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By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, September 8th, 2015
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California West Nile virus cases top 100

With the addition of 25 new human West Nile virus (WNV) cases in the Golden State last week, the state’s tally has the eclipsed the 100 mark, the first state to reach that threshold. Image/CDPH The new total More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, September 7th, 2015
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Israel sees increase in West Nile virus since August

Since the beginning of August, Israel has reported some 40 human cases of West Nile virus (WNV), a significant rise in cases according to the Health Ministry. In just the past week, nine new cases have been reported, More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, September 3rd, 2015
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New Jersey: Passaic County man is 1st West Nile virus death since 2013

Health officials in New Jersey are reporting the first human West Nile virus (WNV) death since 2013 in a 65-year-old Passaic County man, according to local media Wednesday. Photo/CDC In 2013, two fatalities in Gloucester More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
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San Diego County man first West Nile virus case since 2012, detected during blood donation screening

A 43-year-old Santee man has the first confirmed local case of West Nile virus (WNV) in 2014, the County Health and Human Services Agency reported today. This is the first local human case since 2012, according More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
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West Nile virus in the US hits double digits

The number of human West Nile virus cases has hit 11 in seven states across the United States so far in 2014. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported in their West Nile update Tuesday, cases More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
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Iowa sees first human West Nile virus case of 2014 in Clay County man

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced Tuesday the first confirmed human case of West Nile virus (WNV) in Iowa this year. The case is an adult male (18 to 40 years of age) from Clay County, who is More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, June 22nd, 2014
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California reports two human West Nile virus infections, first cases of 2014

The first two human infections with West Nile virus (WNV) this season have been reported by Contra Costa and San Joaquin Counties, announced Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, June 14th, 2014
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Pinal County man is Arizona’s first West Nile virus case of 2014

The Pinal County Public Health Services District has reported the first human case of West Nile virus (WNV)  in Arizona in a Casa Grande resident. The male patient is reportedly currently receiving medical care More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, April 21st, 2014
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Research points to understanding the RNA in Dengue may lead to a vaccine or cure

NEWS RELEASE Two recent papers by a University of Colorado School of Medicine researcher and colleagues may help scientists develop treatments or vaccines for Dengue fever, West Nile virus, Yellow fever, Japanese More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, April 19th, 2014
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Author, Mark Jerome Walters discusses his new book, ‘Seven Modern Plagues’

A new book, which examines seven relatively new and emerging infectious diseases and how human action and the change in the ecology, causes them to produce, according to the author, “ecodemics”. The More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
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West Nile virus has cost the US $778 million in health care expenditures and lost productivity since 1999: Study

In a study of the economic impact of West Nile virus (WNV) in the United States, a research team from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that in the 14 years since the virus was first detected More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, February 10th, 2014
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Mississippi reports first West Nile virus case of the year

A Hinds County resident is the first confirmed West Nile virus (WNV) in the state of Mississippi in 2014, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) Feb. 10. Photo/CDC “From time to time, More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
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Duke researchers develop intranasal vaccine that protects mice from West Nile virus

PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON, DC – January 28, 2013 – Researchers from Duke University have developed a nasal vaccine formulation that provides protective immunity against West Nile virus (WNV) infection in mice More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, January 1st, 2014
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West Nile virus linked to deaths of 27 bald eagles in Utah

After ruling out a number of possible culprits– avian cholera, erysipelas, lead poisoning and a number of other toxins and chemicals, officials with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) report that More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, October 7th, 2013
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West Nile virus numbers down big compared to 2012, Texas most dramatic difference

New data recently released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that the number of cases and deaths due to West Nile virus (WNV) in 2013 are down significantly compared to the same time More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, August 25th, 2013
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West Nile virus case count nears 300 nationally, 11 deaths reported

The total number of West Nile virus (WNV) cases reported across the United States stands at 296, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Of the nearly 300 cases, approximately More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, August 12th, 2013
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Louisiana’s West Nile virus case count up to eight

With the addition of seven cases of West Nile virus last week, the officials case count is now at eight in Louisiana, according to The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH). However, health officials More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, August 10th, 2013
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Larimer County, Colorado reports risk of West Nile virus as ‘Extremely High’ as 12 human cases are reported

Larimer County, Colorado,  in northern part of the state bordering Wyoming, is experiencing a surge of human West Nile virus (WNV) cases recently and have determined the risk for the mosquito borne viral disease More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
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San Juan County boy is first human West Nile virus case in New Mexico

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that a 13-year-old boy from San Juan County has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus (WNV) infection, he is the first human case of the mosquito borne viral disease More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, July 28th, 2013
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Indiana, Wisconsin, Louisiana, North Dakota and Idaho report their first cases of West Nile virus of 2013

At least five states reported their first human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) this past week according to state health departments. Reporting initial cases this week include Indiana, Wisconsin, Louisiana, North More...


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