DENVER (AP) - Colorado health officials say two people have died from the West Nile virus this season, both residents of Montrose County in the southwestern part of the state. The state Department of Health and Public Environment listed the deaths on its website on Tuesday. Health officials don't identify... more »
MONTROSE, Colo. (AP) - An obituary notice says an elderly Montrose woman has died of complications of West Nile virus. The obituary printed in the Friday edition of the Montrose Daily Press says Dorothy Iris "Irish" Meaker died Wednesday, days before her 87th birthday. Montrose County Coroner Thomas Canfield told... more »
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 »
State officials are testing for West Nile virus after monsoon rains brought mosquitoes out in force.
So far, Colorado officials have confirmed only one human case of the virus, which can cause flulike symptoms and sometimes death.
The Denver Post reports that a 47-year-old Longmont woman tested positive... 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 »