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Wife of Dr. Oz Gets Sick with West Nile Virus

Published on September 10, 2012 By ardentadmin

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 […]

Maryland Reports First West Nile Virus Death of 2012

Published on August 31, 2012 By ardentadmin

Health officials of the State of Maryland has reported its first fatality from West Nile virus this year, as the rest of the United States has seen record-high cases. The disease is spreading faster compared to previous years, partly due to a mild winter and several spring rains that allowed mosquitoes to breed earlier. Maryland […]

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

Published on September 24, 2011 By ardentadmin

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 […]