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Texas Woman Holds West Nile Virus Awareness Event

Published on September 14, 2012 By ardentadmin

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 […]

Texas Declares Worst Record in West Nile Virus

Published on September 7, 2012 By ardentadmin

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 […]

West Nile Virus Cases in US Reach 2,118

Published on September 5, 2012 By ardentadmin

Health officials in the United States has reported that cases of infection due to West Nile virus has reached 2,118, an increase of 25% from last week. Records also indicate 92 deaths. Lyle Petersen, director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s division of vector-borne infectious diseases, said that cases will continue to rise “probably […]

5 Things You Need to Know About West Nile Virus

Published on August 22, 2012 By ardentadmin

With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting that the recent outbreak of West Nile virus is the largest ever seen in the United States, with Texas at the epicenter, you feel uncertain whether you are doing enough to protect your family against this potentially fatal disease. CNN shares some useful information about the […]

West Nile Virus Outbreak in Texas Worst in United States

Published on August 15, 2012 By ardentadmin

Officials in Dallas County have declared a state of emergency as the West Nile Virus infected more than 190 people, killing 10. Texas is hit with the worst outbreak in the United States. The unusually warm winter and rainy spring in many parts of Texas, including Dallas-Fort Worth, have provided ideal conditions for breeding mosquitoes, […]

Possible Human Cases of West Nile Virus Reported in Texas

Published on July 19, 2012 By ardentadmin

Public health authorities in Plano, Texas, have reported that two local people may have contracted the West Nile Virus. The cases occurred in the areas covered by zip codes 75074 and 75075. According to Geoffrey Heinecke, the city’s environmental health manager, further tests need to be performed to confirm the presence of the disease. The […]