Last week, an elderly woman became California's first casualty of the West Nile virus, and several others have died in states like Texas and Arizona. Here's more in today's Your Healthy Family.
It's those pesky mosquitoes that carry West Nile, so how can you protect yourself and your family?... more »
A human case of West Nile virus has been reported in Nebraska. Health officials there say a man in his 50's tested positive for the virus, which is transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito. The county involved received notice of the test results earlier this week. There have... more »
LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Lakewood officials say they've found the first positive test for West Nile of the year at a city pond. Officials from the city's Urban Parks Division say the positive test for West Nile at Sanctuary Park should not be cause for alarm.
The city says residents... more »
Weld County health officials say they are monitoring the Fort Lupton area for a mosquito from Asia that can carry diseases not normally seen in the U.S.
The Greeley Tribune reports that Weld County officials will be spraying the area of Fort Lupton near the South Platte River to... more »
Larimer County health officials say a 39-year-old woman in LaPorte is the second Coloradan with a confirmed case of West Nile virus this year.
The woman, whose name wasn't released, is the first Larimer County resident diagnosed with the mosquito-borne disease this year. The Larimer County Department of Health... more »
The first case of West Nile virus in Colorado this year has been confirmed by the Colorado Department of Health in Weld County.
Health officials advise people to take precautions against mosquitoes, which carry the virus. Tips include wearing insect repellent and staying indoors at dusk and dawn when... more »
Memorial Day weekend kicks off the un-official start to summer and time to fight off those pesky mosquitoes. In the past, the El Paso and Pueblo Health Departments have sprayed chemicals to kill the nasty bugs, but not anymore. "Due to budget cuts we eliminated our mosquito control program and... more »
Denver-area churches are launching a campaign to fight malaria. The launch of the Ten Thousand Nets campaign Sunday coincides with World Malaria Day. Denver Community Church pastor Michael Hidalgo says it's maddening that close to 1 million people die every year from a treatable, preventable disease. The campaign hopes to... more »