have been hit hard by the potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease

8/3/2012
Fitter Kids May Make Better Grades: Study

Policymakers should realize the importance of phys-ed classes, researcher says

8/2/2012
West Nile Virus on the Rise in US: CDC

Health officials recommend steps to avoid the mosquito-borne infection

7/12/2012
CDC Warns of Another Emerging Tick-Borne Threat

Babesiosis can be fatal; another report shows mosquitoes continue to spread West Nile

10/20/2011
Robins Are 'Super-Spreaders' of West Nile Virus, Expert Says

Common bird a favorite meal for mosquitoes that harbor the disease, research shows

8/12/2011
Get Rid of Standing Water to Protect From Mosquitoes

Many urban dwellers don't bother to take steps to discourage mosquito breeding, study finds