Archive for September, 2011

Seven Clark County Residents Found Infected With West Nile Virus

September 26, 2011

According to reports by the Southern Nevada Health Department, seven residents in Clark County have been found to be infected with the West Nile virus. This mosquito-borne virus has been causing seasonal epidemic on many parts of the US these recent years. The West Nile virus is considered a threatening disease, the most severe form […]

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Asian Tiger Mosquitoes Spotted in Los Angeles Area

September 25, 2011

Apart from the West Nile virus, another viral disease could be looming in California after an unusual mosquito makes an appearance in San Gabriel Valley, located within Los Angeles County. An Asian tiger mosquito, which is usually found in tropical regions, was spotted in El Monte during a routine call to vector control. This insect […]

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Miami Man Becomes First Local Case of West Nile Virus in 2011

September 24, 2011

The Miami-Dade County Health Department has confirmed that a 27-year-old local man has become the first human to contract West Nile virus locally this year. The patient first began feeling ill in early-to-mid August. He sought medical treatment and was admitted to a local hospital, where tests showed he was positive for the virus. He […]

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25 West Nile-Infected Birds Found in San Francisco Bay Area

September 23, 2011

A total of 25 birds have tested positive for West Nile virus in California’s Contra Costa County in San Francisco Bay Area, with ten birds found with the virus this week alone. The birds, all of them are dead, are collected from the cities of Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Concord, Lafayette, and Brentwood. Further along […]

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