West Nile Virus

Geese May Hold Cure for West Nile, Cancer

Posted by on September 21, 2012 at 10:44 pm

A biotech company in based in North Dakota is developing a serum derived from geese, which they hope would treat everything from rabies to malaria, even cancer. The serum was originally intended to protect people from the West Nile virus, but research group Avianax discovered that this serum may have the potential to treat a […]

Louisiana Student Dies, West Nile Virus To Blame

Posted by on September 19, 2012 at 1:51 am

A family in West Monroe, Louisiana, remains in mourning after their child Charly Pratt died over the weekend. Pratt was a fourth grader at Riverbend Elementary. Early reports say Pratt’s death was caused by West Nile virus, but his relatives insist the mosquito-borne disease was not to blame. Investigation to find out his cause of […]

First Human West Nile Case in Southern Nevada Reported

Posted by on September 15, 2012 at 12:39 am

A 75-year-old female is admitted in a Las Vegas hospital with a critical form of West Nile virus, making it the first case of human infection this year in the southern part of Nevada, according to Southern Nevada Health District. Health district officials first reported about the presence of mosquitoes that carry the West Nile […]

Texas Woman Holds West Nile Virus Awareness Event

Posted by on September 14, 2012 at 6:10 pm

As a tribute to her grandfather who died from West Nile virus infection, a woman based in Bellmead, Texas, is holding an awareness event this weekend about the mosquito-borne illness. The “Fight The Bite” event will be held this Sunday (September 16th) at a local bar in nearby Waco, where participants can pick up information […]

Protecting Your Horses from West Nile Virus

Posted by on September 12, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Not only does the West Nile virus infect birds and humans, it can also make horses really sick. Symptoms of West Nile virus among horses include rear limb buckling, knuckling over, and ataxia. As of this posting, 33 states had reported 186 equine cases of West Nile this year. Mortality rate among horses with this […]

West Nile Epidemic Causes Unwanted Paranoia, Fear Among Americans

Posted by on September 12, 2012 at 6:27 pm

The alarming increase of West Nile virus cases this year in the US has led to quite a number of responses. The record number of West Nile virus cases has prompted many states to announce a state of emergency as well as conduct measures to help curb down the threat as well as help bring […]

Wife of Dr. Oz Gets Sick with West Nile Virus

Posted by on September 10, 2012 at 10:22 pm

West Nile virus spares no one; it knows no social and economic status. This rings true as wife of television’s favorite doctor Dr. Oz contracted the dreaded virus last week. In an interview with Inside Edition, Dr. Oz narrated how his wife, Lisa, unknowingly suffered from West Nile virus. “She came to me complaining that […]

West Nile Outbreak Expected To Last Until October

Posted by on September 10, 2012 at 6:28 pm

The West Nile outbreak is still continuing to affect many states in the US. There have been continuous outbreak alerts provided on several of the hardest hit states, Texas of which bore the brunt of the outbreak the most. The state reported nearly half of the West Nile cases this year and has reported the […]

Ohio Records 60 West Nile Virus Cases

Posted by on September 7, 2012 at 8:09 pm

Ohio health officials has confirmed its number of human infections from West Nile virus has increased to 60, more than twice the record documented three weeks ago. Two residents–a 76-year-old man in Hamilton County and an 87-year-old man in Cuyahoga County–have died in what has been dubbed one of the worst summers for West Nile […]

Texas Declares Worst Record in West Nile Virus

Posted by on September 7, 2012 at 8:10 am

The State of Texas has declared 2012 its worst year for West Nile virus as half of the number of deaths from the illness in the United States come from the biggest state. At least 43 people have died from West Nile in Texas, where the Department of State Health Services has recorded at least […]